Woolf doesn't hate baths, he will tolerate them. What he does hate is the tight space. The last bath we attempted with him in the bathroom, he said enough, came out of the tub, took me down and I ended up with a bruised ego and pulled back. That was with DH holding him in the tub and he still came out.
We both decided the stress on him just wasn't worth forcing the bath in the tub. Kiddie pools are good for more then just play - works great for baths. In the backyard during warm months, during winter we use the garage.
Thanks i will try that, but he seems to be scared of going near lakes also. We took him on a trail and there was a lake , all the other dogs were playing in the water while Hunter just stayed back and close to me not wanting to go near the water..