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01-02-2014 06:47 PM
TAR HEEL MOM Kohler Flip Side shower head. (Yes, we own a plumbing company )
01-02-2014 05:14 PM
havery If you get a handheld shower head, look for one that has different sprays. Mine has a nice easy spray for getting her wet initially that she doesn't mind at all, and a harder, single jet of water that makes getting all the shampoo out much easier (even though she's NOT a fan of it, it's much faster).
12-21-2013 06:06 PM
alexg My preference to wash the GSD size dog would be outdoors, because even a well behaved dog will make a huge wet mess and the bathtub that low will leave you bending down for a quite some time. For indoors I'd look up the facility nearby that allow you to wash your dog yourself. You bring your shampoo and the dog and leave the mess behind...
12-21-2013 04:53 PM
PhoenixGuardian Thanks everyone for all the suggestions! Definitely the ideal thing would be a removable shower head that can be used like a sprayer, I'll see if I can find one somewhere. Any other suggestions are welcome too!
12-21-2013 11:48 AM
Originally Posted by middleofnowhere View Post
. It was kinda hard on the bathroom (takes a lot of towels!)
I found a giant microfiber beach towel. Works wonders, and I only need that towel.
12-21-2013 11:38 AM
middleofnowhere The long extension for the shower head will be a big help. In addition to that, I would soap my dogs up before they got in the tub. They were just in the tub for the rinse. I'd dampen them with a sponge or wash cloth, then soap them - I made it a game. It was kinda hard on the bathroom (takes a lot of towels!) but they both loved baths. They also got high quality treats when in the tub & I bought outdoor rubber matts for the floor of the tub to make it less slippery. I think he'll like the shower if it is rewarding and fun.
12-21-2013 11:02 AM
Originally Posted by Loneforce View Post
Officer Tom Dooley had the right idea in the movie K9 Cop
FYI This is a joke. Do Not Try what was done in this movie.
12-21-2013 10:39 AM
Loneforce Officer Tom Dooley had the right idea in the movie K9 Cop
12-21-2013 10:24 AM
Castlemaid Hand-held shower head with six foot long hose - most hand helds come with a four foot hose, but you can get the extra long hose as a bathroom accessory in most hardware stores.
12-21-2013 10:18 AM
Sp00ks Ours is a tub enclosure with shower doors which is tight as well. Our shower has a Tee with a button and I can choose the shower head or the hand held. Works out quite well. I wish the hose was longer but it gets the job done.

We also have a small screen to catch the hair so it doesn't go down the drain and clog it.

I also find the massage function on the hand held penetrates the undercoat better and they seem to enjoy it. Just stay away from the nether regions with the massage functions.

I would venture a guess that you could purchase a Tee and cheapo hand sprayer for about the price of a tank of gas.

I usually don't wash them outside unless its the dead of summer. The water temperature is cold and I want the bath to be a good thing, not traumatic.
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