Step-by-step Guideline on How To Bathe Your Dog At Home

You are a new dog owner and don’t know how to bathe your dog at home effectively? Let’s read this post to find out the best technique for showering your dog!


Having a dog is a healing experience for anyone who has anxiety and stress in daily life. However, raising a dog takes lots of time, effort, and money to keep the dog healthy and hygienic.

There is no need to stress in terms of food because it’s easy to find dogs’ food in any vet store at an affordable price.

But it is not the same case for bathing dogs. Usually, taking a dog to the specialized grooming salon consumes much time and money. Hence, it is better to learn how to bathe the dog at home.

How to bathe your dog at home? Unlike most people think, you cannot bathe the dog simply in the sink, under pull down kitchen faucets. Let’s read this post to find out what is the right way to bathe your dog.

How to bathe your dog at home


Before bathing your dog, it is a must to prepare for it carefully. The more carefully you prepare, the quicker you finish the showering job, right?

Here is what you must have before taking your dog to the bathroom:

  • Soft, absorbent towels
  • Brushes or combs matched with your dog’s fur types
  • A bath mat that is bigger than your dog’s size
  • Shampoos or “body wash” specialized for dogs
  • Eye lubricant or mineral oil
  • A basin (recommended but not required)

There is a common belief that you can use the shampoo or body wash for humans to bath the dogs because the cleansing substance is similar. However, that isn’t the right information. Dog’s skin has an acid mantle and low pH balance, making it sensitive to some human shampoo components.

Given that fact, you should not use human shampoo for bathing your dog because it can be too acidic to balance the pH on the dog’s skin. Please take time to research and find out the suitable dog shampoo for your dog instead.


Lead the dog to the bathroom

Dogs usually run away when having a bath

Now, let’s move to the most challenging part: getting your dog to the bathroom. We have met so many dog owners, and they all share the same experience as us: the dogs scare water.

Whenever they sense that you will take them to a bath, they will try to run away. So, we use some tricks like putting treats along the path to the bathroom to attract dogs. When they follow the line and accidentally get into the bathroom, start bathing then.

Untangle the fur

Untangle the fur

Now that your dog is in the room use a comb or a brush to untangle their fur. Remove all mats or tangles remaining because this stuff will be ten times harder to fix once the dog is wet. Next, pour a few drops of eye lubricant or mineral oil to protect your dog’s eyes from shampoo.

Shower the dog

Pour water into the dog

It’s time to water your dog. Turn on the faucet with low speed and warm temperature and soak your dog from head-to-toe. If you don’t have a faucet or sprayer, then filling water in a basin and letting your dog sit inside that basin is good enough, too.

There is one point to remember: it’s the basic instinct of a dog to shake the water off its body. You have to prevent it by putting a hand at the top of the dogs’ head.

Apply shampoo and massage

Consequently, apply shampoo onto your dog’s coat. You can pour the shampoo onto the brush, combs, or on your bare hands and then add a few water drops to create bubbles. Then, apply the substances to the dog’s body. Remember to avoid all sensitive areas like the eyes, genital area, and face.

Next, you need to rub and scrub your dog continuously for about 2 to 3 minutes. Please remember to scrub mildly, just “massage” them, not “remove their fur.” If conducting properly, your dog will enjoy this step. They will lie down on the floor, close their eyes, and enjoy themselves calmly.

It would be best if you let the shampoo sit out on the dog’s coat for 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, rub their ears and feet moderately.

Rinse the body

Rinse the dog

After 15 minutes, now take out the faucet and wash away all the shampoo. Usually, we use warm water, apply a stream of water to the coat, and slowly move the stream to the whole body. This technique will prevent shampoo from getting into the eyes.

Then, apply lukewarm or cool water once to close the pores and remove all shampoo residue remaining.

Dry the dog

Drying after bathing

Finally, stand back and let your dogs shake themselves strongly. After a few powerful shakes, most water will be removed from the dog’s coat naturally without your effort. Then, place a towel on the floor, let your dog go on and use another towel to dry the dog’s body.

If your dog tolerates the blow dryer, then you can also try it with low heat mode to dry your dog more quickly.

Tips for bathing your dog at home

  • Before bathing, brush your dog’s fur mildly to untangle.
  • The ideal frequency for bathing is once a month.
  • Before pouring water to the dog, talk to them in a soft, calm, and assuring voice.
  • Use warm water to shower your dog.
  • Coat the dog with cool water after washing away shampoo to close the pores.
  • Air-drying is recommended rather than using a blow dryer because a dryer can burn the dog’s fur.
  • After bathing, reward your dog with good food or treats to relieve their stress.

Wrapping it up

Through this post, we have already discovered the proper method to bathe dogs at home. There are so many different methods, but the technique mentioned above is the most precise, detailed, and easiest to follow for new dogs’ owners.

Besides, we also provide some showering tips for more effective dog bathing at home. The bathing process is not too complicated, but if you follow our tricks and tips, your dogs will be far cleaner.

We hope this post provides helpful insights on how to bathe your dog at home. Good luck!

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Sports & Activities

In Addition to its iconic beach, The Desert Rose Resort offers several recreational and sports facilities to grant you an unforgettable vacation.


Beach & Swimming Pools

1200 meter sandy private beach (Umbrellas, Sun Beds & Mattress are provided) on our iconic lagoon providing safe swimming zone for both adults & kids
Heated swimming pool 1250 m2 with designed kids’ area along with two kids’ water slides
Olympic pool is 1500 m2  international measured (The only Olympic swimming pool in Hurghada)
Relaxing swimming pool 2375 m2


Aqua Park

The Desert Rose Resort offers 6 slides water park granting you 6 different amazing adventures on the sound of DJ music Operating during the following hours : 10:00-12:00 & 14:00-16:00 winter time and from 10:00 – 12:00 & 15:00 to 17:00 summer time ,  Have fun!


