Correcting a dog with a spray bottle of water, and expecting the dog to be totally cool with bath time makes zero sense. Also, if you've used the spray bottle method, don't be surprised if the dog isn't a huge fan of walking in the rain. Rain and bath time can both be perceived as a HUGE correction. Spending time conditioning the dog to be uncomfortable when wet, is counter productive. -Those of you guys who rely on doggie daycares, be advised spray bottles of water are their go-to correction method. Don't get me wrong, I recognize the need for corrections in the context of training. I prefer a direct communication without having water involved. -For those of you that are new to my page, my own dog Bollywood has some pretty basic apprehension related to water. I suspect it is rooted in similar spray bottle experiences in his early puppy past. My family and I welcomed him into our lives when he was 10 months old. We're not dwelling on it, but it definitely is one of our top summer training goals. Photo credit to SophieGamand.com.