You might think that there’s not much going on with a typical dog wash station. You might think that this is one of those pet furnishings or equipment that you really don’t need to put much thought in. Boy are you mistaken.
You see, a lot of pet owners have a very casual attitude when it comes to buying otherwise strategic pieces of equipment like a dog bath tub. Why is it strategic? Why is it a big deal? Well, think of it this way, if you were in your pet’s position and you’re going to be using this piece of equipment once a week, twice a month, or thereabouts, wouldn’t you want to have a pleasant time? Wouldn’t you want to be comfortable?
It’s already stressful enough as it is to take a bath if you’re a dog. Unless you lucked out and got a dog that just looks forward to taking a bath, you would know that dogs aren’t exactly fond of baths. There are, of course, many exceptions, but for the most part, they simply tolerate taking a bath. Dogs that actually look forward to and have a grand old time taking a bath are few and far between. Make it easier on your dog by picking the right dog bath tub.
There are many common mistakes pet owners make when selecting this piece of pet equipment. First, they go primarily for the price. Now, I have nothing wrong with people stretching the value of their hard earned dollars. I do that too. However, you need to pair high quality with low price.
Now you may be thinking that’s just as likely as spotting a unicorn. Well, you might want to think again. Thanks to our modern economy and a wide range of global suppliers, you’d be surprised as to how cheap high quality goods can be. Dog bath tub equipment is no exception. Look into demanding the highest quality for the lowest price. You’d be surprised as to how good the product you end up with can be.
Second, a lot of pet owners buy the wrong size equipment. You might be thinking that just because you have a small breed dog then you need small equipment. This is logical. This makes sense, at least on a superficial level. But you know and I know that you can’t make decisions like that for your pet. Your pet has its own distinct personality.
It may be a Chihuahua or a Pomeranian, but it can have the habits and space requirements of a big dog. Similarly, you may have a German Shepherd or a Saint Bernard, but it may not require much space at all. So it’s really important to not use your pet’s physical size as a shorthand to its actual bath tub space requirements. Otherwise, you might end up with a lot of water on the floor. Your pet might make a mess, thus, giving your pet a bath is a hassle for both you and your four legged companion.
You need to look past the breed of your pet. You need to look at actual temperament and personality. This is where a little experience can go a long way. Finally, many pet owners make a mistake of buying bath tubs that are too low. There are a lot of advantages to having a low bath tub. It’s easier for your pet to get into, you don’t have to lift your pet and it’s nice and easy to maintain.
The problem is, water containment can be a headache. If you’re sick and tired of mopping up after a dog bath, you might want to consider buying a unit that has high side walls. It really is pretty straightforward. By paying attention to these common mistakes, you increase the likelihood that you would end up with the right dog bath tub product for your pet the next time you need one.