Oh a bath what fun

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  1. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    I had to give Zeus a bath because he decided to roold in something just a couple hours ago in the back yard when i let him out to "go potty". But he was stinky :rolleyes: . Zeus has never been one to love a bath but he smelled soooooo bad im going to have to see what it was out in the yard. Anyways right when he heard the water running he ran under the bed and started whining and putting his ears back. I eventually got him out from under there with some treats and sweet talking. Now Picture this.....

    I finally get muscular Zeus into the bathroom with the tub ready and sometimes he will actually get right in but this time he planted himself right next to the toilet. I was gagging by now at how bad he stunk and was jsut saying to hime "come one Zeus you need a bath buddy you really stink". Stil no moving so i finally grabbed him up in my arms which was so hard do to his weight and wigglieness. I then go to turn and put zeus in the tub when he wiggles out of my arms in midair and it was like slow motion i lost my balance and fell into the tub with zeus outside of the tub looking in at me like yeah. luckily the tub wasent no more then a few inches deep.

    Angry by now and sick of the smell it finally hit me. GET THE TREATS and sure enough with the coaxing of treats that darn dong jumped right into the tub and and i finally gave him a bath and he doesent stink and more and my hosue doesent stink anymore and oh its so wonderful lol.

    Yup theres my story just thought i would share.
     
  2. chell78

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    lmao sounds like you had fun!! not.
     
  3. tl_ashmore

    tl_ashmore Spoiled Rotten Dog

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    LOL!!!! I know how you feel. Beulah hates taking baths. After we fight, and I finally get her in the tub, she will lean up against the wall so I can't wash her other side. Talk about frustrating...
     
  4. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    I wish someone could explain why dogs who will stay out in a cold rain and splash around and even put their heads under water in a cold wading pool turn into shaking, quaking, stubborn LUMPS when it comes to a warm water bath or shower with a nice shampoo massage and lots of attention!
     
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    I cannot give Brady a bath alone let alone get him into the bathtub alone. Matt has to help me. It is like trying to put an 80 pound baby that does not want a bath into the tub. He plants all four paws into the ground so that you can barely pick him up. then the whole time he is in the tub he is trying to get out while you wash him.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Oh, I used to have that problem too, only no one would help me, so I just pick up one end of the dog and put it in the tub (or shower now), then the other end. Kharma's tried hopping out while I was doing her second half, but she decided she really didn't want me to get angry with her. They're used to Charley being gruff, and just hunker down and look pitiful for a minute, then go off and leave him alone for awhile, but they aren't used to me getting angry so it's a big deal when I have to. I did figure out it's easier if I put the front end of the dog in first! :D
     
  7. tl_ashmore

    tl_ashmore Spoiled Rotten Dog

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    Why is it, that when a dog first gets out of the bathtub, they go crazy!!!!! Beulah will take off running to the living room, and run in cirlces, make a few jumps on the couch, run in some more cirlces, jump back on the couch or bed, roll over on her back and just rub against the couch or bed....
     
  8. milo

    milo Labrador lover!!!!!

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    Oh the boys dont mind the bath its just getting them in it which is a pain!!lol :D
     
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    Blackie LOVES baths (which I'm thankful for, seeing he can out muscle me any day. lol), but Rose doesn't like them. I can get her into the bathroom all right, but I have to lift her into the tub. Once she is in the tub, she will stand there very well untill I'm done. But as soon as I'm done she is OUTA THAT TUB! lol
    Although, I actually got her to jump into the tub without me having to do anything. All's I did was stand in the tub with some really yummy treats and incouraged her to jump in with me! lol Sure enough, she did!
     
  10. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    ROFL! She goes crazy and rolls all over the furniture because she's inside and can't roll in some nice, fresh dirt outside!

    Mine do exactly the same thing . . . :eek:
     
  11. tl_ashmore

    tl_ashmore Spoiled Rotten Dog

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    I'm glad yours act that way too. I thought my dog was just crazy!!!! LOL
     
  12. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    lol most of my dogs run around the house after a bath too. Lol Zeus and one of my SH that live in the house named Tracker both love to rub their faces on the carpet and snort after their baths lol.
     
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    I have been thinking how to invent a no-roll collar for Mary is my stinky one if there is anything digusting she can find. I was thinking that the roll always starts at the shoulder so maybe I could fit some kind of a dowel thing with a obnoxious buzzer on a harness so that when she put that shoulder down it would hit the dowel first..any ideas? I finally found out what that awful musky yuck is..it is mole poo.I guess they don't like to defecate in their tunnels. She would get her face blasted with it too when she tried to dig moles up..I think they (like cats) when in true danger let go of the anal glands and oh boy is that bad. DEad snakes are the worst......I have never had trouble bathing any dog....I don't understand why there is a problem... maybe I have bath magic like my mother had baby magic. She could stop any baby from crying the minute she touched it. Mine have always loved their bath and if I was washing somebody else,s the first time might be rocky but after that it was always a treat. Do you fill the tub first? or after? Mary likes to get her shoulders under the tap so she gets a water massage....if I am bathing somebody elses or the cat i fill the tub first because the running water can make them anxious.
     
  14. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    It doesn't matter with mine whether you've filled the tub first or start with it empty. I think they just resent giving up their hard-earned smelliness. [giggle] I can just hear Shiva breaking into "Natural Woman." "You make me SMELL like a Natural Woman . . ."

    Cats are so much easier to bathe . . . [sigh]
     
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    At the groomers they had us use a metal window screen for the realllly mean cats that would shred u into confetti....u would lay the screen at an angle in the tub...touch cat to water and they would sink their claws deep into the screen which was a mighty big relief to me. Then all u had to watch for was the teeth. We would scrub said cat and cut out the mats turn screen over and clip nails. Some cats are easy and some are the devil on earth! Sometimes just covering the head with a towel so they cant see u would work too. Oh how them cat scratches can hurt!
     

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