When it comes to bath time, dogs are just like children – they need distraction toys to keep them busy while you lather them up and rinse them off. Any rubber toy, whether it’s a squeaky rubber duck or something like Kong’s Squeezz Stick dog toy that also squeaks, is ideal to keep your dogs interest for the duration of the clean-up operation.
Peanut butter can also be your best bathtime “friend.” Simply spread some on the tiles or the side of the bath at the appropriate height to your dog’s head and she will be so busy licking the area that she won’t notice you lifting each foot to clean between her toes. (Any time you give dogs peanut butter, check the label to make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic to dogs.) There are also special silicone treat gadgets that suction onto the bath or tiles designed especially for peanut butter