Sometimes your dog plays outside and gets dirty, but maybe he doesn’t need a whole bath. Maybe he ran through the wet grass after a good rain. Springtime grass is often a bit wet and muddy. Or what about when your dog runs through the snow and comes in smelling like a wet dog with snow-caked legs? It happens. Sometimes you only need to clean your dog’s legs. Here are some quick ways to get your little guy’s legs clean without giving him an entire bath. When the weather is warm enough, letting dirt and mud dry can make brushing easier. Otherwise, rinse that mud off quickly and get those legs clean.
If your dog has been playing outside in the mud, in puddles of water, or in high drifts of snow, he might be cold and shaking. It might not be a good idea to give him a full bath at this time but rather only get his legs clean so you can focus on warming him up.