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  1. Dakotah_2009

    Dakotah_2009 OOO YEA SHHHAKE IT!!

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    about giving your dog a bath?
    I don't like giving Dallas a bath b/c its so hard getting all the shampoo out of his coat. Its so fluffy and I don't know how to get all of it out. Any suggestions? I rinse him really good but I still don't get it all out.
     
  2. neko12_48767

    neko12_48767 I love my dog Neko

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    mine is my dog hate baths and we have sliding glass door for are shower and he will push on the glass door and the door will come off.
     
  3. keyodie

    keyodie Keyozilla

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    I hate giving Charlie a bath because I get all wet. :D He always tries to get out of the bath tub, and when he almost succeeds, I have to kinda "carry" him back in. And when we take him out of the tub, he shakes himself off which gets me wet also. And another thing, I think our hose is mental or something. It always gets me wet. :D
     
  4. Dakotah_2009

    Dakotah_2009 OOO YEA SHHHAKE IT!!

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    LOL Keyo
    Dallas loves baths, well sorta he like sthe water and all cause he's a retriever and he likes to get massaged with the shampoo.
     
  5. Tobysmom

    Tobysmom New Member

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    I take Toby in the shower and I hate how he walks back and forth the whole time trying to get away from the water. He steps all over my feet.
     
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    I just rinse and rinse and rinse and rinse for a loooong time. My main problem is getting Boris in the tub, lol.
     
  7. Dakotah_2009

    Dakotah_2009 OOO YEA SHHHAKE IT!!

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    LOl Fran.
    Oh fran do I just keep rinsing Dallas for awhile so the shampoo comes out? I bought some really good dog shampoo the other day and I bathed Dallas w/ it and it worked great on getting his coat softer, shiner, and more healthier!
     
  8. Athebeau

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    When I am bathing a dog (I have Newfoundland dogs...very big coats :eek: ). I use a really good shampoo, or even a homemade shampoo I found on the internet works great as well (mixture of palmolive dish soap, glycerine and white vinegar)...its also a good investment to get a hand shower nozzle, the type you can move around.
    I lather up, brush through the coat...nothing better than a wet soapy coat to brush out all the undercoat and clumpy coats...it also helps to get dirt out as well. I have some special bathing rubber brushes I ordered...they last forever and are great for using on a wet soapy dogs. After I have them all lathered up, and brushed in the tub, I start rinsing, starting with the head and down the neck...chest, arm pits (amazing how many people miss the arm pits)...I hold the nozzle right up to the coat and hold in one place for a few seconds. I then rinse off the entire back, tail under the tail...another place that is missed is between the should blades. I then bring the nozzle down each leg, up again down the tail, under the tail etc. After you have the dog rinsed from head to tail and undercarraige I go over them one more time. You will know the dog is completely soap free when the water runs clear of bubbles. ;) . Make sure you keep the nozzle on top of the coat and move across every inch of the dog...don't assume that by rinsing the head the neck will be rinsed. ;). I also rinse each paw, lift up and rinse underneath as well...we had one Newf get an infection between his toes from not being rinsed properly between the toes...he just happened to be 1 in 100 dogs that the soap stayed between his toes.

    The only thing I hate about grooming my Newf's is one of my females gets very lazy and will lay down in the tub. I have to hold her up the entire bath...she is not a small dog weighing almost 140 lbs. She does the same for the grooming table when being blown dry...she constantley hangs her head. She was not a joy when being shown and having to groom once a week.
     
  9. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    I get sopping wet and my arms get all scratched up, lol. Plus the wet dog smell afterwars...ugh.
     
  10. Tobysmom

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    Something else about his bath. I have to use a special shampoo on him and it has to be left on for ten minutes. Imagine us just standing in the shower for ten minutes and he is giving me this look like "why are you doing this to me?" the whole time.
     
  11. Gempress

    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    Zeus is actually great to bathe. I bathe him in the driveway with a hose. He doesn't like water, but he'll stand very still for me and give me the "I can't believe you're doing this to me" look. What I hate is the post-bathing. I can't put him in the yard, or he'll roll around in the dirt and turn into a giant mud ball. If I put him in the house, he'll fling his damp body all over the furniture and I end up with a couch that smells like a wet dog. So I end up walking him up and down the street until he dries.
     
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    I hate the fact that I can't blow dry him at all without getting snapped at. And he barks his head off if I put him in a grooming dryer cage. So we just started to vigorously towel dry and call it good.
     
  13. beagle_lovergirl

    beagle_lovergirl Stare at my avatar....

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    Nothing. I LOVE giving dogs baths, especially Belly since she's so well behaved. She loves the water too, especially with her floating toys :D
     
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    For my goldens... it's easy to bath them because they jump in and lie down... they love baths...and when it's warm enough they get bathed in the river... I lather them and throw in rocks and sticks and away they go.. and since they dive for the rocks they always get well rinsed.... But in the tub... I wash them.. and then I rinse with a shower head from the head down.. to neck.. to legs, under arms.. and back.. belly.. hind legs.. under hind legs.. and finish with the tail... if you have a good shower head and water pressure (they love it) it will be easy... also brush as you wash...
     
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    When i bath Spencer he just stands there giving me that look with his tail between his legs. He hates water. But he loves river water. hmmmm... I havnt bathed Maddy yet. Might these holidays. I bathe them in our garden
     
  16. yuckaduck

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    Yukon jumps into the bathtub and sits while I wash him. The hard part is getting the curtain across before he shakes all over me. Usually he waits until I am shutting the water off and then he gives a big shake.
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I bathe my dogs at the grooming shop. Nothing difficult about it, I don't hate it at all. (In fact I love how nice they look and smell after they're done.)
     
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    Oh, Sawyer's easy to bathe. It's just getting him dry that's the problem. :)
     
  19. Dakotah_2009

    Dakotah_2009 OOO YEA SHHHAKE IT!!

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    Dallas is easy giving baths to but I have to give them to him alittle more often b/c I want him to do duck hunting he has to get use to the water adn all, and b/c he has some much hair and it has to stya clean!
     
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    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    Phew! For a while, I thought my golden retriever was the only crazy dog who did that. What I thought was funny was when we threw a rock in the shallows. She's just stick her head in and snorkel around until she found it.
     

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