YouTube has about a gazillion videos of dogs doing their goddamndest to avoid being given a bath. No doubt there are some dogs that are just fine with it, and there are plenty of dogs that love to go for a swim in the lake. But if so many people are posting videos of dogs that run away yelping when you say “it’s time for your bath,” I can only assume there’s really something to it.
So what’s the deal? Has anyone figured out what elements of a bath are commonly disliked by dogs? Is it the water temp? The shampoo? The scrubbing?