Ready to bath your corgi?
Before you just jump right to filling up the tub and grabbing your dog, you need to understand a few things first.
That’s why we’ve come up with some of the most important information you need about that corgi bath, before you get into it.
When to bathe your corgi, how to give a proper bath, whether you need to blow dry them, what type of accessories you’ll need, and even what a bath really does for (and to) their coats.
Let’s get started!
How Often to Bathe Corgi
The first thing you should know is that your corgi actually doesn’t need to be bathed as frequently as you might think. Where humans tend to bathe every day or every couple days at the most, your corgi definitely doesn’t require the same treatment. And you shouldn’t be giving them baths that frequently either because it’s actually doing more harm than good.
In general, you should be bathing your corgi only when they absolutely need it. Bathing them too often will actually strip the oils out of their coat, which results in dry skin and a dry coat. Unfortunately, that’s going to make them uncomfortable, and it could even result in irritation, which could cause even more serious problems.
Instead of bathing your corgi too frequently, you should keep an eye on their bedding and general grooming. If you groom your corgi regularly and you make sure that you keep their bedding clean, you don’t need to worry too much about bathing. Instead, you can let them take care of themselves for a little while and only use a dry towel to rub him down if he gets wet or a little dirty.
When it is time for bathing, make sure that you’re using the right doggie shampoo and a soft towel. We’ll talk more about the tools that you need in the next section, but making sure you only use the proper tools and that you are bathing them only when necessary will help keep them healthy and comfortable. Remember, once a month is the best way to go.
Corgi Bath Accessories You Need to Have
Are you ready to give your dog a bath, and you want to make sure that you have all of the right tools? Well, it’s actually quite simple. Just think about the kinds of things that you would want for your own bath and then get the doggie version of each of them. That means a towel, washcloth, brush, dryer, and shampoo.
You want a soft and absorbent towel that’s going to help you remove as much of the moisture from your corgi as possible when you’re done with their bath. That’s to keep them from getting that doggie odor that you probably don’t want hanging around the house until the next bath time, right?
A washcloth is vital so you can clean their face and ears more safely and keep them comfortable at the same time. The washcloth provides a soft surface that can remove dirt and debris but doesn’t result in scratching or too much water in the ears.
A comb or brush will allow you to easy and safely brush out your corgi when you’re finished with the bath. This keeps their fur from getting matted or clumped together and also makes sure that it dries smooth and straight.
Doggie shampoo is an essential piece of the puzzle, and you want to make sure that you are using a proper one to keep your dog safe. Do not use human shampoo for your corgi bath as this could irritate their skin as well as causing severe health problems.
A dryer is an optional accessory that can make it easier to keep your corgi safe and comfortable because it dries their fur before they get too cold. Going outside in the winter especially could make them sick, and drying off their fur will prevent this, but it’s not always necessary otherwise.
How to Give a Corgi a Bath
Are you ready to give your corgi a bath? Well, then you’re going to need to know just how to do it to get your corgi clean. It’s a relatively simple process that takes only a few steps to complete.
Fill up either a tub or a sink with only a few inches of water. Remember, your corgi is small and doesn’t need a lot of water to bathe. Also, make sure the water is warm but not hot, which could burn their paws or scald their sensitive skin.
Place your corgi in the water and use a sprayer or fill a container with water and pour it gently over your corgi to wet their fur. Because Corgis have a double coat, it means that you’ll have a little more trouble getting the water all the way through, but make sure you’re adding water until you get all the way down to their skin.
Next, use a little bit of doggie shampoo to create a lather on their fur. You’ll want to start by putting the shampoo on your hands and then use your hands to work it deep into their coat.
You want the soap to get through the fur on their body and tail, including the neck, legs, chest, and back. Avoid the areas around their face, including heir eyes, ears, and nose, which you want to keep dry.
Use clean water to gently but thoroughly wash away all of the soap. You don’t want to leave any residue behind, as this can result in irritation on their skin.
Dampen a washcloth and use it to clean your dog’s face and head carefully. Do this only if you need to and make sure that you’re not using the shampoo in these areas. Also, make sure to avoid the eyes and ears to keep these areas dry.
Use even more clean and clear water to rinse off your corgi again to make sure that every bit of soap is removed. Even a small amount could irritate them and dry out their skin.
Use the towel to dry them completely and get rid of as much of the water as you possibly can.
Make sure to keep water out of your corgi’s ears while you’re bathing them. Water that sits in the ear canal could bread bacteria and lead to infections.
Use cotton balls in the ears to keep water away from your corgi’s ears and to prevent bacterial infections.
Do You Need to Blow Dry Corgi After a Bath?
The final thing you need to think about when you’re preparing a corgi bath is how to get them dry. In most cases, you can use a thick, absorbent towel and then let them air dry the rest of the way. If the weather is cold, however, especially in the winter months, you may want to use a hair dryer to dry them off even better. You should do this on the lowest setting to keep them from being hurt by the hot air.
Set your hair dryer to the low setting or a cool setting if you have one.
Start with the nozzle near the back of the head and slowly glide it down their body and to the tail. Make sure that you are keeping the nozzle itself off of their fur and that you are aware of the heat of the air at all times.
Repeat over the back several times to make sure you’re getting as much of the fur dry as possible. Also, ensure that you are moving in one direction most of the time to keep the fur lying in the proper direction.
Move to the sides and legs of your dog next. Move from front to back down their side and slowly move the dryer up and down over their legs. You’ll want to do the same under the chin and down their chest a bit. In these areas, it’s not as important to stick to only one direction.
Make sure you get up under their legs and that you’re lifting each leg to get all of the water and moisture out.
- Dry the feet with a towel and then with the dryer, using a circular motion here and over the tail, depending on the type of tail your corgi has.
Brush them out and start the process back over again to really dry the undercoat as well as the top coat.
If you want to dry your dog off in the best way possible, you can look into getting a dog dryer. Feeling a little uncertain about what to buy? Why don’t you try ConairPRO Dog Pet Dryer
ConairPRO Dog Pet Dryer is actually a small dryer that doesn’t have hot setting, just warm setting. And that setting is designed to get them dry without causing damage to their fur or skin. This makes them better for your dog than a human hair dryer.
Some people like to get a professional dog dryer that’s larger and more elaborate. When it comes to your corgi, however, you’re not going to be bathing them all that frequently (about 12 times a year unless they get really dirty), and that means there’s no reason to spend all that money on a professional dryer. A handheld dog dryer is a good way to go.
If you’re looking to execute an idea corgi bath, you’ll want to take into account each of these steps and each of the tips that we’ve mentioned. If you have the right tools and you know what you’re doing, you can get bath time over with quickly and safely for your furry friend.