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Old 01-28-2008, 05:10 PM
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Default face diving after bath

I have noticed that all of my dogs seem to do the same thing right after getting a bath. They dive their face straight into a towel and just wiggle around furiously. They would drag their faces all over the ground. Something seems to be bothering them... alot. I thought maybe it was water in their ears. Can that be it? This would go on for about 1 or 2 minutes while I am trying to dry them.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:25 PM
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It's the norm here !!! I always spread towels out in living room a head of time . I shower Ollie in guest shower stall and it's a race to get him out of the bedroom before he trashes the guest bed !!
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:28 PM
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Well it doesnt really look like theyre doing it for fun, it seems like something on the face/chin/ear or something is bothering them...
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:29 PM
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I think pretty much all dogs do this. Mine (all 7) do. Some do it more 'aggressively' than others.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:04 PM
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ive never had a dog that didnt do it either. I thought it was normal... I dont think anything is particularly bothering your pup.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:18 AM
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Same here.. but then again Middie does it ALL the time, lol, it's his way of playing.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:37 AM
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Ailey does it too and so does my older dog Skruffy.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:14 AM
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whats probably bothering them is....

they just had a bath. lol

dogs don't want to smell pretty... they wanna smell like dogs. Maybe they think they can rub the pretty off.... or if they rub on the floor or furniture (which likely smells like dog too) that they will get their dog smell back.

Belle and Beezer do it all the time.

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Old 03-23-2008, 01:14 PM
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Sounds about right Sparks! haha, my dog does the face dive thing all thhe time, then sprints to the back door... if anyone falls for the 'i need to pee..' face then i let them bath him again cause he's just jumped about crazily and rolled around on the mud...

He really does deteste baths, or being wet at all... but i think he starts to enjoy the face diving after a while cause he tail doesn't stop wagging!
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:28 PM
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Mine are too big to bath at home, but when they come in from being out in the rain, I have one that goes nuts for the towel, he jams his head in there and rubs it against everything (legs, cabinets, floor) LOL!!
My other one likes to rub her face on the floor after meals.
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