Set the scene for your spa treatment at home with your dog. Dim the lights, light some candles, incense, or diffusers with scents that are calm and relaxing for both you and your dog. Be sensitive to your dog's strong nose and don't overpower him with scents; set the scene with something relaxing.
If your dog has a jam, play it. If he doesn't have particular music he loves, play something you enjoy that is relaxing. The more relaxed you are, the more your pooch will pick up on that during his spa treatment.
Run a warm bath for your pooch. Use some soothing conditioners like oatmeal or aloe for his skin and give him a nice gentle bath. If your dog doesn't enjoy baths, make this quick and easy but get him clean and smelling good.
Once your dog is out of the bath and towel dried, move on to his nails. Clip them but not too short and file them so they don't get caught on anything as he walks.
Brush your dog's fur with a pin brush. Be sure to get out any knots or tangles and focus on making your dog's style beautiful. If your dog is still wet from his bath after doing his nails you can use this time to dry him with a hair dryer on a low setting. If you have a fluffy dog this will help his fluff look even prettier.
Lay your dog down on a couch, a table, or on the floor and give him a gentle massage. To do this with your dog, you will need to use your fingertips to knead his muscles from his shoulders down around his back and neck and up to his head behind his ears. You can also gently take each leg and give him a very gentle massage on each leg.
Once you are done with your massage, get yourself and your dog a favorite treat and lie back and relax together. Talk to your dog softly, enjoy the music and the ambiance, and enjoy the spa treatment you've given your dog on his special spa day.