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Re: Water Weasel or Bath Maniac

Posted by:  Marie Evans
Posted on:  November 09, 2002 at 13:46:50

In Reply to: Water Weasel or Bath Maniac
Category:   Behavior Problems
Posted by:  chris
Posted on:  November 09, 2002 at 00:28:17

Question:

: My 8 month old male JRT is a bath freak. No-one is safe if they're in the tub taking a bath. This dog loves water. Can swim too. We have to put him outside when giving the kids baths & showers. He will walk right into the shower like an invited guest. Its quite alarming. Forget the laundry tub-he jumps right in looking for a bath. This tub is about 3 feet off the ground (looks ridiculous). Cant even run water anymore without him zooming in the room. I dont want to discourage him toward baths-but a little quiet during mine would be appreciated. Any advice?


Response:

Hi Chris,

It times like that when a crate starts looking better and better ;) The easiest thing to do is just crate your Olympic swimmer while any water activity is going on. Sure he will be unhappy, but if you put a nice chewy or toy in there with him, he'll get over it.

I find in my house, food trumps everything! BTW, thanks for the smile today, the visuals were excellent :)

Regards,
Marie