Purchase a dry shampoo from your local pet store or create your own at home by mixing baking soda and cornstarch together. Be sure you have enough to liberally cover your dog. The amount you’ll need will depend on the size of your pup. You can mix to half and half baking soda to cornstarch when making your own dry cleanser.
Before applying any dry shampoo or baking soda mixture onto your dog, brush him thoroughly. This will remove any loose dirt and tangles. Brushing also releases natural oils from your dog’s skin, coating the fur.
Sprinkle or spread the dry mixture to your dog’s fur. Let it sit on his skin and coat for several minutes. During this time, the dry mixture will absorb extra oils and odor from the coat. While you wait, you can massage the mixture into your dog’s skin, or you can let it sit. Try to keep your dog from licking or chewing on the mixture.
After allowing the mixture some time to work, brush your dog again. Take your time moving the dry shampoo through the coat. As you brush your little guy, those natural oils will spread, moisturizing the skin and fur, and the mixture will absorb odors.
Once your dog has been brushed and beautiful again, he might want to shake a bit. It might be a good idea to get him outside for this moment so he doesn't shake baking soda all over your house.
Reward your pup for good behavior during his dry bath with a tasty treat and let him know how great he smells with some excitement.