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    Default Re: Does not like bath time!

    Some dogs feel better if you put a towel over them while you are washing them. They feel like they are hiding...then just pull back the towel to the parts you have to work with. Only bad part is you have a giant drippy towel to ring out later.

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    Default Re: Does not like bath time!

    I wash Mr. D in the shower - we have a detachable nozzle and it has a door, so I go in there with him and practically get a shower myself. He's too big to mess with in the tub. It can get annoying because he doesn't like it and tries to edge to the edges of it where I can't reach him as well. Because the shampoos we use have to stay on 5-10 mins, I hang out with him in there and sing to him too.

    I try to do it when he's mellow and not hyper - maybe see when your baby is sleepy and try it then?

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    Default Re: Does not like bath time!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper11 View Post
    I hear ya! You should have heard Cooper and Gracie squealing like pigs on their first bath. Now Gracie loves water and Cooper use to hate baths but he has gotten use to them. Just keep giving him baths the more you do the more he will get use to it and won't be throwing those fits in the tub! Cooper is 7 months and he just started not having a fit about 2 months ago!
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    This was their first bath at around 10 weeks old....The last pic the look on Gracie's face explains everything! LOL I love that pic!

    What great pictures!!
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    Since you are in FLA.... try doing it outside with the hose.
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    Default Re: Does not like bath time!

    It's nice to know I am not the only one that sings to their bully when giving them a bath LOL

    I give Samson treats during and after his baths but it has never made him like baths anymore, still at almost 6 years old he is just not happy to get a bath. The peanut butter idea is a good one though, I'll have to try that!

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    Default Re: Does not like bath time!

    I gave Puck a bath this past weekend and used most of these tips. He did much better! I had him sit in the tub a while with treats and peanut butter. He was apprehensive at first, but eventually started eating the peanut butter. Hearing the water running always scares him, but we talked to him the whole time. We still had to hold him down, but he wasn't bucking nearly as bad and was not as scared.
    I think I will try the towel trick next time to see if he likes that. I dont have a real good place to do it outside, I would feel weird doing it in the front driveway, and he would probably get more dirty than clean if I tried this in the backyard bc it is so sandy. I have thought about it thou, he would probably be really scared of the water hose. He is afraid of the strangest things!
    Thanks everyone for the tips!

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