"There has acutally been times that he has asked to take a bath, He gets into the tub and won't come out until I give hime one."
That is way too cute!
How do I get Dixie to do this?
When I put her in the bath tub she wants to jump out :(
he jumps in when he hears the tap! (or asks for a boost in)
It started when he was a pup - he was very curious: "why do the people go in there?" So I would pick him up & let him play in there after I was down in the shower. He likes to bite at the stream coming out of the tap. so to him the tub is FUN!! this dog also loves to swim...
In this picture I just ran the tub for him to play in (see he's biting at the water stream)
I bathe Dixie once a week because she goes to day care 2-3x weekly and ends up smelling like the cleaner they use on the mats. Also, that cleaner leaves a residue you can feel on your hand after touching her.
Plus, she hates bathing so I am trying to make bathing a non-issue by making it a weekly thing. I mean who doesn't love a corgi that smells like baby shampoo?
I wipe my corgi often with those target up&up brand antibacterial hand wipes (they have aloe and vitamin E too I think; they clean but are gentle on skin); note they are HAND wipes, not lysol-type wipes.
I only bathe him when he has gotten unbearably stinky.
It is best not to bathe more than once every 2 weeks; their skin can dry out and get irritated = lots of scratching.
We have 4 Corgis ranging in age from 2 to 4, and each has got at least one bath but we are pretty sure none of them have gotten more than 3, in their lifetime. We take them in the pool in the summer but unless they smell bad we don't bath them. Sure they smell like dogs - it's pretty subtle at worst. My thinking is that the dog hair falls out before it gets a chance to smell bad - if only there was a market for that stuff we would be rich.