We gave Alfie a bath two weekends ago. I knew he wouldn’t like being dunked in the water the very first time he saw it. So for the months leading up to his first bath (He doesn’t get that dirty so he hasn’t needed one until now. Bathing a dog too often isn’t the best for their skin.) I let him in the tub with the cold water running off the tap a few times a week and he used to drink the water that was pouring out. I ended up filling the tub to his knees, and started with him in my arms and me getting some water in my other hand and just petting him down with the water. Soon after, I just put him in the tub. Of course he tried to jump out immediately, that’s when I decided I should probably hold on to him.
Here are the photos of his first bath experience. lol.
I got soaked pretty bad, and didn’t end up taking any more cute pictures in his bright yellow towel like I did before. But none the less, and overall it went well! Yay!
I meant to tell you all that we took Alfie to Obedicene Training two extra times this week so he would pass his Level 1 course last night. He did exceptionally well, and we’ll be advancing to Level 2 next week! Wahooooo!!!!!!!! It was a bit nerve-wracking as the two extra days I took him, he was pretty good on the “down stay” command, and didn’t get up once in the four minutes. However, on testing day, he got up twice. I was a wreck, thinking he’d fail. LOL!