I took him for a walk around our yard. He's a small dog and we have almost 3 acres of land, so it makes a good walk for him. He spotted a skunk and took off after it. I wasn't expecting it, so I didn't have a very firm grip on it. He got a good shot. Then the skunk hustled under a storage shed in our yard. I'm assuming that's what it calls home. This has happened to us before: another house and another dog, but we know the drill. I gave him a bath. No tomato juice - that's just an old myth. My wife wanted to sprinkle coffee grounds on him while he was getting his bath. Supposedly they soak up the smell. I'm skeptical. Otherwise, I just used dog shampoo, and lathered him up good twice. It was messy and unpleasant. We also rubbed some baking soda into his fur after his coat dried. That makes more sense to me. The house still smells some today, not as bad as the last time our dog got skunked. One difference is we don't have nearly as much carpeting in the house now. I think fabric probably soaks up the smells. Our dog still smells some, but it's very faint. I also bought a product at the local Tractor Supply store that is supposed to neutralize skunk smell. We can use that in the laundry to get the smell out of our clothing. In any case that's the last episode of a dog getting skunked that I ever want to have to deal with.
Now we have to figure out how to make the skunk feel unwelcome under our storage shed.