|10-21-2013 01:51 PM|
|Breitbach343||Thanks guys for the advice! Our Great Dane loves his bath time, so I've never had to deal with a dog that panics in the tub. Next time I'll put a towel or mat down in the tub. hopefully that helps haha|
|10-21-2013 01:24 PM|
A lot of dogs don't like how slick the bottom of the tub is. If you don't have a mat, a towel will work and make them feel a little more secure.
I can't hardly get Lisl out of the tub once she's in.
Last time I caught her in there she was leaning back on one paw smoking a cigarette reading Dog Life.
|10-21-2013 11:45 AM|
I don't think my dog will ever like the tub, though he doesn't howl and cry and scratch us up so I have nothing to really complain about.
At this point he won't get in on his own, so my hubby lifts him into the tub and holds him in place because he will try and be an escape artist. I do the shampooing and rinsing with the handheld shower head. He'll just sit there with a sad sack look on his face until he's towelled off, flee the bathroom and then he'll run around the house like a whack job for 20 minutes when it's all done.
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|10-21-2013 10:49 AM|
Lisl had three baths in the kitchen sink before she was 9 weeks old. She was messing up her crate and of course messed herself up.
It was no big deal for her. She likes baths and her kiddie pool. We just made a game out of it and didn't stress her out over a bath.
|10-21-2013 10:07 AM|
|AngieW||I think it's quite weird how much Kylie enjoys her baths. I give her a bath almost every week. The amount of shampoo I use on her is quite small and it never directly touches her skin. I put about 1 tsp of shampoo in a squirt bottle filled with water. That is just enough to release whatever is in her fur, but not enough to really give her suds. When we get back from the dog park, she goes into high excitement mode outside the door while she hears the tub running. As soon as I open the door, she barks and then charges into the bathroom and leaps into the tub. Getting her to come out of the tub at the end is the challenge.|
|10-21-2013 08:13 AM|
|gsdemack||Don't understand why the op looks back at this and says it was fun??|
|10-20-2013 08:51 PM|
|Springbrz||I gave my pup her first necessary bath in the kitchen sink. The next needed bath was in the tub. I put a non-slip bath mat down; put on my bathing suit and we got in together. I used a cup to rinse. I got a few toe nail scraps but it calmed my pup to be able to sit in lap while being shampooed. As she got older during the summer I just used the hose in the back yard. Now she loves the water and frequently tries to "join" me in the tub when I take a bath or shower...hehehe!|
|10-20-2013 08:50 PM|
|10-20-2013 06:20 PM|
|10-20-2013 02:13 PM|
his first bath was in the tub. i put some water in the tub. i splash some water on him.
then i shampooed him and rinsed. the shower hose is long
enough to rinse him. when he got older i placed towels on the floor
of the shower. i tell him "get in" and he jumps into the tub. i use the
shoer hose to wet him then i shampoo and rinse. the bathroom floor
is covered with towels. in the summer i bathe him in the yard. i mix
shampoo and water in a bucket. i hose him down. pour the shampoo
and water all over him. rub in it and rinse him off. i taught my dog to
"shake" his body on command. teaching him to "shake" on command gives
me time to move away from him before he shakes.
how often do you plan on giving your dog a bath? my dog rarely gets a bath.
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