It is great to make it a good experience. I try to let Beamer play in the water before I start bathing him. He used to like getting in the bathtub, but now he doesn't like it because he knows it equals a bath. He tolerates it... just by standing there with a hateful look. Then he gets the zoomies after he gets out and crashes for a good few hours.It's so funny cuz my first golden HATED baths! Then it was hit or miss with the next ones but Kahuna had a really good time hahaha I was so relieved!