The World’s Worst Dog Wash Tub Buying Advice

dog wash tub worst buying advice

I wanted to spice things up a little bit and give you something you probably did not expect. The internet is filled with all sorts of consumer guides claiming to direct you to the best product. In fact, these guides claim to offer the very best advice.

I’ve always had a problem with the concept of “the best” especially when used on the internet. As you probably already know, the internet isn’t exactly known for humble and understated things. In many cases it always claims to have the latest, cutting edge, most revolutionary and greatest stuff. It makes all these claims and, unfortunately, for the most part, it falls flat on its face. This is due to the fact that most of the advice that supposedly direct you to “the best” product isn’t all that good. Why? There is no such thing as the best.

I know your jaw is probably on the ground. I know you’re probably shocked, but get over it. Think of it this way, when was somebody’s recommendation of “the best product” ever worked out for you? In most cases, it may have worked out to a certain extent, but you probably would not have written home about the product. You probably would not go so far as to say that it is the very best option for you. From your perspective, you probably are well aware of other better options.

This happens all the time and this is due to the fact that there is no such thing as “the best.” It’s all subjective. What may be best for you may be a horrible choice for somebody else and vise versa. Do you see how this works? This is why I’ve decided to write an article that shifts away from the best and focuses more on the worst. While we may not be able to see eye to eye on what constitutes the best, we can definitely agree on what is the worst.

So, what is the world’s worst dog wash tub buying advice? There are many considerations and there are many contenders for the worst advice. But in my opinion, based on my experience talking to a lot of pet owners buying dog wash tub equipment, the very worst piece of advice would be to buy based on price. Never ever buy anything based on price.

I know it’s kind of a strong statement, after all, we’ve been told by our parents since we were little kids to try not to use the word never. Never is an extreme word. But I think in this particular situation, it is appropriate. Never buy on price. The problem with buying on price is that you tend you buy stuff that is cheap. There’s a reason why a product is cheap.

When you buy a dog wash tub that doesn’t cost that much, chances are, it’s not going to be durable or it may not be up to the job. Neither of these situations is good. Do you see where I’m coming from? You may have saved a few dollars here and there, but believe me, whatever you save now, you will probably shell out in the future.

Worst of all, you may have to shell out in the worst possible situation due to worst possible contingencies. I am, of course, talking about potential health and safety risks to your pet. There’s just so many things that can pop up and go wrong. Unfortunately, if our main focus on buying products is to simply save a few dollars, the only person we’re fooling is ourselves. The money that we saved will turn out to be an illusion sooner or later.

How to Groom Your Dog

If you have a dog that needs a groom, you may be able to do it all by yourself! This is a much cheaper and easier way to get your dog’s hair cut.

Why should you do it yourself? One reason to do it yourself is for your dogs’ sake. Many times, dogs will have anxiety when they are in an unfamiliar place or if they are with unfamiliar people. If your dog is with you, their owner, they will not be so stressed.


Another reason why you may decide to groom your dog yourself is because you can do it in your home at your convenience. Many times, grooming places will only have certain drop-off or pick-up times for the dogs. This means that you will have to get there at a certain time and will not be able to take your dog when you want to. If you do it at home, you can get it done whenever you would like to. This way, it is totally on your time.

So, how do you groom your dog? One way to learn how to is to read up on it. There are plenty of books out there that tell you how to groom your dog. This will certainly help you! You should be able to find a book that gives step by step instruction on how to groom your dog. All you have to do is follow the directions! Where can you find these books? You can find these books on the internet or at the library. There are even a few web sites online that can instruct you in dog grooming.

What else do you need when it comes to grooming your dog? You will also need the proper tools. Usually this means a brush, scissors and nail clippers. You can find all of these tools at the pet store or even a large retail store such as Walmart. You will be able to find out how to use them either by dog grooming book you are referring to, or by the directions on the back of the tools. Both places will give you a lot of helpful instruction on how to use the tools correctly.

Now that you have gathered all of this information, you will need to decide where to bathe the dog. That may depend on how big or how small your dog is. Many times, you can bathe them in the bath tub in a kids pool outside. If your dog is rather large, you may want to get someone to help you when you begin to bathe the dog! Make sure that you use a pet shampoo or at kids’ shampoo.

These are the safest kinds to use on your dog!

Why groom your dog yourself? One reason is because it will cost you a lot less. Another reason is because your dog will feel safer in their own home environment and with their owner!

How to Choose the Best Dog Grooming Shampoo


Your need to be clean at all times and they need to take a bath every once in a while. There are dogs that need frequent bath compared to others, especially those that tend to smell a day after they have taken a bath. Some dog owners freshen up their pet dogs with pet wipes occasionally. It may not only be limited to dogs – pet cats also need a bath, too, but less frequently compared to dogs. To make sure that your dogs are thoroughly clean, you need to use the right shampoo. But it can be quite overwhelming to see hundreds of dog grooming shampoo available in the market. There is no need to get stressed in choosing the right dog shampoo. You just need to choose the right formula that will make your pet dog squeaky clean after a bath session.

For Sensitive or Dry Skin

If you find that your pet dog has flaky, dry or itchy skin, go for a moisturizing dog shampoo. It is also wise to consult your dog’s veterinarian so as to determine what caused your dog’s skin get that kind of skin. Your dog may have an underlying condition that only your vet can answer. Look for dog shampoo that contains ingredients such as oatmeal, honey, aloe vera or vitamin E. Dry skin could also mean that they have sensitive skin as well. In this case, avoid scented dog shampoos, as they can add more irritation to your dog’s skin. If you are not sure about which shampoo to pick, go for the unscented. For dogs that have very itchy skin, consult your veterinarian if your dog can use shampoo that has hydrocortisone.

Tick and Flea Shampoos

Dogs tend to attract a lot of tick and flea to their skin, especially in the most humid places. Your regular dog grooming shampoo may not be enough to kill them. In addition to the shampoos with cleaning properties, there are dog shampoos formulated to kill and repel tick and fleas or any other pests. The active ingredients found in these dog shampoos offer only short-term protection and will only treat pests in contact, not those that are living in the environment where your pet dog is living. For such reasons, your tick and flea shampoos must be used with other flea and tick products, too. This is for added defense and at the same time for an offense against these pests. Check out pet shampoos labeled for tick and flea use. It will specify things that you should do to prevent the pests from coming back to your pet dog. It will also recommend to use other treatments like ones applied topically to ensure total protection.

Deodorizing Dog Shampoos

There are dogs that tend to smell even after you have already given it a bath. You may be using a regular shampoo that is not enough to remove that unpleasant odor, or it could be that your dog just loves to roll over smelly things. When such is the case, shop for a deodorizing dog shampoo. These shampoos are formulated to remove the root of the unpleasant smell, instead of just covering it with scents. Keep this one always with you as it will help at times when your dog covers itself in stinky things.


You may only be concerned about dog grooming shampoos, but if you want to add that extra smoothness to your dog’s coat, apply a conditioner right after you have shampooed your dog. It is a product to help to detangle your dog’s coat. It will also replenish the oils lost from the coat by the shampoo. It is particularly the best for dogs with very long coats.

Make sure you avoid your dog’s eyes from any conditioner or shampoo during their bath. You should also be extra careful when you use flea or medicated shampoo as well.