Oh my goodness! What a trip! It was 60 degrees here today and we thought it would be a good time to give our teen-age Max, now a little over 4 months old and over 50 lbs, a bath. After all, the boy was getting pretty fragrant. Taking him with us in the car required the vents wide open in OUR faces. Sooooo.... we have an RV with an outside shower and we just KNEW that would be the best plan for getting Max all wet, lathering with a nice doggie oatmeal shampoo, and then rinsing him off. We thought there might be a little resistance, but we thought with lukewarm water, he would tolerate it. Riiiiiight. The good news is that before he knew we were doing it, we managed to get him 2/3 wet. But boy howdy, when the soap went on the boy went nuts. He did NOT like the smell, or something. He was jumping and pulling on the choke chain until he was coughing from the strain on his neck. Well, I couldn't take THAT... but we had to get the dadgum soap off him so we attempted to hold him (bad idea!) and rinse him off. He broke free and I'm not kidding you.. he rolled in everything that was horizontal on the ground. I bet he rolled for 5 minutes - in the leaves - in the straw - in the dirt - and in the chicken... uh huh. We perhaps got 2/3 of the soap off him, but I know he would lather up if we wet him down again, lol. He looks really good, smells...ok. But all in all - definitely not worth it! Does anybody have an idea of how to do this the easy way? If we haven't tramatized the poor boy and ruined him for life about baths... I'd like to try something different the next time. Did I say "next time?" I must be nuts.