- Oaken, an Australian shepherd Oaken, is not thrilled about taking baths as much as he loves zoomies.
- Since he was a puppy, he doesn’t like getting his butt wet.
- During bathtime, Oaken “scoots his way to the back of the tub and from there just put his feet on the wall” so his butt doesn’t touch the water.
It’s challenging to get a dog to take a bath, especially if they’re afraid of water. But Oaken, a mini Australian shepherd, doesn’t mind it — as long as his butt doesn’t touch the water.
Michaela Koch, Oaken’s mom, said that ever since he took the puppy home, he made sure his mom knows that he doesn’t like getting his butt wet and
“[He’s] extremely stubborn, but at the same time he is extremely cuddly,” Koch told The Dodo.
Every time Michaela gives Oaken a bath, he does the same funny move: “He will scoot his way to the back of the tub and from there just put his feet on the wall or edge,” Oaken’s mom said. “As we continue to give him a bath, he just continues to move his feet further up the wall!”
“He’s always tried sliding his feet up the side of the shower since he was a puppy,” Michaela added.
Balancing on two paws became Oaken’s expertise during bathtime. But Michaela will not have any of it. No matter how hard he tries, his mom will eventually scrub his butt. Oaken, the good boy that he is, never tries to jump out of the tub.
Oaken does this not just in the bathtub but in any body of water he finds himself in. His reaction will be the same.
“We have a baby pool for him and he will stand in there, but when it comes to sitting in the pool, he refuses,” his mom said.
Oaken may not be fond of baths, but he loves what comes after — the zoomies!
“He gets insane after-bath zoomies where he continues to parkour off of all the furniture knocking over everything in his way,” Michaela said. “Bathtime is just not a favorite, but at least he loves his humans!”
Source: The Dodo