Some love it, some fear it, and all must face it one day…
Whether your dog is part cat or part otter, you’ll probably visit these five stages of bath acceptance. Baths and the feelings associated with them are perfectly natural and a part of life.
These 20 GIFs will walk you through some typical feelings and reactions you and your dog may experience due to an impending bath, from denial to acceptance.
Let’s share those feelings together. In this safe space.
On baths and bathing: The 5 stages of bathing your dog
1. Denial and isolation
“Human, I’m out.”
“I got this!”
“This is for last time. This is for next time. This is for even putting the words ‘me’ and ‘bath’ in the same sentence.”
“I thought you said I was a good boy.”
5. Acceptance (finally!)
“Is there a duck on my head? I love it!”