Friday, December 20, 2013
aspca.org/petcare, 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!