Kids’ Club

Our little guest will enjoy unforgettable vacation too. The Desert Rose Resort Kids Club operating from 10:00 till 20:00 winter time and from 10:00 to 22:00 summer time providing different children activities.

The Kids Club is not for children below 4 years or above 12 years old


Water Sports

The Desert Rose Resort has a variety of water sports in cooperation with professional wind surfing center which also provide professional wind surfing lessons.

In addition our diving center provides an selection of professional diving trips and courses as well as fishing trips.



In addition to daily animation team program The Desert Rose Resort provides evening live entertainment performances in there different spots (Check our weekly entertainment program upon arrival).


Planet Beach SPA

We know you deserve it, so take your time to relax and visit Planet Beach SPA center to indulge yourself and try the different treatments provided by professional team :

  • Sauna
  • Peeling
  • Massage
  • Steam
  • Jacuzzi
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Facial & Body Therapy
  • Turkish Hammam


Recreation Facilities

In addition you are invited to enjoy the following sports & recreational acilities:

  • Beach Volley
  • Multi-Purpose Field
  • Darts & Billiards
  • Multi Lingual Animation activities
  • 3 Tennis Courts (Lighting and equipment available for rent)
  • Table Tennis
  • Aerobics
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Meetings & Events

The Desert Rose Resort provides two meeting rooms equipped for business needs, audio visual equipment, banquet service and seating arrangements available upon request.

Salam Meeting Room:
With the size of 130 sqm, provides the following capacities: 

  • Theater Style: 100 Persons
  • Cinema Style: 75 Persons
  • Round Tables Style:   30 Persons
  • U Shape Style: 40 Persons
  • Class Room Style: 60 Persons


Rose Meeting Room:
With the size of 650 sqm, provides the following capacities:

  • Theater Style:   350 Persons
  • Cinema Style:   300 Persons
  • Round Tables Style:   120 Persons
  • U Shape Style:   80 Persons
  • Class Room Style:   200 Persons

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Embark on a journey of relaxation and well-being at Desert Rose Resort’s Planet Beach Spa, where our guests can pamper themselves with luxurious spa treatments at the hands of our skilled esthetician. A gym fitness facility is also available, with state of the art equipment that will serve our guest’s every fitness need.

Spa treatments include:
Facial treatments
Massage treatments
Peeling treatments
Body Renewal Therapy
Sauna & Steam Room
Indoor Jacuzzi
Turkish Hammam
Manicure & Pedicure

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Restaurants & Bars

The Desert Rose Resort offers wide range restaurants & Bars which provide various choices  of international cuisines & varieties that will satisfy all tastes.



The Palm Restaurant:
The Desert Rose Resort main restaurant serving buffet style breakfast, lunch, 7 different themes dinners during the week and late dinner
Our 7 themes are (Egyptian night, International night, Far Eastern night, Oriental night, Mediterranean night, B.B.Q night and Sea Food night)

La Dolce Vita:

Enjoy unlimited visits to our Italian restaurant serving classic Italian cuisine during lunch and dinner times (pre-reservation required)

IL Delfino:

Directly on the beach enjoy the Red Sea fresh sea food at Il Delfino our sea food restaurant during lunch and dinner times (pre-reservation required)


Enjoy the traditional Lebanese cuisine at Fatoosh restaurant serving dinner only (pre-reservation required)

El Ranchero:
Enjoy the taste of the authentic Mexican cuisine at El Ranchero serving lunch & dinner (pre-reservation required)



An array of selections serving drinks, cocktails, snacks and meals around the 24 hrs.

The Rosebar Lounge: located in the lobby open from 07:00 until 01:00 a.m.

Bar Tropicana: located in front of the main building – open from 08:00 until 00:00.

Club Soda Bar: located in front of the Olympic pool – open from 10:00 until 00:00.

Blue Lagoon Bar: open from 08:00 until sunset.

Sunset Bar: open from 08:00 until 00:00.

Sunset Snack Point: open from 10:00 until 18:00 serve the following:

  • From 10.00 until 12.30:  Cake / Danish / Croissant.
  • From 12:30 until 15:00 Salad bar / Hot Sandwiches / Pizza  / Dessert.
  • From: 15:00 until 18:00 Pasta station.

The Sand Bar: open from 08:00 until sunset.

Sea Breeze Bar: open from 08:00 until sunset.

Harry’s Pub: open from 18:00 until 04:00 a.m.

Bella Vista Bar: open from 09:00 until 21:00.

Star Disco: Free of charge open from 23:00 until 03:00 am.

Shisha Corner “Ali-Baba”: Near to the Olympic swimming pool. open from 16:00 until 00:00.

Room service: 24 hrs. Services against charge.

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Desert Rose Resort Overview

Within 10 minutes from Hurghada International Airport and only 15 minutes to Hurghada city center, the resort offers an array of choices for recreation , dining , shopping and entertainment as well as business. The Resort is ideally located on a beautiful private beach & situated on 300000 m2 providing an ideal setting for relaxation with it’s prime position blended with a 40000 m2 natural lagoon & 1 KM private beach suitable for sun – seekers, beach – lovers and scuba – divers alike. The Desert Rose Resort offers ideal conditions for a perfect holiday with an ideal 24 hours All Inclusive setting. The ideal lagoon is a choice location for windsurfing and enjoys a unique stretch of private beachfront providing a wonderful environment for activities or simply enjoying the sun. A year round unbeatable climate enables guests to relax in the resort pools or swim in the tranquil red sea lagoon. Spacious appointed guest rooms feature overlooking view of lush, landscaped gardens, swimming pools or sea view.