When it comes to bath time, most dogs fall into one of two categories.
1. Dogs that absolutely LOVE soaking in the tub. Give them some bubbles, a candle, some soothing music and a rubber duck (or a tennis ball) and they’re as happy as can be.
2. Dogs that cannot fathom a more torturous existence than getting sprayed with water, lathered with puppy shampoo, sprayed with water again, and finally dried off by a big, scary piece of fabric (aka a towel).
We kind of get it, though.
Most dogs spend a lot of time ripening themselves to the perfect level of stink. Then, we humans destroy their hard work by stripping them of their signature scent, replacing it with lavender, chamomile or peppermint. In a sense, we’re kind of ruining their lives.
Yeah, it’s safe to say most dogs hate getting a bath more than anything.
I mean, just look at this face.
And this one.
“Are you seriously taking a picture of me right now? Let’s just get this over with.”
“You are honestly the worst.”
“Yep – my mom is definitely going to post this one on Instagram.”
“If you get me out of this tub I promise I’ll never play in the mud again!”
“I literally cannot imagine a more embarrassing situation.”
“Revenge will be sweet, human.”
“Let’s start with the bucket and THEN we can discuss a bath in the actual tub.”
“No way. You can’t convince me with VIP dog moisturizing conditioner…”
“Okay, you win. I’m in the shower now. Let’s just get this over with.”
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