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My “White” Spoo Luka is 7 mos. old now and has never been to a groomer as I groom him at home. I use the Bravura 5 in one for FFT and use Andis Ultra edge 2 speed for everything else. I have a grooming table as well which is a must IMO. I also got the flying pig portable bathtub (picture below taken from flying pig website) which is also essential for me. I live in a condo and do not have a back yard so I could not imagine doing 1, sometimes 2 shampoos followed by conditioner (every week usually) without it. I used to wash my first Spoo (now passed away) in the regular people tub or shower and it really was hard on my back. I suppose I could have also bought a shower chair but I did not think of it at the time. All this to say that this portable dog tub fits in my walk in shower and works a treat. The hardest part is picking my Spoo up to get him in it especially with the long legs LOL. I was wondering how/what other Spoo owners use to wash their dogs.

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I also can’t help but use this discussion to post some photos of my lovely boy.
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And with his Rod Stewart look in this one:
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I bathe my family's 2 poodles in the people tub and am always sore the next day. I have considered buying a raised tub like that, but just haven't done it yet. I usually only bathe them every 6 weeks or so though when they get groomed unless they get themselves really muddy or stinky.
 

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That photo looks like a Kong ad! Beautiful. :love:

I bathe Peggy in the bathtub, albeit rarely. It was backbreaking work until I got a Waterpik pet wand. It penetrates her thick coat with ease and can be held at a bit of a distance so I don’t have to bend so aggressively.
 

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I bathe my family's 2 poodles in the people tub and am always sore the next day. I have considered buying a raised tub like that, but just haven't done it yet. I usually only bathe them every 6 weeks or so though when they get groomed unless they get themselves really muddy or stinky.
I hope one day I can stretch out bathing to six weeks but he’s still young and likes to wrestle with other dogs and he always ends up throwing himself on the ground that by the end of the week he looks very grey.
 

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That photo looks like a Kong ad! Beautiful. :love:

I bathe Peggy in the bathtub, albeit rarely. It was backbreaking work until I got a Waterpik pet wand. It penetrates her thick coat with ease and can be held at a bit of a distance so I don’t have to bend so aggressively.
Thanks, I will definitely look into the waterpik pet wand as the rinsing is what takes so long.
 

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I sort of DIY a "raised tub" by putting three milk crates, topped with a towel, in my regular tub for him to stand on. It's not a nice as an actual raised tub, but it does get him up higher so that it doesn't kill my back quite as much, and he's not standing in dirty, sudsy water while I'm rinsing him off. I have a handheld shower that really helps, as well.
 

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I sit on the edge of the bath and bathe him in the tub. I'm vertically challenged so I don't have to bend much from that position. New place has one of those extending(?) showerheads, so I'm looking forward to seeing if it makes things easier.

I keep Evelyn pretty short though, so his baths don't take long.
 

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I have that tub at one end of my large shower. The younger dogs have no problem jumping up onto the shower chair and then I help them over the tub edge. Sailor, well, he struggles with everything, so it is just easier to get another person to place him in the tub. I have a shower hose on that end of the shower, too. So, hosing is not a problem. I love having the ability to fill the tub with about four inches of sudsy water and really soak those lower legs. I am keeping an eye out for a used set of stairs, or a light weight ramp.
 
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