― First, set the mood. Dim the lights and use some candles (scented or unscented) put them in strategic places around your bath so that you have adequate light but no where you'll knock them over. A little light music can also help set the calmness of the room. I tend to use music to drown out the sound of my dachshund...it is like she knows the second I step into the bath tub because she just starts barking her little head off. ∙ Second, make sure you have the right temperature in your [...].