Hi…I've heard that basenji's either love water, or really hate it like my Duna...rain, hose pipe, sea, puddles, etc, etc...
Yesterday to get her a refreshing bath, i got wet myself and nearly scratched to death to get out of the bath tub!!! :mad:
She looked like a wild cat and her eyes were nearly popping out for the fright!!! I
prepared some luke warm water in the bath tub..about 10cm high, and gently put her in.
At first she let me wet her legs and her chest gently always talking soothly to her, then as i added some dog shampoo, she started wanting to fly out, grabbing me and clawing at the bath tub sides and at my arms!!!
As she did so she slipped and panicked to death!! A fright frenzy took over her, so there were no sweet words that would calm her, she just wanted to get out!!!
So, as she had soap on her belly and front, i needed to rinse her so i had to hold her still by the neck skin and quickly do the job!!!
I felt so sorry for her...now she'll never want to be washed again!!! I only wanted to give her white parts a bit of brightness as i was taking her to a dog show and wasn't intended anyway to was her compleatly!!
Can i clean her in other ways in the future of will she always have that negative reaction to water???
Have i scared her for ever now????:eek: