How do you bathe a big dog afraid of water?

  1. Ardie profile image75
    Ardieposted 6 years ago

    How do you bathe a big dog afraid of water?

    How do you keep your dog clean and smelling fresh if he is bigger than you and he is terrified of water?  (Please keep in mind that I frightened dog may snap or bite.)

  2. NetBlots profile image43
    NetBlotsposted 6 years ago

    Have good control over him, using something like a pinch collar.

    Gradially over a week or two using a treat he cant keep away from, pull him closer and closer to the water, each time he gets closer he gets another treat.

    Like climbing a ladder, each rung passed his comfort zone, he gets rewarded.

    I did something similar trying to teach my dog to bark (security dog) made a big line of chicken necks about two feet apart each, put her on leash, and when she barked she got to the next one. Eventually I made that into a command, now she will bark when I tell her to smile

  3. alexadry profile image95
    alexadryposted 6 years ago

    Is your dog scared of water? Wondering how to give your big dog a bath? Make it fun by using this step-by-step guide and tips! read more