Prepare yourself and your dog with a box of baking soda and a towel for the dog to stand on while you apply baking soda. This towel will also catch baking soda when it’s brushing time. Also, grab some treats for your pup for waiting and being good while getting a dry baking soda bath. And be sure to have a brush handy for the last step of getting your dog clean and smelling good.
Cover your dog in baking soda, avoiding his face. Be sure to apply a liberal amount and not just sprinkle a little on your dog. Do not conserve on the amount of baking soda used for your dog. Remember, baking soda is going to absorb and neutralize odors in the fur and soothe the skin, so you're going to need quite a bit of it.
Use your fingertips and massage the baking soda into your dog’s skin. Avoid leaving the baking soda sitting on the top of the fur, massage it onto the skin.
Allow the baking soda to sit on your dog’s skin and coat, working odors out and soothing dry, itchy skin. The baking soda will absorb oils from both the skin and oily coat. Give it time to work. While you wait, offer your dog a treat to pass the time.
Brush your dog well from head to tail, getting the baking soda out of the fur. Once the baking soda is brushed out, you should notice a fresh, clean scent and luscious fur.