Bathe your pets outdoors. In warm weather you can bathe your dog outside. Pick a place that will not turn to mud when it gets wet. It’s a good idea to have a washtub large enough for your dog to stand up in and fill it with just a few inches of water, lather him up, rinse him off and pour the bath water into an area of your yard that needs watering. By bathing your dog outside, you not only get your dog clean and your yard watered, but you also don’t have to clean up the mess he may leave behind after his bath.