The Tool Kit
- 1 liter of hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp liquid dish soap
- rubber gloves
- dog shampoo
DO NOT PRE-MIX the ingredients
I highly recommend having these items on hand in a bucket. That’s a much better plan than driving around town at 3am looking for these magical ingredients.
Lather and Rinse
- Mix the hydrogen, baking soda and dish soap into a paste
- Wearing gloves, lather this onto your dog (DO NOT GET SOLUTION INTO THEIR EYES)
- Wash with dog shampoo
- Towel dry
I have used this solution and it is magical. I have scooped the details for this page from the Human Society. For more details visit: https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/de-skunking-your-dog
Muzzles Get a Bad Rap
Muzzles get a bad rap. I have walked hundreds of playful, social dogs in my career as a group off-leash dog walker. I used to cancelled dogs that were somewhat unpredictable – the kind that played well most of the time, but would occasional get over-excited and nip the other dogs. Then one day I put a muzzle on my own dog. I felt bad at first, but he was getting a bit cranky as he matured, and the only other option was to leave him at home.
I am so glad I made that choice. It led to the realization that using a muzzle is the key to freedom for so many dogs. With the use of a muzzle, otherwise shunned dogs can play and socialize – no more being left out of the fun. Since then I have used this method with many other dogs, enabling them to have fulfilling social lives while removing that one negative behaviour from the mix.
The best muzzle to use is a cage muzzle (italian basket muzzle). These muzzles give your dog room to move their mouth, allowing them to pant and drink.