Shayla is that way- she was a rescue, and i know why she is afraid, but she HAS to have a bath.
good rule of thumb, if you're calm, they will be. you can also give 1 dramamine tablet per 45 lbs of dog (got that little trick from the vet), about 45 min before the bath and it'll help keep them calm.
to this day, i am the only person that shay will let bathe her, but she has conquered her fear of the hose. when its bath time, i do not talk to her, or respond to her negative behavior, i just present myself as calm and show her i have no ill intent, and she is calm. my mum tried to bathe her once, and was hysterical through the whole thing. they feed off of our negative/positive energy, so, set a calm positive tone.
at 5:53 PM on Oct. 28, 2009