Giving your dog a bath in the tub is fairly easy to do but can become quite messy. Prepare yourself for a bath of your own when your dog is clean and decides to shake off the excess water. Having all the right tools on hand such as an extra towel to hold up when your dog shakes off that excess water will be key to a successful bathtub bath. You should also be prepared with whatever shampoos or supplies you will need to get your dog clean while in the bathtub, so you never leave your dog unattended. Your dog’s safety needs to be first when you are bathing him in a bathtub.
No matter how you decide to bathe him in the bathtub, use a towel or a non-skid mat to keep your dog from slipping and sliding while in the tub. Some dogs love to take baths in the tub, and some dogs absolutely hate it. How well your dog manages taking a bath in the tub may very well depend on how prepared you are.
If your dog hates bathtub baths, preparing with a tub full of water and a warm bathroom before you even introduce your dog into the water might speed the procedure up and make it quicker for your pup. Some dogs don't enjoy the sound of running water, so consider having pitchers or milk jugs of warm water on hand and ready to go for fresh water rinsing. When in doubt, always bring treats into the bathroom to reward your dog as he's getting clean.