How to Dye Your Dog’s Hair

dyed dog

People who love their hair will dye it, because it will make their hair look fantastic and vibrant. Similarly, people who love their dogs also want to dye them different colours, because well, its funny.

Many dogs are bland colours like brown, beige, or whatever boring colour dogs come in. So it makes sense that dog-owners would want to add some flare to their dog’s style by pouring colourful dyes on it. According to this study, colouring your dog is as harmless as colouring your own hair.

tiger dog

But turning your dog into a tiger may be somewhat more dangerous.

(Source: Follow The Piper)

Now, you can’t just dye your dog with any old hair dye kit. Follow these steps and turn your dog into a canine-shaped rainbow.

1) First, DO NOT use human hair dye on your dog. Its bad for them, and you will be considered a bad person if you do it. Ask your local groomer for dog-specific dyes, or you can use drink mix as a cheap, non-toxic temporary dye. The benefit of this is that you and your dog can drink the run-off and have a jolly ol’ time.

2)Cover your workspace with plastic garbage bags, and we don’t just mean put some on the ground, literally tape it to the wall and ceilings. Ultimately, its best to dye your dog outside, because dogs tend to shake when they are wet. Also wear clothes you don’t care about.


3) Mix the dye according to the directions on the packaging. If you are using drink mix, combine the powder with water to create a paste.

4) Apply the dye in one of two ways. a) mix the dye in a sink or tub full of water and simply throw your dog in it. For a more vibrant effect, put your pup in a sink or bathtub and apply the dye with a brush.

5) Wait about 15 minutes for the dye to set, rinse your mutt off, and take him for a walk to dry off and show off his/her new awesome colours.





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