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I take my two to a local doggie daycare that rents out their wash facilities to the public. They provide the hot water, shampoo, conditioner, towels, treats and a forced air hose that blows the water out of thier coats! They also provide treats and all the clean up! I cant bend over my tub long enough to bathe 2 back would revolt! This is at waist level with steps leading up to it, the dogs just climb in!

17.50 each with a discount for multiple dogs in the same tub! Going there today with my Mom, I booked both tubs so we could wash both sets of dogs!

They are going to be thrilled when they figure out their friends did not come over to play but for the dreaded "Christmas bath" two will likely undo all my hard work by rolling in our muddy back yard betwen now and the 25th

Jenn, Murphy and Sassy Saffron

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Originally Posted by MurphyDawg View Post two will likely undo all my hard work by rolling in our muddy back yard between now and the 25th

Jenn, Murphy and Sassy Saffron
This made me smile The first thing my dogs do is get dirty. It's like they're saying, "Ewww, get the clean off me hurry!!"
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Great thread! Loved some of the pics.

I installed a hand held shower head in my spare bathroom so that I could wash my pups if I decided to at the house. Both do decently well, my golden better than my lab. My lab is much easier to dry off though that's for sure.

I haven't tried blow drying them yet, might have to see if they will let me. Right now the worse part is after I am done towel drying them they do their usual spaz run for about 30 minutes through the house and want to rub on everything. Also it never fails in the winter after giving them a bath they want to go outside to go potty. Very nervous letting them out in the snow when they are still wet.

Lately I have been taking them to a local dog groomer just cause of simplicity. It's about $40 for my lab and around $50 for my golden. They trim them, brush them, get the knots out and I pick them up hours later looking pretty as every and dry I don't have to deal with dog hair in my bathroom drain or on the walls, floors, couch...everywhere LOL

Bailey right after getting home from groomers.

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Summers first bath at home.

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