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Our 1.5 yr old cane corso does NOT want to shower. For the first nine months 10 months we own him he never had a problem with showering he would just not like it like every other dog and we just kind of sit there and wish she wasn’t there but he never did anything out of the extraordinary, b for the first nine months 10 months we own him he never had a problem with showering he would just not like it like every other dog and would just kind of sit there and wish she wasn’t there but he never did anything out of the extra ordinary, but one day he changed and all this started happening. I mean we’ve tried it all, feeding him in the tub, smearing peanut butter, making him do commands in the tub, letting him sit there for about 10 minutes. but the moment he hears the water he jolts out, and it’s not so easy trying to keep a 155lb dog inside. He’s pretty well trained, we hired a trainer when he was 7 weeks old and before the trainer he was a wreck honestly, but ever since he’s been more respectful, he knows the command “no” and stops whatever behavior he’s doing, he knows how to heel, down on command while regularly walking or playing, down with focus etc, pretty a little more than basic commands but not a prodigy sorta deal, but when he’s in the tub he becomes deaf and doesn’t listen. I know it’s fear because he’s not an aggressive dog, not territorial with his food, loves other dogs, i just avoid interacting with them because he’s too big and plays rough. With people, he’s perfectly fine, he’s just skittish for the first 15 seconds sniffing and reading my body language towards the stranger, but after he’s a sweetheart to them. But when he’s in the tub and the water goes on and we try to physically keep him in since he won’t stay or listen (by standing in front of him or holding him) he starts growling and does lunge to bite, he gets yanked and corrected with his prong collar and his face is beyond innocent, i know he’s trying to bite out of fear, not out of aggression. We’re getting to a point where we’re running out of options, we don’t know what to do. If anyone’s ever been in a “my dogs too big and has a bite force of 700 psi” scenarios please help out. I owned a 20lb bichon frise back home and honestly he was a way more disrespectful dog than our cane corso, but you can grab a bichon by the it’s snout and make sure he doesn’t bite you and hold him still, but this boy is something else, help please.