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Fri, Jan 4 | By Matt Van Hoven | 693

NATIONAL – Put down the hose, turn off the shower, and forget about expensive groomers, because there's a new trend in keeping canines clean. If you loathe lathering your pooch in your tiny tub, then the do-it-yourself dog wash may be… more ›

Dirty Dogs, Meet the Do-It-Yourself Dog-wash
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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

That is pretty interesting. I like giving my dog baths though.

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

Our local pet store has a couple do-it-yourself wash areas--I have never actually seen them in use though.

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Cindi K.
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Cindi K.
5 years ago

first i have heard of this but a great idea

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Jackie L.
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Jackie L.
5 years ago

I wish they had one near my sister's farm. Her dog, Scout would make good use of such a place.

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J O.
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J O.
5 years ago

I've used one near us. Better yet was the pet supply store that charged $5 for the use of their tubs, shampoo, towels, and dryers. No stuffing quarters into a machine mid-wash.

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Themsdad
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Themsdad
5 years ago

This is what we need. Our dogs hate baths and make such a mess.

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sandy h.
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sandy h.
5 years ago

I guess this would be a good thing if you didn't want to use your bathtub to bathe the dog.

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Heather H.
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Heather H.
5 years ago

These are neat. I got information about one at Pet Expo last year. They were very interesting and seemed easy to use.

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SuzieGoose
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SuzieGoose
5 years ago

It might be good for some people and their pets, but not for all.

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Diane H.
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Diane H.
5 years ago

It seems like a good idea for some people. If there's a market for it, somebody will think it up, that's for sure.

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Terri M.
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Terri M.
5 years ago

I wish we had one of these by me. I would use it all the time.

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Michele C.
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Michele C.
5 years ago

Not something I would personally take advantage of. After Gidget gets a bath she runs around the house like a "wild child", it is a routine. Don't see that happening anywhere but home. She would not like it

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deb a.
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deb a.
5 years ago

this is really weird to me, I would think doing it at home is easier, you dont have to put a muddy dog in your vehicle, if it is just a monthly bath not a problem, but I think this is just another expense that you dont need

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

One is in my town, but I just don't get it. I would think it would be easier to just wash them in the backyard or in the tub. I would not want a wet dog in my truck or a dirty one either.

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Ann G.
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Ann G.
5 years ago

Sounds good! There is actually one in a nearby town, so maybe I'll try it out.

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NFSAW S.
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NFSAW S.
5 years ago

What a great concept. I have heard of these but have never been to one.

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Sherri R.
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Sherri R.
5 years ago

That's awesome. I would try it if there was one around here.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

Sounds like a good idea.

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Sheryl  S.
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Sheryl S.
5 years ago

I used to go to one of these places when I lived in Los Angeles. It was really nice and was MUCH easier on my back. They had ramps for the dogs to walk up into the wash basin and full length aprons for you to put on over your clothes. They had a few different choices for shampoo and conditioner and a high powered hair dryer. The best part? After you are done you walk out and they clean up the mess! Its a great alternative to a groomer. I wish they had a place like that in the small town where I am living now.

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

Very cool idea!

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Stacy M.
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Stacy M.
5 years ago

cool idea just do not know how well this industry will do. I wonder if the have doggie hair dryers for the wet dogs.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

We have one of these in our local town. I have not used it or even looked at it. I would think it might be more work to bring a dirty dog in your car to the wash and then have to bring a wet dog back home in your same car. too much work in my mind.

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Chitown
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Chitown
5 years ago

I agree. We have a BYOD (bathe your own dog) in town, and I'm sure it's a good idea for some, but I'd sooner plop the dog in my tub, lather, and rinse in under 15 minutes.

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Marisa M.
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Marisa M.
5 years ago

Sounds like a good idea, but I can just use my own tub so I wouldn't spend the money on going to one of these.

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Jessica T.
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Jessica T.
5 years ago

I love our DIY dog wash and I take Katie to it every month. The tubs are at waist height, and they provide you with shampoo, conditioner, brushes, towells, and an apron to wear to keep the water off. The cost is minimal, and I gladly pay it because bathing Katie there saves my back and knees the pain of trying to bend over to give her a good scrub. There is even a ramp Katie walks up to get to the bath tub, so I don't have to lift her. The first few times she was a bit scared, but now that we have a routine down, there is nothing to it.

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Heather E.
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Heather E.
5 years ago

Thanks for the first-hand review. Sounds like it works out great for you.

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Dorothy H.
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Dorothy H.
5 years ago

I would have to see this in progress before I would submit my animal to do this. Interesting concept though.

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BuilderBob
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BuilderBob
5 years ago

Interesting concept. Some grooming places have been offering this service for years. For a nominal fee you can bring your dog in and use their tub when they are not busy with clients. Way to save your back.

