Ripe smelling dog

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  1. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Swim the dog in clean water to get the mud out and brush the dog to get the stink out. When my Chessies start smelling "like Chessies" (or Barbour coats folks pay too much for), it means I need to brush the dead hair out of their coats.
     
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  2. duck dawg

    duck dawg Senior Refuge Member

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    That's a good idea.
     
  3. 2WIDGN

    2WIDGN Senior Refuge Member

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    When I lived at a lake my dogs always got the "lake bath" treatment...in the summer time. Rinse, first retrieve, soap and lather up...Rinse second retrieve...spot free Rinse third retrieve.
     
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    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes swimming in clean water is good, and I do not think there is any problem with giving hunting dogs baths.
     
  5. likesbigspreads

    likesbigspreads Elite Refuge Member

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    I wish that would work at "Clear" lake, but not so much!
     
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    2WIDGN Senior Refuge Member

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    Stop at the causeway ramp on your way home. That water is clean, CLEAR, and cold this time of year!
     
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    likesbigspreads Elite Refuge Member

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    I need to just start hosing her off at the cabin. I gave her a bath last week and was amazed at the color of the water when rinsing her!
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    I use pet freshener. Bought some in a little spray bottle. It works well if you can't/don't have time to give the dog a bath.
     
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    dukhnter8 Senior Refuge Member

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    Hogleg brings up a good point. My BIL thought his dog stunk, kept giving her baths all the time then checked the collar and it stunk horribly. He got a new collar and much better.
    I use the leather fell collars from lion country supply. They are not cloth and don't smell after a few times they are in the swamp, unless they roll in something and get it stuck under the riveted on tag.
     

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