Activities For Dogs After A Bath

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Introduction

Look at that nice clean dog! That dog clearly just had a bath. So, now what? You don't want your dog to immediately get dirty but you also don't want them to be bored. You need to find a nice neat activity that will keep your pup occupied while also making that shiny coat last a little while. These activities are great for dogs after they have had a bath. Not too messy but still lots of fun!

Fun Tag

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Any Day
Free
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Dry Towel
Dog Treats
Activity description

After taking a nice bath, many dogs get all riled up. They jump out of the water and are ready to run around - where did all of that energy come from?!? One thing is for sure, they want to go, go, go! So let them! Running around the house will not only help appease your dog's sudden urge to sprint about but it will also help your dog dry off. It is advised, however, to give them a quick towel dry off before you start your game of tag as wet dogs also love to shake! Get ready to run with your pup!

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Gear up
Pat your dog dry and use the towel to get them geared up and ready to run. It won't take much to excite your clean dog as they are most likely hyper from their bath time fun. However, if they need a little coaxing, say your pup's name excitedly and ask them "Are you ready? Are you ready?!?"….Now they are excited!
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Run away
Start by running away from your dog and having them chase you. Make yourself hard to get by dodging behind the couch or jumping over the bed. All the while, keep your dog energized and chasing you. Once your dog tags you, celebrate and then switch roles.
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Chase
Now you chase your dog! While your dog may not be as great about running away (they will most likely just stand in one spot, tail in the air), they may still skirt your attempts to "get" them. Once you tag your pooch, switch roles again and start running!
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Spa Day

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Nail Clippers
Dry Towel
Dog brush
Activity description

Your dog just had a nice bath which means their fur is extra clean. What better to do with a clean pup than to polish them up some more! Treat your dog to a mini doggy spa including a backrub, a nice brush down, a quick nail clip and maybe a few of their favorite treats. That sounds like a great day! Even if your dog is not a fan of water and bath time (many are not!), what dog can turn down a nice massage? Not many! Maybe after your dog has had a full spa day, you should treat yourself as well…

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Dry off
Dry your dog off from their bath with a nice fluffy towel. This can also be part of the spa day as you rub your dog all over. Not only will this clean your dog but they will also have fun trying to bite the towel as it passes over their head.
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Brushy brush
Set up a cozy bed, a massage table if you will, for your dog to lay down on. Start by giving them a nice full body pet and then get out the brush. Brush your dog all over to collect loose hair and also make their coat even shinier. Dogs will even enjoy if you use the brush bristles to give them a little scratch.
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The full treatment
Move on with your doggy spa day including anything else your pup enjoys. A quick nail trim or hair cut can be part of the experience. If your dog enjoys having their nails painted or fur put up in a bow, go for it! Oh, and don't forget the doggy treats! A tasty snack is a necessary part of a doggy spa.
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Hide and Seek

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Any Day
Free
Easy
20 min
Items needed
Treats
Activity description

You can easily play hide and seek with your dog anytime, anywhere and that includes inside the house where your dog is sure to not get dirty while playing. Your pup is very attached to you and will go through great lengths to uncover your secret hiding place. This game can also last as long or as quickly as you would like. So dry off that clean pup and think of a great place to hide. Oh, and don't forget to bring a treat or two with you to reward your dog when they finally find you! Now, go hide!

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Get excited
Make sure your dog is nice and dry after their bath. Get your pup excited to play a game. Some dogs can be a little skittish after a bath so you want to make sure your dog is in a playful mood. A fun game will also redirect their energy from bath time to fun time.
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Have patience
Have your dog sit in one room and command them to stay. Maybe show them that you are holding their favorite treat in your hand to get them extra excited. While your dog is staying in one place, run to a good hiding spot. Hide in a tricky place for dogs who are advanced at hide and seek (maybe behind a curtain or under a blanket) or make yourself easily found for dogs who are new to the game.
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Find me
Call your dog or 'release' them from sitting in the other room. Stay quiet while your dog searches for you. If you feel like your clean doggy is taking too long, try calling them again. When your dog finds you, celebrate! Give them a nice rub, a treat and then hide again!
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More Fun Ideas...

Cuddle Time

After a long bath, your dog's favorite activity might just be taking a nap. Let them curl up in a clean blanket and snooze away.

Car Ride

Take your clean dog for a nice relaxing car ride. Roll down the window so your pup can get some fresh air and dry off at the same time.

Conclusion

Most dogs need baths sooner or later and they will all want to play right after. Keep that pup looking and smelling clean with one of these nice and neat activities. When your dog is happy and still has soft, shiny fur in a few days, you will be glad that you picked a clean activity from this list!