Most important part of bathing a dog is making absolutely sure you get all of the soap off of the underneath and around the belly area. If you leave soap it will dry their skin and make them itch, which will make them lick and then get diarrhea from the soap residue. So make sure you rinse well and thoroughly to keep that from happening. Nothing will spoil bath time fun like a case of the squirts. And try to keep it as positive and upbeat as you can and try to make it fun so the dog doesn't resist bathing in the future...