Many dogs as well as their owners can agree on one thing: giving a dog bath is real work. Being scrubbed and hosed down can be quite a stressful experience for dogs and hauling them in and out of the tub can be backbreaking for most owners. If you, on the other hand, outsource the job to professional groomers, the costs can start adding up.
Not to worry – our professional plumbers just might have an ideal solution for you, especially if you have the space for it. Having a permanent dog washing station at home may be more comfortable for you and your pets. It will definitely encourage you to keep your pets clean and fresh at all times!
Different Dogs, Different Tubs
If you think that you have enough room in your home for a dedicated pet bathing station, the first step you should do is browse the available basins, tubs, and styles of custom bath stalls. There are different sink and tub products that are designed for various uses but would also work well as a dog bathing station. If you need help in making this decision, our expert plumbers can help you out!
A major consideration when you are choosing the type of tub is the size of the dogs you will be washing. Elevated basin sinks can work well for smaller dogs, since they are easy to lift in and out. In addition, having your dog at counter-level can really take the pressure off your knees and back.
If you have larger dogs, you are probably better off installing something that is closer to the ground so that your dog can just simply walk in and out. If you have elderly dogs, you might want factor in ramps that will make it easy for them to cross any threshold.
Dog-Friendly Hardware and Fixtures
Aside from picking the right tub, you might want to choose all the customized fixtures that will make your pets’ bathing easier. A hand-held shower is a must, and the mounting system is equally important, as you will probably be fending off a wet dog with one hand as you holster your shower with your other hand. Make sure to also consider installing shelves or bottle holders for shampoo bottles, brushes, and other grooming tools. You will also want to install a rack or cabinet for fresh towels, and a rubber non-slip mat is also ideal since you want to help your pet keep his footing inside the bath.
Your dog might not relish bath time, but when you have a dog-friendly tub that bends seamlessly with your home design, you will learn to love keeping your pet clean and fresh at all times. When you are ready to get started, our experts are ready for your call!