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Tips for bathtime/rinsing off?

I got Simba a milkbone to chew on today, and it's great because it kept him distracted for over an hour! However, it's very very messy and pasty. His paws got kinda rough and dry and his mouth was pasty from chewing on it. So I went and grabbed a towel, put some of his shampoo and some water on it to rinse off his paws. The problem is he doesn't hold still and starts chewing on the towel. Literally the only thing that keeps him 100% distracted is when it's time to feed him.

Any tips on this?
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Bentley is a beast in the bath. I have a collar I only use for baths, that way I have something to hold onto. It's still like wrestling a moose though. Good luck
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Rose loves baths so I just put her in the tub and let her play with the water running for a bit. Knock two birds with one stone (play and clean).


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anyone who has a golden who likes/loves bath's are sooo lucky. Chester will go in to the bathroom but once he hears the shower running he runs, then once i get him in it i have to have a pair of clothes that are specifically for bath time. I'm thinking about just going in with a bathing suit since i always come out soaked and so does my bathroom. At least he doesn't budge, and he's stiff the entire time.

He does like the conditioner though, hes always trying to lick it of his fur.
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is your shower head detachable? I made a game out of it. First I threw a brush in the tub, she was trying to get the brush - she was a little dummy trying to get the brush by the needles. So she would start playing and barking at it. Then I dropped the shower head in the tub and slowly turned the water on.
By the time we were done washing and playing she was so tired she would just sit to be dried off with the towel.


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Is there anyone who can help you? This can be done solo, but it's harder. There's a new treat thingy called a Likkety Stick. Not sure whats in it (I really should find out!) but the dogs adore it. To be found in large chain pet stores or online. If someone can hold it in front of you puppy's nose for a few minutes, I guarantee he'll be more interested in that than whatever you are doing to his ears, feet, etc. If there's no one to help, try strapping one to the spout of your bathroom tub with some duct tape.
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Tips for bathtime/rinsing off?

My puppy isn't too bad. But then again I bribe him, lol. I smear peanut butter on the edge in a long thin line. Takes him a while to lick it off. Long enough for me to give a wash down and rinse, haha. Otherwise he tries to climb out of the tub


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I pour the shampoo into a cup and mix in water so the shampoo is easier to wash out. My pup loves water. He doesn't love the shampooing though. For my other dog, who hates baths, I get into the tub with her. I put on my bathing suit and stand over her. I keep her collar on and suds her up then rinse her off. My Mother in law had a huge golden named Quincy, he use to sleep in the bathtub.
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Tips for bathtime/rinsing off?

Ellie doesn't mind bath time, but I do have to carry her big butt into the tub! Once she's in there she just relaxes, thank goodness! She loves to drink the water coming out of the faucet! She gets the towel all the time the week she came to live with us it was raining ALL the time! So toweling off is part of her routine! =). When I'm done I let her play with the towel for a bit. =)


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If its rubbing down with a towel i have to bribe isla with treats and as shes eating i dry her, otherwise she also just eats the towel or stands on it so i can't dry her.

at bathtime i have a walk in shower so i just get undressed and go in with her. she doesn't seem to mind it too much but when she trys to get away all she can do it walk round and round in circles!
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