If you have a portable dog wash station at home, I congratulate you. You have definitely said goodbye to all sorts of headaches that normally attend professional dog wash stations. Believe me, as a pet owner, I know that it’s not a cakewalk taking my canine companion from point a to point b especially when I’m driving. If I’m walking there, that’s one thing, but if I’m driving there, it can be an issue.
It’s also much better to use a home based portable dog wash station because you don’t know your schedule. One day you may be working 8 hours, the next day you may be packing in 16 hours in the office. Things can get quite random on a day to day basis. By investing in this portable dog hygiene product, you get maximum flexibility as far as your dog’s washing schedule goes. With that said, it’s too easy to pick the wrong product.
Now that you have a clear idea of the benefits of the product, you might fall into the trap of thinking that once you’ve seen one dog wash station then you’ve seen them all. This is a very common trap. It’s too easy to just think that these products are interchangeable. No, they’re not. They’re not created equal. There are “bad” portable dog wash station products in the market. Here are the 3 warning signs you need to look out for.
Try to move the different parts of the wash station. Are they stiff? Are they compact? Does the plastic squeak? These are signs that the overall design of the wash station is very good. Keep in mind that you want a unit that will be durable. You want a product that would withstand the test of time.
By simply moving these different parts around, you can get a rough idea of how well they would withstand pressure. You have to remember that you will be using this product quite a bit over the course of a few years. There’s going to be some movement involved and make sure that you move these items around so you can get an idea as to whether the model will withstand the pressure and punishment of regular use.
The Wrong Size
Now, don’t get me wrong. The reason why this is a factor is because of a bad choice on your part. It may not have anything to do with the design of the product in and of itself. The manufacturer may have produced a solid product, but you made it much harder on yourself because you bought the wrong size. Make sure you pick the right size.
This doesn’t mean that the product was made wrong. It doesn’t mean that there’s some sort of defect in terms of craftsmanship or design. The problem is that you picked the wrong size and it makes washing a very inefficient long and drawn-out process for your dog. Talk about a hassle. So pay attention to the proper size. Keep in mind that proper sizing has more to do with your dog’s specific personality and less to do with its breed.
The Wrong Price
A lot of pet owners automatically go for the cheapest dog wash station. I really can’t say I blame. Everybody’s looking to stretch their hard earned dollars. There’s no shame in that game. With that said, you need to do it the right way. Just because you found something cheap it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to buy it because there are quality products out there that won’t set you back.
There are quality products out there that would enable you to stretch the value of your hard earned bucks. Look for those products. Don’t just go for cheap products. The products have to be of high quality and low price. The good news is that they do exist. You just need to put in a little bit of leg work.