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Dexter's 1st Bath (My Experience)
Dexter had his 1st bath this morning. Sorry no pictures yet. Since this is my first bath I have given a dog in over 10 years, I thought I did amazing good if I do say so myself.
I brushed him out good, them combed. I mean how difficult can it be? His hair is still pretty short.
I filled up the sink about waist high water for Dexter and had the shampoo mixed in the water. Tearless shampoo for puppies. I had him in the water, so the bottom side and feet could get really clean. I did not baby him, we just kept going until the job was done. Rinsed. Dried and and brushed. I put the hair dryer on him for probably less that 2 minutes to dry Dexter off a little and so he could get use to the noise.
He air dried a little. And, he was finished! I just can't believe how SOFT Dexter is after the bath was finished and he was dried. Oh! What a difference! I love it. Dexter was so good, he was a little scared with being wet in the basin, but there was no crying or whimpering.
Once he was finished. I told him that he was such a good boy and we did a few sit commands with a tiny piece of cheese ( He loves cheese now). Cheese is constipating, so don't over do the cheese. We only worked about 2-3 minutes on sit command. Did this, so Dexter would have a treat and commands after the bath to associate something good with a bath.
Oh! What a joy Dexter is to have around me.
Dexter & Jack
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