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qofmiwok

I don't currently have a dog but plan to again. This article reminded me of all the fun and not so fun parts of dog washing. I am designing our new house now and was wondering about a dog washing station. My husband used to just take our dogs into the shower and wash them there. Honestly that sounds better now than a big elaborate thing in the mudroom. Showers are already made to confine dog shaking! If I did a station I now think it would be in the garage.

   
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nancyinmich

qofmiwok, in warm climates, you are able to put plumbing in a garage. Here in the frozen North, we don't have that luxury!

An enclosed shower can work well as long as the pet parent is flexible and able to reach a dog on the floor. Think about aging and whether you will always want to be showering WITH your dogs.

You may want to have your shower tiler embed an eye bolt into a stud down at your preferred breed's level so that you can tie up any young or rambunctious dog getting showered. It is also needed for when one person is faced with two muddy dogs and one has to wait in the shower while the first one is being demudded (or worse, de-skunked!). Wet dogs, slippery tile and glass doors are a recipe for an accident and broken glass, so having the ability to secure the beast takes away a lot of the danger involved. I would have one eye bolt for each dog in the family. Be sure the tiler caulks around the eye bolt, too. Grout will crack away and is NOT water-proof. Eye Bolt

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qofmiwok

I live in a very cold northern climate and lots of people have sinks in their garage. Insulation!

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