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
5 years ago

They have one of these by me but I've never been to it, I've heard good things about it though.

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Marty T.
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Marty T.
5 years ago

We recently tried one of these and I think they are definitely worth it. Many people do not have the room to bathe their dogs and let's admit it, the house is a mess once the dog is running around shaking. No matter how much you dry the dog, he will still shake several times. The tubs are at the right height to avoid back problems and the water power is high powered. It's quick and easy.

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
5 years ago

I don't get it. Put the dog in the bathtub or whatever you have and give your pup a bath. If you have dogs, you'll have to clean them at some point and it seems so much easier to just do it at home rather then putting them in a car, driving to the facility, and then bathing the animal. Do they then go to the car wash to clean out the inside of the car?

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Missy M.
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Missy M.
6 years ago

There should be more places like this.

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Saskia M.
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Saskia M.
6 years ago

Great idea

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Megan F.
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Megan F.
6 years ago

This is great! -there isn't one of these in Bowling green yet, but there is one located in Lexington. One of my dogs is extremely afraid of water and these dog washing stations make it easy to 'tie him in' without destroying my shower! -The only thing I don't like is that you have to 'lift' your dog into the tub and this is dangerous for the dogs and the people.

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PETPATIENCE
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PETPATIENCE
6 years ago

There is nothing wrong with pampering your pet to make them feel special. Giving them the center of attention. How do you feel when you go to the beauty salon or barber shop? I know I feel good just to be able to get out of the house. Love the attention and makes me feel special. Not to mention prettier/ handsomer to the effects your dog might feel or similiar to the same. The dog is always happy to see you when you pick him up from the groomer's and loves the compliments that you give him when you see him. Not to mention you did not get all wet!!! Be honest everyone likes to get quality time to themselves while they waiting for their pet to be groomed it makes you feel good inside as well love your kid's/pet's. Would you take your kid to a carwash?

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SandyReedy
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SandyReedy
6 years ago

We Americans ar always looking for the next product or service to make our lives easier. None of us would have survived in pioneer days! Heaven forbid we should do a little work!

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Hauler
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Hauler
6 years ago

Wish I had come up with the idea and I hope we get one soon!!!!

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JoAnne B.
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JoAnne B.
6 years ago

We have this type of service in Bloomington, Indiana and it's great.

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Catherine T.
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Catherine T.
6 years ago

We have one of these by us but have not used it. It seems like it is popular in the town though!

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bee b.
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bee b.
6 years ago

friend of mine uses one of these near her home for her large golden retrievers. keeps the mess out of the house or the tub

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Morgan
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Morgan
6 years ago

Leominster, MA, has one conveniently down the road from my house. Love it. I hated paying $70 to Petco/Petsmart twice a yr not knowing for sure how my dog was being handled or treated. "Pooch" in Leominster is money saving & they clean up the mess.

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LynnLucyDoris
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LynnLucyDoris
6 years ago

Great idea and I like the lower price as well. We have a local pet store that has tubs in the back so you can bring you dog in for a bath. they supply soap, conditioner, towels, dryers....and clean-up! I still manage to get myself all wet, but at least it's not at home. The one in this article seems more advanced than this.

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Tammy K.
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Tammy K.
6 years ago

What a good idea. Like the others have said, wish I had thought of it, something so simple that is right in front of your face.

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Kindra H.
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Kindra H.
6 years ago

These are popping up in Columbus and I think they are a great idea. One of those things that you wish you would have thought of yourself!

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Jholt
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Jholt
6 years ago

This is such a cool idea! I would love to find one near my home, I would parade all my dogs through it!

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Cwasson
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Cwasson
6 years ago

Sounds like a wonderful idea - I don't have a dog so I wouldn't know, but I would imagine it's tough business trying to do in a tub or under the hose outside.

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
6 years ago

Good idea. Surprised that someone didn't come up with it sooner. Good deal for those who find washing their pooch too much of a job. Of course, the dog has to enjoy bathing. My admitedly "nutty" Great Dane, hated to be washed--tried to drink ALL the water as it flowed from the hose. Washing him was not a joy!

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Debra D.
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Debra D.
6 years ago

Great idea but I bet they don't sell the bows!

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Why didn't I think of this????? It's almost impossible to work with Otto, he fights and slips all over the tile!!!!

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Denise A.
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Denise A.
6 years ago

I've seen theses dog washers along with car washes. Personally I think it is easier to wash your dog in your house. It's more convenient. But for people who want to try something new, or are on the go, it might work.

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

I have got to find one of these!!!

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jan l.
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jan l.
6 years ago

We have one of these in our area and it seems to be pretty popular. Also kind of fun.

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