I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but...
Anyone have any tips on bathing a new puppy? My little guy had his first bath with us the other day, and it seemed to freak him out a bit. I'm wondering if I should try bathing him in a sink or if I should use one of those little blue wash tubs... I dunno. I was very mindful of temperature, and didn't have the water running during the actual bath, just filled to about an inch or so of water.
Any suggestions, Corgiteers?
I first bathed Isabella when she was about 12 weeks old, I think it was. I used my bathtub. She was pretty good about it, but still a little more hyper than I liked. My daughter actually put on her swimsuit and got into the tub with her! This seemed to help quite a bit. I took care of the bath business, but Isabella had even more human contact with my daughter in the tub. She liked it. Now I bathe her by myself, no problem, and I think she actually enjoys the experience. She gets better at it with each bath. It sounds like you did all the right things and he'll probably get used to it in no time.
Oh I can't remember the name of this thing but it is a hand held shower head with a hose that attaches to the fitting that goes between your shower head and the wall. I have one and LOVE it, the hand held shower head has a little latch to hold the button in to use it and unlock it it stops the water.We give both of ours a bath in the tub, using that thing. I climb in corgi between legs and have everything ready go-shampoo, conditioner, washcloth, Q-tips, nail file etc. Oh don't forget to have the towels ready.
I just talk to mine tell them how good they are, let them nuzzle my neck...makes getting the belly easier. Always use a lot of praise. Be ready for the "shake" I make fun of it when mine do this. My husband helps with keeping fur from the drain and occupying the one not in the tub yet or drying the one just out.
Bomber who is just barely six months jumps in and out of the tub now exploring it in the mornings or when ever he wants. At first he was not nuts about his bath, Samantha still isn't but they behave very well and always get a special treat after such as a chew or peanut butter in a kong.
I believe my being in there helps plus it saves my back from killing me later. Good luck and let me know how it goes for you.
We got one too, works great!
The detachable showerhead is a good idea! I kind of wanted one anyway :P
So I guess Chris and I will have to look into that, and in the meantime I guess I'll just have to keep trying. I did sit on the edge of the tub with my feet in the water last time and washed Toki, while Chris pet him and talked to him, etc. He just kept trying to get out and in general didn't seem terribly stoked, haha.
Thanks for the advice, Corgiteers!