"Use a rubber non-skid mat so he isn't worried by the slippery surface...|
"Wash your dog's head last -- as soon as the water hits his head, he'll start trying to shake dry...
"Speak calmly or sing quietly while you're bathing your dog to keep the energy low-key and pleasant" (Morn, September. "Bath Time." Dog Fancy, Dec. 2003, 58).
"Bathe your dog only with shampoos that are meant for use on dogs -- shampoos for humans can be too harsh and irritate the skin, and may add to the allergies that already contribute to your companion's misery...
"..don't shampoo your dog too often, as this can dry out her skin and cause added irritation.. Your companion's skin supports a natural community of inter-dependent organisms, many of which serve anti-parasitc or cleansing purposes" (Tilford, Greg. "Herbs for Flea Relief." Whole Dog Journal, June 2003, 21-23).
Colby Glass, MLIS