Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How to bathe and groom a husky


Bathing a Husky is a lot different than bathing other dogs, because their coat is so different and sensitive. Make sure to bring all the supplies needed into the bathroom before the husky is in the bathtub! Keep the water warm, not too cold, not too hot. Temperatures that are too hot, or too cold, tend to freak the husky out more. To get your husky in the bathtub, try luring him with treats! Also, if the husky is more into play time, bring some bath toys and he'll probably jump right in! A leash might help while he's in the bathtub, prevent him from running through the house, and shaking everywhere. Huskies have much more fur, so the water accumulates more. Use a sprayer to rinse your huskies fur as it will soak the coat better. If you use too much soap on your husky, it will take much more time, because huskies have double coats. Finally, dry your husky well, and use more than one towel for your furry friend. If there's nice whether outside, think about taking your husky for a walk. It would be highly beneficial so they can air dry their coat and it will naturally fall back into place. I highly recommend you follow these steps from The Nest so that your husky will have the best bath possible!


Although this looks like several different husky's fur, this is just your average ONE single grooming. Prepare yourself for a LOT of cleaning when you have a husky. offers great tips on cleaning and brands, such as Dison vacuum, which works well with husky fur. Groom Siberian huskies regularly to ensure less shedding. Many owners will groom their huskies about once a week. Siberian Huskies need regular coat maintenance, so they can look their very best!  

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


I love animals.
It is pretty obvious.
Buy me one, please thanks.

Short Story

When my family brought home a new little husky, Moose, we were all so excited to play with him, and see what he liked doing. We bought him a little pool to see if he enjoyed playing in water. It was a long shot, because usually huskies don't like to be in water. We filled it up with the hose, and Moose was very skeptical at first. He then began playing in the pool, drenched with water in less than 5 minutes. We started spraying Moose with the hose, and he got even more excited. Next time he needs a bath, I'm definitely taking him to the pool!

Friday, December 20, 2013

My Personal Experience

The first time I came over to my mom's boyfriend's house, I thought it would be a good idea to give his cat, Marty, a bath. She was really dirty. As soon as I walked into the bathroom, she started clawing at my back and trying to escape in any way she could. I finally got her in the bath tub and she started meowing and splashing around. It would have helped to know more about bathing animals at the time.  I didn't get the chance to wash her that well, and she jumped out before I could wash out all the shampoo. I ended up with several scratches all over my arms. I don't go near Marty anymore.

Response to this video Bathing animals is every owners worst fear. It has to be easier than this. Bigger animals are often harder to manage, but there are ways to bathe your pet without it freaking out. I think more owners should try to add fun into bath time. Play some tug of war with your dog for a little bit, or dangle some yarn to your cat. It's also good to take it slow and introduce your pet to the bathroom, even if you aren't going to bathe him. That way, your pet won't incorporate the bathroom only with the bath. Also setting the animal in the bath tub and giving him a treat, might calm the animal down, making it more used to the bathroom area. It's important for the bath giver to also remain calm, as animals can often sense fear. Baths should be regular and start when the animal is still young. That way, as the animal grows, bathing them will be easier and more efficient. A non-slippery, rubber shower mat may also be a good idea as animals often slip and feel even more uncomfortable. Teaching the animal to get in and out of the tub, can also make bathing animals easier. Instead of tugging, avoiding bites, scratches, and everything else, train pets to like baths from the start. It's a lot easier in the long run! If you have a smaller dog, using the sink might be more suitable for them, as it's not so big and there's less water pressure. For a more playful alternative, use a kitty pool and a hose (if it's a warmer day). Often animals enjoy chasing the hose. Conditioner will make less tangles, which will make everything a lot easier and the animal to brush out and handle after the bath is over.

Passion Blog-ASPCA, an amazing website that offers ways to make your dog feel comfortable, and maybe even like baths, shares broad ideas that owners would have never thought of. In fact, I am going to start using these techniques myself. ASPCA believes that associating bath time with positive things and incorporating this into a usual routine, will lead to a much happier pet. This web page states "If your dog learns that bath time reliably leads to wonderful stuff—like special treats, brand-new chew toys, the start of a favorite game, a walk in the park or dinnertime—he’ll soon learn to feel much better about it." Why did we not think of this sooner? By adding in a reward, and staying strong with repetition, animals feel much better about bath time and might even like it!

Friday, December 6, 2013

History of Animal Baths

Bathing: "A washing or immersion of something, especially the body, in water, steam, ect."- The most common animal we mostly see bathing itself is the bird. We even have man made bird baths for them, just to watch their behavior in our own backyards. "Just because tigers, monkeys, and birds don't roll out of bed, jump in the shower, and turn on the tap, doesn't mean they don't have serious and involved ways to get clean. Bathing has been a central ritual of human civilizations for nearly all of recorded history but many animals, too, need to bathe to maintain hygiene and body temperature." good book to look into, Splish Splash Animal Baths, by April Sayre, written all about animal baths and their natural instinct to bathe themselves, gives a good insight on animal behavior also.