I gave Kimba a bath earlier in the week and it was a NIGHTMARE!!
She is about 26kg although made it seem like 260kg! She froze solid, barely breathing!
Then after I wet her she totally freaked and tried jumping out. I managed to hold onto her to quickly shampoo and rinse (she struggled the whole time) but she Hated it.
I would've given up earlier but she had rolled around on a dead bird.
Our last dog hated a bath (loved swimming) but was okay once you soaped him up as he enjoyed the shampoo, brush, rub and blowdry (yes he would get out shake and wait for me where I kept it LOL!)
I want Kimba to realise a bath can be a pleasant thing. As a bigger dog I really need a bit of co-operation.
I can call those mobile dog washes to do it for me to save the hassle, but its an expense that I want to avoid and even then she'll still be terrified of it.
I don't know why she is afraid ( I have only had her 3 weeks )
I don't know what part shes scared of or even if it was her first bath!
She wasn't scared of the bathroom, she just freaked when she got in and got worse as we went along.
She might of had a bad experience with being bathed... I just don't know....
Does anyone know what I can do to help teach her to relax and enjoy a bath?