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Ok as it is getting warmer outside I have dragged out the kiddie pool and sprinklers for the pups and it is time to give Buddy a bath. I cant really give him bathes in the winter because he will not fit in the tub and I cant take him to the do it yourself place because he goes nuts and knocks over everything in his path. So he normally only gets them in the summer monthes outside with a water hose and it is one of the hardest things I have to do. He goes crazy and drags me all over the place. He hates water of any kind, Rain, snow, water hose, sprinkler, and pools. Which is a first for me because all of my other dogs will spend hours playing in the pool or at the sprinkler and he will just go pout in the corner and look at me like I am the meanest person in the world. Well on top of him not being to fond of getting wet, when he was a pup he use to chew up water hoses so I would show him the water hose and verbally scold him. It takes nothing to hurt his feelings and he would go pout but eventually he stopped shreading my hoses. So now this has bit me in the behind because everytime he sees a water hoses he runs to a hiding spot makeing it even harder to bathe him. He is normally a very well behaved dog, he will sit, stay, come, and all of that on command but when it comes to water all of that goes out the window and he acts like he doesnt have a brain in his head. Is there anything I can do to make him less terrrified of water and the hose? At this point with his ear I have to wait a few weeks to bathe him because I dont want to encourage him shaking his head but in the meantime I figured we could work on it alittle bit to make it an easier and less stressful event for me and him.