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Bathing suggestions?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by McKenzie, Jan 2, 2021.


  1. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I've just moved into a new house and the shower head isn't a flexible one, meaning I can't wash Elliot off in the shower, and there's no bath in the house.

    Today he got dirty down at the river (water + dusty tracks + thick coat) and I managed to get him fairly clean by using buckets and flannels, but it was a bit of a mission.

    Any better suggestions? We'll probably be at the beach or river quite a bit so I need a decent solution, and I think he'd leave home if I turned the cold hose on him!
     
  2. Siskin

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    Google Mud Daddy and see if they have them or something similar in NZ or can order them in
     
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    My son has an outside tap (with hosepipe) that he’s connected to both hot and cold water. I’m not sure how he adjusts the temperature but it works well for his Boston Terrier.
     
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  4. McKenzie

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    Oh that looks perfect! I cant find a supplier here or anything similar but I will keep looking.

    What a good idea. Unfortunately I'm in a rental at the moment so can't really go making changes like that.
     
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    I'm in a similar position to you, although I do have a shower and a flexible shower head, the water temperature is difficult to regulate and unless you're in the shower the taps are too far away to reach quickly and I'm always worried about scalding them.

    I bought a deep sided baby bath which fits into the shower base and I fill it with warm water for Grisha (who's white) to stand in whilst I give him a shampoo. I also have a large bucket of warm water and a jug on the floor next to the shower base for rinsing him off afterwards. In summer I wash the dogs outside on the porch.

    It's not perfect but certainly better than having a dirty smelly dog.
     
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    I'm sure you can buy flexible shower heads that attach to taps? Have a google, might be cheaper than mud daddy over there.
     
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    Is he little enough to fit in the sink?
     
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  8. Magyarmum

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    I have a spray/shower attachment on my kitchen tap, but it certainly wouldn't be long enough to bath either of my dogs. And think of the mess if you didn't put them in something like a baby bath to catch all the water in.
     
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  9. McKenzie

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    Thanks all!

    Elliot's too big for that unfortunately. It's not his feet so much that are the problem as I can do them in a bucket, but he does zoomies and gets dirt/sand all up under his tummy which is really hard to get out without running water. I swear he can hold half a beach in his coat!

    Actually his breeder suggested the attachment for the tap as well. I have a laundry that opens onto the back garden so it might conceivably work if I found one long enough.

    No he's 15kg :)
     
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    I have a camping shower that runs off a battery (& is chargeable & portable) so can be put in any water container works well for my walking dogs.
     
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  13. McKenzie

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    Thanks - I'm looking at them too, if I can find one with decent pressure.

    That could work, although I'd need quite a deep one and then there's the issue of filling it up without lugging buckets about.
     
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    Could you fill it from the shower? If it fitted in the cubicle it should work.
     
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    Mine is ok for what it is i can clean a bichon when she head planned mud, I can't say how it is on the wheaten I walked as couldn't go near with water she would freak. I can do a muddy cockerpoo too! FB_IMG_1609621776261.jpg
     
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    Aww, that wouldn't be Tango's old equafleece would it ?
    Pretty little dog.
     
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    Yes it is :) although it gets a little tight when she's due a hair cut! She hates the mud so I took a route off the muddy path & thought she'd follow me but she ran along the extremely muddy path a face planted it :Hilarious
     
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    She looks so cute with her little muddy face !
    I might have some more Equafleeces going spare as Bobby has grown out of my bgger size ones , the little porker !
    If you're interested let me know.

    ( Sorry McKenzie :oops:)
     
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    Yes definitely what size are they?
     
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    I will PM you.
     
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