Does your dog like bath time? While we try making bath time fun, it doesn’t mean our girls like it, especially when they would rather be playing outside or playing bitey-face throughout the house. Unfortunately, bath time is one of those things that isn’t optional. Of course, this also means that mom or dad needs a bath when we are all finished since we end up soaked, covered in shampoo, and usually fur as well. Our girls only make bath time easy if someone is sick, and if we are bathing both girls, we know to schedule about two or three hours for the whole affair. Wouldn’t it be great if dog owners had a better, faster, and more eco-friendly way to bath their dogs? Well, while we were at BlogPaws, we saw the perfect solution – the Bissell BarkBath! After seeing it tested at the conference, we were delighted when we were asked to review a complimentary BarkBath ourselves to share with you!
Bissell BarkBath: What is It?
Are you looking for a cost effective, easy way to bath your dog just about anywhere? If so, we think you will love the Bissell BarkBath! This portable bathing system uses specially designed nozzles to get beneath the fur and down to the skin to allow water and shampoo to wash the skin clean. As it cleans, the machine’s soft suction pulls dirt and water away into a separate water tank, leaving your dog fresh, clean, and closer to dry than any other bath! Best of all, it works with both short and long fur, allowing you to use this system, along with its no-rinse shampoo formula to leave your pup fresh and clean! As well, it is more eco-friendly and cost effective, since it uses only 40 oz of water to clean an 90lb dog (saving up to 19 gallons of water on that same dog in a normal tub/shower bath).
Want to see this system in action? Watch the video below to see the Bissell BarkBath for yourself!
Bissell BarkBath: In the Box
- Bissell BarkBath Portable Dog Bathing Unit
- 16 oz Bottle of Bissell No Rinse Shampoo – Fresh & Clean with Mulberry Scent
- Microfiber Mat for Bath Unit
- Microfiber Cloth for Face & Paws
Bissell BarkBath: Our Thoughts
So, what do we think of the new Bissell BarkBath? As a dog owner with two dogs that don’t love taking baths, I have to say that this portable dog bath system is a true godsend for dog owners. While the noise is a bit intimidating at first, the girls quickly learned it was a fun experience with some positive reinforcement training (treats while sitting next to the unit). After we relaxed for a few moments, we got to work bathing. The system was super easy to use, so easy that Rylie couldn’t believe it was actually doing anything until she started parting her fur with her noise to smell the shampoo. It was completely soaking through to her undercoat too, which was had been a worry to my husband and myself before we started. Since her bath was for nothing more than ‘doggy smell’, we really didn’t have any dirty water or anything gross to really show off, just a happy, fresh smelling dog. Clean up was also super easy since all it required afterwards was a quick towel dry with only one towel (no joke, that never happens!) and she could then go about playing. Normally she is so wet from a bath that we have to have at least a half hour of crate time with three or four towels, unless we want the entire house soaked. Overall, I was impressed with the amount of water saved and the overall ease of use of the BarkBath. Best of all, the girls seemed to think it was a lot less stressful, making it a major plus to these dog parents! Honestly, I now can’t imagine putting the girls in the tub unless they are truly filthy or need a good conditioning after blowing coat. With the Bissell BarkBath, most of our bath times just became a whole lot easier!
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