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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Dog bathtub or shower

Has anyone built or bought a dog bath tub or shower? One of mine needs regular bathing for a while and getting to a do-it-yourself dog wash is inconvenient. The paid dog wash has hooks and short leads attached to the wall so the dog canít leave. I donít have a space to build a whole dog bathtub, but might be able to rig up something outside, except it wonít have hot water. I donít have a bathtub suitable for a dog and if I use the shower, Iím going to get soaked. What do you use?
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My in laws had a walk in shower and had bought a handheld shower head. Smaller dog, cocker spaniel,but worked well for them!
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Myself, I washed outside with spray attachment on the hose, only in summer! And still got soaked! We have a kennel on the patio and I put the leash on, hook it thru the kennel fence.
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I have a semi walk in shower with a door. The door keeps the dog from escaping. When I wash him (with the handheld showerhead), I'm expecting to get wet also, so I wear a swimsuit or shorts. It's the easiest place to wash him because I place a hair catcher in the drain and rinse off the sides easily after washing the dog. Very little cleaning to do afterwards. I always wash him just before I take a shower myself. I'm already wet anyway, so no big deal.

In the summer, I washed him outside a few times with the hose. That's a battle. Unfortunately, I don't have a place I can tie him so I need another person to hold the dog. It's a whole hassle so I don't do that anymore.
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You can unscrew the aerator from your sink faucet and with an attachment from the hardware store run a hose out of the window for warm water.Or a handheld shower thingy for indoors.

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I've used tubs before. It requires putting a bunch of stuff in the bathroom away and a lot of towels on the floor. And a human without clothes... I would suds my dogs outside of the tub, then call them in for a rinse. They loved it. I used treats and a no-slip mat in the tub. One dog liked to jump in and out. what the heck, it was OK by me. I wanted to keep the experience fun for the dogs.



On the other hand, they make a plastic tub for bathing dogs. You can sit it up on a table outdoors. I like the ideas given about rigging up hot water.
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I saw this advertised once and thought it was a cool-ish idea:

https://www.petplanet.co.uk/product_...=94&pg_id=2833
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You can unscrew the aerator from your sink faucet and with an attachment from the hardware store run a hose out of the window for warm water.Or a handheld shower thingy for indoors.
I wonder if we can add a hot water tap outside? It would be challenging to run water from the kitchen to a tub. But itís a good idea. Icy hose water isnít very exciting for a dog who already doesnít like baths.
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I saw this advertised once and thought it was a cool-ish idea:

https://www.petplanet.co.uk/product_...=94&pg_id=2833
I like this if it works. I read reviews on Chewy and Amazon. Mixed but generally positive. I wonder if it is tippy if the dog gets squirmy.
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