In my case…it just takes one basenji. I love taking baths and Shelby steals mine!! If I run water she is in it right away...and won't get out! She will stay in until it's up to her chest. Then she paddles the water with one paw likes she's trying to stear a canoe.
Yours must not feel the say way!
Kit is pretty good in the bath but every single time she gives me those "how could you do this to me" eyes.
my basenji does the same and then goes to the couch, hurt and sad looking to finally fall into a deep sleep. I do prepare myself mentally before I give her a bath and have everything ready in advance including closed doors in case she tries to run away when she realizes what's going to happen. it's good fun for me though!
EL D will tolerate getting a bath - but it definitely takes some skill and the bathroom door must be closed during the experience of course. I pretty much have to strip down to bare essentials because once done you'd think there was a rainshower in the bathroom - water everywhere! I'll have to remeber the warm towels for next time though that sounds like a great idea.
Ha! You inspired me, last night I took jack and gave him a bath. It is the first time we've done that in the new house, and we now have a handheld shower thingy, so I used that to spray him down, (Jack looking at me ever so plaintively "why are you doing this to me?") used the shampoo…..he seemed to like that part okay, then sprayed him down again and dried him off. He spent the next two hours trying to lick all of the water off of his legs.
Mine both behave very well in the bathtub, but they do look miserable the whole time. Jazzy just stands there; Keoki wanders a bit around the tub, hoping I can't reach him, I'm sure.
I bathe them one at a time, and they both try to hide when they see me go into the bathroom with the "dog towels".
They get tiny nibbles of chicken strips at different stages of the bath – in the tub/tiny nibble, sprayed with water/tiny nibble, all soaped up/tiny nibble, rinsed off/tiny nibble. Then I put a bigger piece on a towel on the floor and they jump out to get it.
After their baths I rub them down with a towel and open the bathroom door and they take off on a Basenji 500.
It's not a problem bathing them, except I have to spend so much time bending over the edge of the tub and that gets to my back!
I know it sounds a little silly but I found that the best way to give Beegin a bath is for me to take a shower with him. He really hates standing in the water in the tub and will fight and fight to get out. However he always sticks his nose in to investigate when I take a shower. So one day I thought well let's just try the shower. He will stand still and let me bathe him no problem. He still doesn't seem to love it but he tolerates the shower whereas the bath option made my bathroom look like a tsunami hit it.
We save baths for a day when Jackpot has gone to daycare all day and he's super tired when he gets home. When he's that tired, he tends to cooperate very well We've tried to bathe him when he's not tuckered out and its exhausting for us! LOL
I love the towel in the dryer idea…will have to try that next time!