For the past couple of years, we have gotten our routine down.
Including tossing both pups into the tub at the same time.
This is why we find it much easier:
And we always had so many bathtub-escapes.
One time we just decided to put them in together, and we found that they were less likely to try to escape.
Maybe it was Mr. B following Miss M's lead.
Maybe it was Miss M realizing all the good stuff was already happening here if Mr. B was with her.
Or maybe it was just too crowded in the tub to get good leverage to make the tub jump.
Since they were more likely to stay in the tub, we just kept putting them in together.
With the two pups in the tub, we have an assembly-line system that seems to save so much time.
E gets in the tub with the pups and he washes their backsides.
I stay on the outside and I wash their faces and their fronts.
When they're done, we take them out and we each take an end to towel them dry.
I clean their ears and E cleans the tub.
It really seems to work much more quickly, and there is a lot less separate bending down and getting back up.
Something like a meaty bone. Or an apple. Or even coconut oil (they love it so much!).
It's easier if they are both released at the same time to get the handsome reward because if one of them gets to go earlier, they get excited. Which makes the other dog excited and more likely to make a tub jump.
It has just become easier for us to toss them both in at the same time.
Does anyone else wash multiple pups at the same time?
Training your dog to enjoy the bathtub
Where it began.