When we first rescued Elmer last October it quickly became apparent that he was terrified of bath time. It took both Eric and my strength to keep him stationed in the shower while we sudsed him up - and we still walked away with 2 foot scratches down our legs. Luckily summer time means that Elmer is constantly swimming which keeps him *relatively* clean... But sometimes an active dog needs the help of doggy shampoo. Yesterday we showered Elmer in our backyard with the hose and I don't think he's ever been so good about it, or so soft afterwards!! Good boy Elmee, you're growing up!