I don't know if either of them had ever had a real bath or not. I know the previous owners had never done it. It took some nerve but I got it done. I took them one by one with a lead rope and got them used to the garden hose and it went from there. Twister as always was happy to stand there and get hosed off. It was so hot out sunday. Dumas on the other hand was convinced that it was a giant snake that was sure to kill him at any moment. Dumas never did relax but he eventually stood there for me. Dumas ran several circles around me and did his best to respect the fact that I was on the other end of the lead rope but he sure didn't want anything to do with the water. Hopefully this was the biggest hurdle and it will all be downhill from here!!!!