One of the many improvements I want to make to our home is to install bath doors on our upstairs bathroom tub. Currently we use a fabric curtain…and I hate it. It gets dirty easily; the build up on the plastic sheet grosses me out.
The thing is, I’m very fussy about shower doors because they can be a pain. Some of them come off their runners very easily. I remember showering at my mom’s house and the doors coming off their runners when opening and closing them.
And never mind if you lean against the doors. It can get quite painful, especially when bathing your little ones or your pets, which often requires you to lean on the edge of the tub. Though our youngest now takes showers, we still have two dogs to watch over and bathe, which means I still have to rest against the edge of the tub.
We are currently looking into Sterling shower doors with ComforTrack technology for several reasons, including its durability.
There are certain things that we do each time we bathe our dogs that makes bath time easier.
Dog bathing tips:
- Use a detachable shower head/massager. It comes in handy when rinsing off your dogs. I used to use a cup to rinse my dog, but ever since I moved in with my boyfriend and used his detachable shower head, I’ve seen how much of a difference they can make.
- Have towels and dog shampoo close at hand. It can be difficult to keep a dog in the bath tub when you’re reaching behind you, trying to locate a towel or shampoo. If our minpin thinks she can squirm out of our grip, she will.
- Make sure the shampoo you’re using is mild and gentle on your dog’s skin. You don’t want to dry their skin out and remove all of their natural oils. And make sure you NEVER use shampoo intended for humans.
- Have treats or a new toy for after your pooch’s bath. If you’re dog is one that gets stressed out by a bath, you’ll need to show them that bath time isn’t as scary as they thing and that they can get a reward after.
- Brush your dog’s hair before their bath to remove knots and loose fur.
- Have a bathmat outside your tub for you to kneel on and to stand your dog on to dry them off once their bath is done.
What are some tips that you have when it comes to bathing your dog? Please feel free to leave a comment below with your suggestions. We would love to hear them.
About the Sterling Prevail shower door:
- Has ComforTrack technology, which means it bends to any pressure applied to it from those who kneel, sit or lean against it, making it easier to bathe your children or pets.
- (It’s also great for those who want to prop their feet up while taking a soak in the tub. Us moms need that once in awhile.)
- Is durable and has withstood in depth rigorous testing to quarantee it can withstand every day use. (With four kids and two adults, this is a MAJOR selling point.)
- The ComforTrack is easy to clean
- Bath and shower doors available