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Q: Skitters Bath Time?

January 17, 2011 | By Ches21 | 3 answers | Expired: 1175 days ago

Ches21

When ever I give Skitters baths she freaks out and runs from me she always knows when it is bath time even if I don't tell her and when I finally get her in there she gets nervous and shakes and shivers and refuses to come to me. She does the same thing in the tub and I don't like scaring her and stressing her out but she has to have her baths and I tried to already have the tub filled up and talk to her gentley and use doggie treats and I even tried using the handheld shower head and even taking her outside and using the hose and a kiddie pool nothing works to get her to stop shaking and shivering she gets really nervous. Does anyone know how I can make her less nervous or not nervous at all at her bath time? Also I already said that treats and toys do not work with her, So how can I calm her down and make her less nervous or not nervous at all at bath time?

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Dogz37
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Jan 17, 2011

In my experiance it helps if you make the place where you give them baths a free place, give them treats in that area, throw their toys in there while playing fetch. Make it just another room. Another thing that helped my dog is making the shampooing and conditioning like a massage, it takes longet to work the shampoo up to a lather and to spread around conditioner but it helps to relax them. (and make sure that the water isnt to hot or cold)

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maddi g.
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Jan 18, 2011

I would get some child's bath toys and dog treats for skitters. That might help skitters feel more comfortable. Good luck!

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daryl b.
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Jan 23, 2011

first try putting some no slip strips on the bottom of the tub. always spray from the front to the back never allowing the water to get in the ears. i always started bathing mine as puppies so they got used to it. good luck

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