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    I'll never wash my dog with the hose. Would be handy, but I just do it with a bucket of water and a container. Banjo hates that too, but it is still less traumatising than the hose. And now I read Sean and Jadie's comments, I'm kind of happy that she is that way.

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    My two get a hose bath on hot days, if its a bit chilly I do it in the bath tub which is soooo messy! lol

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Yea I dont actually bath mine with the hose (oh well sometimes Barney coz he is hard to get into the bath and our shower head at this house doesnt detach). Pippi usually showers with oneof us.

    We only get th ehose on them if its a really hot day. Barney wont play in a paddling pool so it has to be a hose. And now that we have a big pool, sometimes we make them get in. Pippi surfs in the pool. She gets put on the kids body board and will quite happily flaot round, she lies down and rolls over and everything. Long as shes not in the water she quite likes it. Which is weird coz give her a paddling pool and shell live in it lol

    Dogs are so funny, contradictions everywhere

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    same with mine lala, they love to be in still water creeks or beach rivers etc where they can both touch the bottom, and they will run in, swim a little and run out all day. The pool is a different story, they hate it & i don't know why, probably cause they can't touch the bottom - they have swim jackets on and everything when they get in the pool and they still hate it! as soon as they get out they take off and hide

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    My boxer Ruby just LOVES the hose, she drinks out of it while I'm watering (she's hilarious, drinks then burps), if we come back from a walk and she's warm she just happily stands there while I wet her down, she's the first dog I've had who has liked the hose.

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    If you live in a snake dense area, id be grateful its scared of the hose, this behaviour might save your dogs life one day, so id leave it alone.
    If you don't have a snake problem.
    feed him with the hose, dip it in some gewy tinned dog food and let him lick it off. Then use a cut off piece as a scratching tool and scratch all his fave bits with it.
    You need to desensitise your dog to the hose, gradually, using baby steps.
    There is a hose, and there is water. Which is your dog more scared of? Perhaps separate the 2. Teach water confidence, by getting a water confident dog, to teach your dog that water is fun! And train the hose separately.

    Ive never bathed any of my rotties, so did not use a hose. We have rivers for cleaning dogs here. But one got a flea allergy, and was being 'sheep dipped' daily, i wish id taught him not to fear hoses/water prior to this, as 8 stone of bugger off, your not getting me with that! is not much fun.

    Im more curious as to why you would wait 3 months, before taking your dog out for a walk?

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    The reason why i hadnt walked my boy beforehand was on Vets orders. Told me to stay away from parks and other dogs until a week after the final vaccination. I did however take him in the car with me for drives etc. In truth i did walk him at night and let him loose at the park, but the vet told me not to.

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    everyone is different, we took Oskar for walks before he had all his vaccs, but they were usually where there was only people, not many dogs. Oskar is afraid of water in general lol, though he was out in the rain this arvo when i let him out to go for a toilet break.

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    The tactic i am using is to wash him with the hose but to keep touching him and cuddling him. I am also going to use treats

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    Rosie loved the hose as a baby doglet, then one day just decided it was no longer for her. We don't push it. Now she's an old gal, she will tolerate keeping me company whilst I water the potted plants and swish it into her water bowl, but that's it. Inch that running water close to her by even an inch and she's off! It's not something I worry about. I'd rather her be avoiding the hose than not... she still likes the occasional chew on odd things.

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