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01-02-2014 11:49 AM
loveformygermanshepherd
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Winter bath happens in the bathroom. I clear it out, put down towels and suck it up on cleanup. Cable managed water on the ceiling last bath.

I also use a place called "The Soapy Dog" in town. It has HUGE tubs with a tether rail around the tub. Shampoo is included in the 20 dollar fee, as is unlimited time in a high-velocity dryer booth. The booths are awesome, the dryer is mounted outside the booth so the noise is abated some. The staff will do the work for an additional fee, but the facilities are so well designed it's a snap. I use the saved money for a tip and donation to local shelters.
I was thinking about taking him to the do it yourself doggy bathing places. And I probably will still do that. He's just so skiddish of people and other dogs still that I have to make sure that there isn't a lot of dogs or people there. I gave him a bath in my bathroom... And as you all have already experienced, it was a HUGE mess. But at least he's clean. Lol


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12-11-2013 12:35 PM
brembo Winter bath happens in the bathroom. I clear it out, put down towels and suck it up on cleanup. Cable managed water on the ceiling last bath.

I also use a place called "The Soapy Dog" in town. It has HUGE tubs with a tether rail around the tub. Shampoo is included in the 20 dollar fee, as is unlimited time in a high-velocity dryer booth. The booths are awesome, the dryer is mounted outside the booth so the noise is abated some. The staff will do the work for an additional fee, but the facilities are so well designed it's a snap. I use the saved money for a tip and donation to local shelters.
12-11-2013 12:24 PM
Freestep
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Now how do you guys give them baths in the winter?
Two words:

Professional Groomer.
12-11-2013 11:37 AM
Eiros
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Now how do you guys give them baths in the winter? I usually give him baths in the little kiddy pool outside but it's a little too cold for that right now and if I give him a bath in my tub then he'll clog my drain for a year with as much hair as he has right now? He loves water so a bath and brushing afterwards usually isn't as big of issue as just brushing normally. Strange I know!


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Our training club does grooming so in the fall/winter we get him bathed there... Same people who do day classes with him so I know he trusts them. We have a GSD a bath in our tub once (our bathroom isn't very big either) and it was an epic mess! Fur, soggy treats, and water all over lol. He got clean but it was quite the effort...


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12-11-2013 11:31 AM
loveformygermanshepherd Now how do you guys give them baths in the winter? I usually give him baths in the little kiddy pool outside but it's a little too cold for that right now and if I give him a bath in my tub then he'll clog my drain for a year with as much hair as he has right now? He loves water so a bath and brushing afterwards usually isn't as big of issue as just brushing normally. Strange I know!


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12-11-2013 11:28 AM
loveformygermanshepherd
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I gave my girl a brush to chew on because she was always trying to bite/chew the brush I was using, it was a rubber teethed one so not very fit for grooming her as she grows. It only ever came out at grooming time and I slowly gave it to her later and took it away earlier in the grooming session. It just taught her to be calm and relaxed while grooming, she now just lays there( I shoudl of made her stand lol) and will roll over when she's had enough of one side, rolls on her back with legs spread apart if theres bindis caught around the toosh area and wants them pulled out, its quite funny lol
That's a good idea! I'll buy one at the dollar store or something to let him Munch on and see if that helps him. thank you!!


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12-11-2013 11:27 AM
loveformygermanshepherd
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At 7 months of age, he's going through an adolescent "idiot" phase. I have found that GSD pups are little angels (well, little bitey angels) until about 5 months of age, and then they start acting like punks! This is why training the GSD is so important! Is he in a puppy obedience class? If not, get enrolled in one ASAP. Stay consistent and firm when grooming; if he's dancing around, tie him to something sturdy so he can't just walk away. Use a muzzle while brushing him if you have to, but make it a good experience. I doubt you are hurting him while brushing--what type of brush are you using?
I'm using the se brush as all my other dogs. It's really soft and then for the tougher knots or areas it has a fine tooth side to it as well. He reacts the same way even to the soft Side and that's pretty much just like me petting him his obedience is almost perfect, grooming is the only issue I have and when grooming he will listen but he won't listen for long. It's like he's obsessed with the brush and thinks it's a huge game which makes it dangerous because he's 7 months old now and a couple times he had flown around and knocked my baby over... He's dangerously big right now. Lol


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12-11-2013 11:23 AM
loveformygermanshepherd
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Mine has a bit of an issue when it's brushing time. If he is too into sniffing/trying to grab the brush, I make him lie on his side and brush him that way.. I just keep a hand on his neck and he actually will relax a bit and just get it over with. Then I flip him like a pancake and do the other side !
Haha that's what I do to maxx. I intentionally taught him the command side for brushing purposes only and he will do it but he won't stop biting it or whining like he's excited ( not a painful whine) and if I put my hand or hands on his neck then he gets even more excited....


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12-07-2013 06:51 PM
bellske I gave my girl a brush to chew on because she was always trying to bite/chew the brush I was using, it was a rubber teethed one so not very fit for grooming her as she grows. It only ever came out at grooming time and I slowly gave it to her later and took it away earlier in the grooming session. It just taught her to be calm and relaxed while grooming, she now just lays there( I shoudl of made her stand lol) and will roll over when she's had enough of one side, rolls on her back with legs spread apart if theres bindis caught around the toosh area and wants them pulled out, its quite funny lol
12-07-2013 10:42 AM
Saxtonhill I use a big horse brush. No problems.
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