Bathing struggles

The conduct response a dog can manifest before the intention of his owners to give them a bath or to brush them are in most of the cases not a problem.

Now then, with respect to the bath, there are dogs that seem more like cats than dogs, by the attitude they adopt in front of it. The original causes for this behavior are several, the insecurity and unstableness that the sliding floor from the bath tub causes him. The impact of the water on his body, above all on his head, and the sizzling stream of water coming down the faucet or shower.

Acquire a non-sliding mat for bathtubs. With this we will make the animal feel more confident and safer. You will introduce the animal into the bathtub once it contains water enough to start the first stage, soaping him. You will dispose of an adequate recipient with the necessary water for the second stage, clearing. By acting this way you will avoid the negative effect of the sizzling of the water coming out of the faucet or shower.

The corporal area in which the dog feels most rejection when in contact with water is the head. At first, in order to avoid a greater intensity of rejection in the negative answer from the dog before the bath, don't wash this area or if you do only do it if the animal doesn't show anger when trying.

If at any time during the bath the dog would exteriorize any kind of aggressiveness we must show our rejection to it by in a strong verbal tone saying NO! STOP! Without us showing any anger whatsoever.

In the same way as when having a positive behavior no matter how little they are you will congratulate him by using a soothing tone of voice, without stopping the action of washing him.

With respect to brushing the dog, the same as the bath you will congratulate his positive behavior and reprehend him for the negative ones, always using the adequate and the incorrect

If the dog would like for us to stop brushing him by biting us or just trying to you will put the muzzle on and will keep brushing him. This way he will understand that no matter what he does we will keep on with the action of brushing him.

If after brushing him you take him out for a walk he will associate brushings with taking a walk out, and always will show a good disposition to be brushed.

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