Do you look forward to bathing your dog, or do you dread the thought?
Bath time can be a fun time for you and your dog, with the proper tools in place.
Here are 15 dog shower products that will make the bathing experience better for you, your back, your knees, your tub – and your dog.
Aquapaw Slow Treater Treat Dispensing Mat
If it’s a struggle to get your dog into the tub, let alone wash him or her, you’ll definitely want the Aquapaw Slow Treater. This is such a brilliant and simple way to keep your dog positively engaged while you take care of business.
Start by smearing peanut butter across the center circle. A series of nubs help hold the treat and also prevent your dog from gobbling everything up at once. Then press it against a shower wall. There are 3 “wings” on the edges that you can push onto the wall. When you’re done, you can pull the adjacent tabs to remove it. Put it in the dishwasher or clean it in the sink.
The Slow Treater is made with FDA-grade silicone that is safe for your dog. It’s also freezer safe, and many customers recommend freezing the treats first to keep them from dripping out and into the tub when you’re running warm water. This is also an excellent tool for keeping your dog occupied for nail trimming.See Current Price
Waterpik PPR-252 Pet Wand Pro Dog Shower Attachment
Bathing a dog can be challenging with traditional shower faucet heads. The Waterpik Pet Wand Pro is brilliant. Its long contoured wand is actually designed for washing a dog’s body. It’s 13 inches long for better coverage and has two spray settings for better control. The wand has an 8-foot hose for plenty of reach, and can be used indoors attached to an existing shower or outdoors attached to a garden hose.See Current Price
SmarterFresh Pet Shower Sprayer Set
The SmarterFresh Pet Shower Sprayer Set attaches permanently to your existing shower head, so it’s ready when you need it. You can choose from 3 settings on the shower diverter to control how and from where you want the water to flow. And an included bracket provides a spot to hang the unit when not in use. It’s easy to install and very durable.See Current Price
Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool
Aquapaw’s bathing tool lets you wash, scrub and rinse your dog with one hand and one tool. The coolest feature is that you can turn the water on and off by closing your hand and pressing a button in the center of the sprayer. You’re not stuck with a constant stream of water when you don’t need it. The Aquapaw can be used indoors, installed to a shower, or outdoors attached to a garden hose.See Current Price
Kurgo Mud Dog Travel Shower
You never know when your dog will run through dirt or roll around in mud. The Kurgo Mud Dog Travel Shower makes it easy to give your dog a quick rinse anytime. This brilliant little cap turns plastic pop bottles into an instant shower. Just fill a bottle with water, put the shower on the neck and squeeze water onto your dog. Also great to keep your dog cool in summer and for a drink. It fits bottles from 16 ounces to 2 liters and can be tossed into a dishwasher when dirty.See Current Price
Flying Pig Pet Portable Bath Tub
Flying Pig’s Portable Pet Tub is a great solution if your back aches for hours – or days – after you bathe your dog in the shower. The 1-piece tub snaps directly to the stainless steel legs for super-easy assembly, and the stainless legs have levelers to compensate for uneven floors. But the best part is its 360-degree walk-around design that makes it easy to wash your dog from all angles. And the tub stands 3 feet off the ground, so you’re not constantly bent over.This sturdy unit is built for small- to medium-sized dogs, although it can support 150 pounds.See Current Price
Pet Gear Pup-Tub
Bathing a small dog in a standard bath tub can be challenging. There’s almost too much space to work with, and the dog can virtually run wild in the tub. Plus, the strain on your knees and back! This portable tub from Pet Gear is great for washing small breed dogs up to 20 pounds and for puppies. It has some very nice design features, including a non-slip rubber bottom inside the tub, two compartments to hold shampoo and other grooming items and a pair of tethers to secure your dog. The tub is also translucent, so your dog can see through the tub at bath time. It connects easily to a kitchen faucet and can be easily drained into a sink.See Current Price
FURminator deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Shampoo
This shampoo does double duty for you and your dog. Not only does it nicely clean your dog’s coat, but it excels at loosening excess hair during bathing that would normally end up all over your house. Great shampoo to keep shedding under control. Pair it and finish with FURminator’s deShedding Ultra Premium Dog Conditioner for maximum shed control.See Current Price
DII Bone Dry Microfiber Pet Bath Towel
A thirsty towel makes sopping up a wet dog much easier. And having one or two just for the dog helps prolong the life of your own bath towels. The DII Microfiber towel is great not just for shower and bath time but also for when your dog comes in from the rain or has muddy paws.See Current Price
Snuggly Dog Easy Wear Dog Towel
Unless you have a small dog, it usually takes more than a towel to dry off your pooch. That’s where the Snuggly Dog Easy Wear Dog Towel comes in. The soft microfiber material is great at absorbing excess water and most dogs enjoy wearing it because it’s so comfortable. Just slip this combo bathrobe/turtleneck/towel onto your dog and leave it until he or she is nearly dry. Remove it and use it like a towel to finish.See Current Price
K-9 III Dog Grooming Dryer
For frequent bathing and grooming – particularly large dogs with long hair – a professional dryer is an investment that can provide years and years of reliable service. The K-9 III is a powerful, high-velocity machine built to tame the thickest, wettest coats. It is not cheap, but many happy customers say it’s worth the money, significantly cutting down the drying time.See Current Price
Belinde Pet Hair Grooming Dryer
The Belinde Pet Hair Dryer is a tremendous value for the price. This machine sports a 3.2 HP motor with an adjustable output from 600 watts to 2,400 watts, so you can dial in the heat perfectly. It comes with 4 nozzles and the hose adjusts from 31.5 to 94.5 inches when you need that extra reach. You even get an extra filter. There are loads of great reviews for this dryer.See Current Price
Bodhi Dog Grooming Pet Shampoo Brush
With the Bodhi Dog Grooming Brush, you can give your dog a relaxing massage-like rubdown, while also working the soap deep into the hair. Slip your hand into the soft rubber handle and you’re ready to go. The Bodhi brush is also useful as a deshedding tool.See Current Price
Bodhi Waterless Dog Shampoo
Face it – there are instances when your dog gets piggy, but there’s no time for a full bath in the shower or tub. For example, your dog rolled around in something and you have to leave for work in 5 minutes. No problem. Bodhi Dog’s Waterless Shampoo is great for spot treatments and to keep your dog smelling fresh. Spray it on, let it sit for a minute and then towel “dry” your dog. And you don’t need to rinse afterward.See Current Price
LEKEYE Shower Drain Hair Catcher
The last thing you want to see while bathing the dog is water pooling up in the tub. It’s the worst time to discover a clogged drain full of tangled, dirty hair. This Drain Strainer from LEKEYE is the best solution I’ve found. It will keep your dog’s hair – and your hair – from creating such a mess.See Current Price