Use the appropriate kind of brush for your puppy’s fur to brush it out thoroughly from head to tail. Make sure to brush the belly, the tail, and other areas that may not get as much attention. If her fur is longer, this part may take a little bit more time.
Mix one cup of cornstarch with a half cup of baking soda into a large bowl. You can then use your hands with or without a pair of gloves to apply the mixture along your puppy’s body. Don’t get the mixture into the eyes, ears, or nose, as this can cause irritation.
Apply the mixture to all other areas of your puppy’s body to ensure proper coverage. Remember the hard to reach areas like the groin, under the tail, and the underside of the paws. This mixture will help lift dirt and grime from the fur without the need to use water.
For puppies with shorter fur, you can let the mixture sit on the fur for about ten minutes or so. Longer fur or puppies with undercoats may around twenty to thirty minutes instead to let the mixture seep into the deeper areas for a proper clean.
Once you’ve let the mixture sit, use a brush to brush out the mixture from the fur. You can use this in tandem with a towel to clean off the mixture and remove the dirt from the fur in the process. Using this mixture whenever your puppy needs a quick cleaning can be preferable to setting a whole bath up.