Bathing your dog is a necessary part of pet ownership. It's inevitable that you will need to bathe your canine companion at some point. The Bissell BarkBath 2-in-1 Portable Dog Bath & Deep Cleaner is a unique device that allows you to bathe your pet anywhere. Better yet, it doubles as a handheld deep cleaner for upholstery and carpeting!
If you have dogs, it's also inevitable that you will have pet-related stains on your carpet and furniture at some point. I never would have thought that I needed a product like this, but now that I have one, I don't know what I ever did without it!
There's nothing else on the market like the Bissell BarkBath. I tried it out in hopes that I would be able to bathe my dog in a location more convenient than my bathroom. I was thrilled to find out that it's a very effective deep cleaner as well.
Bissell BarkBath 2-in-1 Portable Dog Bath & Deep Cleaner Review
This cleaner can be used to bathe your dog in any area of your house with minimal mess. The photo above shows the 3 different spray nozzles and 3 different grooming clips. They are based on the length of your dog's fur.
The spray nozzles are used to clean the fur, while the grooming clips can be used to brush through the fur while cleaning. Bissell states that this device can clean most dogs (no matter the size) with 68 ounces of water or less. Not only is it more convenient than traditional bathing, it's also much more eco-friendly.
I was really impressed with the spray nozzles. They work down deep into the coat to clean the skin as well. While you're washing, there is a light suction that continuously pulls the dirty water out of the coat. As you can see in the photo below, you can go from shampoo to rinse with just a quick flip of a switch.
The compact design is very easy to store, and it comes with a sound dampening mat, microfiber towel, one bottle of dog shampoo and one bottle of carpet cleaner. The sound dampening mat is especially handy if you have a skittish dog.
The Bissell BarkBath is about as loud as the average vacuum cleaner. Thankfully, it comes with a booklet of training tips to help get your pet used to the sound and the feeling of the device. My Labrador was used the BarkBath after about 3 training sessions.
You can purchase the Bissell BarkBath for $199 on Amazon at the time of this review. That price won't fit into every dog owners' budget, however I do think it's a good deal for what you get. Considering most portable upholstery cleaners cost more than $100, I think this 2-in-1 product is a good value for the money.