Does your dog hate bath time?

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    Melody Well-Known Member

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    This dog really does not want to take a bath!



    Does your dog react this way? My sister's dog does. Though eventually she will get up and walk to the tub. She does put on good resistence beforehand though.
     
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    Jessi Well-Known Member

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    Lol!! He really, really doesn't want to take a bath, huh?

    And I really don't know. I can't say I've ever given this particular dog a "real bath." He's been bathed outside a bit. And we've used no-water shampoo products on him. He really needs a bath, but I don't want to do it on my own and I can't get anyone to help me, heh.
     
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    Jessi, I am so glad you mentioned that. I've haven't given Misha a real bath in awhile (see all previous posts for her issues LOL) I've been using Furminator no water shampoo. I think the stuff works great.

    My sister's dog acts like the one in the video but not as dramatic. She will eventually get up and go in the tub. She throws herself to the ground like dead weight for a minute or two before she gives in.
     
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    Our recent dog will try hiding when it is bath time. But the moment we had poured water on him, he is well behaved and will just wait until it was finished. So, I think he does not really hate it at all.
     
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    I think sometimes the dog learns to fear taking a bath because of the way the owner makes it such a big deal. Teaching dogs is very often like teaching kids. Just make taking a bath something that's just a matter of course and it would be fine. When I bath Candy, I just take her into the bathroom, lock the door, turn on the shower and bath together with her.
     
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    Our poor dog was scared of bath time when he was a puppy. And now, four years later, he still absolutely hates it. I'm not sure if its the bath, honestly, or just water in general. If it rains, he stays inside. If there's a sprinkler, he runs away. The wimpy dog won't even go swimming. It seems to be so odd for a golden retriever. I've heard that they love water.
     
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    Haha, how cute was that! My dog doesn't like to take a bath either, and he would go into his kennel pretending that he is good or resting. But in the end, he has to anyway and doesn't resist much in the tub.
     
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    Lol, this is a super cute video, watching it made me laugh very hard:D
    My Homer hates being bathed too. He always tries to run away from the bathtub;)
     
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    Lol, that is one cute dog. An interesting fact is, off all the dogs I have owned ever since I was young, only one seemed not to mind bath times, the rest hate it (even my current dogs).
     
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