She rarely ever needs a bath, though -- she has very low odor and doesn't play hard enough to get dirty. Sure, we've tried to give her baths. She has a patented move -- "the alligator death roll" -- where she twirls her body making it impossible to hold on to her. It's amazing what 40 pounds of solid muscle can do. We've found that she is
Edison doesn't necessarily love baths, but he definitely needs them! We find that after a few weeks, he gets a very noticeable musk (dang boys!). With the promise of a treat, he'll jump in the tub (we love using the professional tubs at Mud Puppies) and stand still while we brush, wash, rinse, and even dry (with the blow-drier!). We make sure to keep bath time as fun (and quick) as possible and give lots of treat to the good boy.
The stress that baths place on Tess (and us!) is really not worth the hassle. So we've invested in wipes (we like Sensitive Skin Wet Ones) that help keep the need for a bath to a minimum. And in the rare cases she does need a bath, we found waterless shampoo (yes, it's Paul Mitchell -- don't judge).
Do your pooches do baths? If not, how do you keep them clean?