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Has anyone tried one of these? I am looking for a better way to wash the fur kids at home. Usually I take them to the U-Bathe at our training facility, but with three dogs at $17 each, it tends to get kind of spendy.

If you haven't used one, what do you use?

http://www.rapidbathing.com/





 

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I've always given the dogs baths outdoors in summer or in our shower stall in winter. The shower stall is large enough for me and the dog, and they can't escape with the door closed! I have a hand-held shower head and as long as I'm barefoot and wear shorts I don't get wet.

I looked at the Rapid Bath when a coupon came in the newspaper. The thing that put me off was having to buy the special shampoo refills.
 

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The thing that put me off was having to buy the special shampoo refills.
I was wondering about that, if those were re-fillable or if you had to buy new each time.

Guess I should check out our Home Depot to see if they have the removable shower head, that would make it easier.
 

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You need my 'Dog shower'! Just a large shower base, raised on a frame with sides built on. I truly couldn't do without it:)
 

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used one at someone's house with their border collie -- worked good, water got thru coat quickly, easy rinsing and bath was quick. I'd like one but the refills are the drawback (in a plastic packet), didn't examine for refillability - but it'd be tricky or impossible.

we have a hot water outlet outside for dog washing - great, but the lab won't get near it! for her have a hand held shower in the bathtub. They get very insistent about NOT going in the shower


Moverking - what's that cord thing in 2nd pic?
 

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You need my 'Dog shower'! Just a large shower base, raised on a frame with sides built on. I truly couldn't do without it:)

That is COOL! Never thought of something like that and the real goofy thing is I'm the safety manager for a bathtub/shower manufacturing facility!!
 

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That is COOL! Never thought of something like that and the real goofy thing is I'm the safety manager for a bathtub/shower manufacturing facility!!
There you go! Go check out your 'seconds' department:)
 

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There you go! Go check out your 'seconds' department:)
Unfortunatly, we don't have any place to put something like that in our home. But we have just started looking to buy a new house, and that will be something I'll look for in the new place.
 

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moverking, that shower facility is great! When DH gets around to putting a bathroom in the basement I think I'll have him but in one of those too.
 

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I use the Rapid Bath. I really like it, works well, they get clean and smell good in under 5 minutes. I also have a Booster Tub. The only drawback I have is that I don't have a hot water connection for the winter.
 

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Ok cheap version of something like this is to get a sprayer(Ortho fertilizer/pesticide) or similar from the garden section at the DIY stores or hardware stores. You can dial in how much shampoo is mixed with the water that comes out(works best when you dilute the shampoo in the container as well). You can hook a hose right up to the bathroom sink with a simple adapter. Best part you can use whatever shampoo you prefer.
 

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I was actually looking at this the other day. We use the Hydrosurge shampoos and I love them. We just picked up a bottle of the apple scented shampoo yesterday and I can't wait to try it once we finish the bottle of mango-peach that we're about halfway through now. It's the best brand of shampoo we have ever used on our dogs and the scent lasts longer than any other kind we have used. I'm considering the Rapid Bath just because I have been so happy with their other products.
 

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I have dog shower envy...
I just had to put away my booster bath for the winter...
Back to bathing in the bathroom tub...my poor aching back....:(

You need my 'Dog shower'! Just a large shower base, raised on a frame with sides built on. I truly couldn't do without it:)
 

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I love raised dog showers...if I ever build our new house I am gonna have one! I have wondered about the rapid bath too...Krissy hates baths...fast might be a Great idea for her. Tethered in my tub, I can bathe her. Tailer...if he has a tennis ball, he'd let me do anything to him!
 

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I just use the hose outside... I would like to get a Booster Bath and the warm water attachment. Another thing on my list...

Is it weird to ask for a Booster Bath for Christmas ;)

Love that doggy bathroom tub, I would LOVE to have something like that... No way in San Diego though...
 

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http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...n-US&Sp=C&hierPath=48025*48086*49626*&topnav=

I REALLY enjoyed using my Booster Bath this summer...so much easier on my back..

Costco has a great price on the Booster Bath... $129.00 shipping included!!!
They used to have the "Tropical Shower" attachment...but I don't see it on their sight any longer... :-( If you have some DIY skills, I would be happy to take some pictures and you could try to make one..
 

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I realize this in an old thread, but I broke down and bought a RapidBath this summer. So far I really like it. With the long hose I can really get Hank's belly/groin area. My husband installed a two-outlet adaptor he got a Lowe's on our shower head that allows me to hook-up the RapidBath system, I then turn a knob that shuts off the water to the regular shower head with the water only going to the RapidBath.

The shampoo cartridges last for several baths. I've used it 3 times and there is still plenty of shampoo in the original cartridge.
 

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I have two, one I use at home in the bath tub or outside with the hose and the other at the Cape with the hose.

I rarely use the cartridges only for quickie shampoos at the Cape from swimming in the pond, I use it primarily to give all three dogs a thorough rinsing off.

At home I use my regular dog shampoo and conditioner and use it to get them wet and for rinsing. It really gets through the coat and to the skin. I never use the cartridges at home only occasionally at the Cape. The cartridge soap doesn't hurt the grass or trees either.
 
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