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Old Apr 30, 2014, 03:01 PM
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Default Affordable bathing system for the home?

Besides Rapidbath, is there an air infused shampooer that does a quick and thorough job?

Looking for that salon bath at affordable home prices....
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 06:28 PM
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Found some more information... but not on an affordable system

http://groomertogroomer.com/bathing-systems/

Purchase the BathProTM 5.1 System For Only $1029.95!
and receive four gallons of shampoo and a HydroSurge® Starter Kit FREE
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 09:14 PM
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just use your hands?!
lol seriously though thats probably the best and most through way to wash them and make sure they are clean.
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Old Apr 30, 2014, 10:32 PM
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I dilute shampoo in a bucket of water -- have a hand-held sprayer -- step in shower with dog -- rinse, lather, rinse and rinse. Blow dry with a blow dryer that has a cool setting while sitting on floor of bathroom while fluffing with a pincushion brush with no pin tips -- all the shaking I wipe with a towel and thereby wash my floor -- it's a small bathroom.

Gorgeous and no special equipment required and my floor gets a good cleaning.
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Old May 1, 2014, 09:35 AM
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Now that I've experienced a shampoo system (friend is a mobile groomer, she lets me use her van sometimes) I just can't go back to hand scrubbing....

First, it takes a long time to get him wet to the skin... and a whole lot of water. I fill the tub and have him soak to get him wet to skin...

Then shampoo application, I dilute, but the shampoo needs to sit about 4 mins to do its job ...

Then the rinsing which takes forever! And then it is start all over with the conditioner!

Her sprayer infuses the shampoo down to the skin with the inital contact, no need to spend all the time and water getting him wet...

Hmmm, maybe i will try skipping the soak to skin first...


Does anybody bathe their dogs in the yard out of a cold hose anymore? My Labs loved it!
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No for the hose in yard -- but I don't soak them in a tub of water. I just take my hand held shower head and rub it around real close to the skin like they do us humans in salons. They are quite wet. Then I pour on cupfulls of the diluted shampoo from the bucket and sort of scrub around a little. If the feet are really dirty I will swish each one in the cup full of soapy water too. Then I just rinse with the hand held, again on the surface and down in the fur. I only use conditioner on the tail since that is kind of coarse on the sheltie.

The sheltie is a breeze! I had 69 & 95 pound Aussies (similar double coat) I did this to for years. In some universe I would LOVE a large sink like my grandma had in her laundry room eons ago since I went from the big dogs to the smaller dog.

A good pressure hand-held is really all you need.
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