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Old 02-25-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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I spent some time on Google today, and the answers were all over the thermometer range. Our Golden can no longer handle the stairs up to our walk-in shower, but oh lordy, she needs a bath. As my DH points out, she is quite happy to play in the creek during our walks, but I still can't bring myself to attempt a bath with the outdoor hose when it's 60 degrees.

So, what's your cut-off point for an outdoor bath?
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Not 'til it's wam enough for ME. Usually around 80. Even though dog temps are higher than ours, I'm going to get as wet as my dog, and I don't like being wet AND cold.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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You could take her to a groomer, or some pet supply stores have do-it-yourself dog washes. There is even a car wash near me that has a do-it-yourself dog wash.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:28 PM
 
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Depends upon the breed and size of the dog as well as temperament. Some dogs you wouldn't want to wash in cold temps with cold water others wouldn't care if they got a little freezing.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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You could take her to a groomer, or some pet supply stores have do-it-yourself dog washes. There is even a car wash near me that has a do-it-yourself dog wash.
I could, and have, but that isn't what I was asking. She isn't a fan of groomers in general.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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Outside hose- cold water only? - old dog- I wouldn't do it at all. Nothing like cold water to set off an arthritic flare up in an old one.

Running in a creek is different than getting soaked to the skin over the entire body during a bath. Wet dog up, shampoo, rinse at least once. Much different than a creek run.

But if you had to do it, I'd wait until at least 75-80 and get the dog dried off thoroughly very quickly.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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Over 70 degrees, especially since she has arthritis.

I carried my Labrador up/down the stairs when they became difficult for him. He was 80 lbs. That's another option.

Some brushes are better at getting out dirt than others. You could try that until it gets warmer out.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:37 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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nope, mine are inside baths only...
if stairs are an issue, shes getting rank and its cold, try a good brush and some DRY shampoo (its a powder you rub in and brush and rub down and out...
I suggest investing in a good microfiber towel and a leather chamoeis for a "no bath" routein. (the chameois polishes the coat to a lovely shine
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:48 AM
 
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I would say when it'd be comfortable for you to bathe outside.. if it's cold out and the dog has long hair, it's going to take much longer for the hair to try and the cold is going to be really noticeable. I've washed my dog outside only in summertime.. when I'm comfortable enough to be in shorts and a tank top and it's nice and sunny.
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