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Our Labrador is a smart, sweet dog until she goes the farm. Then she finds the stinkiest damn thing available and rolls in it and comes back all proud of herself. Since we have cows, that usually means cow manure in various consistencies. Today it was apparently just old enough to have developed a good ripe odor. Since it's been raining, it was also very liquid. I could smell her from 30 feet away and my nose isn't that good! :gaah:

Hosing her off was only good enough for a ride in the back of the truck. One shampoo got her in the basement but only temporarily. Another shampoo with vinegar cut most of the stink. The rest will have to wear off. . .

She's going to be left home unless I can convince her that stinky isn't better. She will be a sad dog but I don't need to spend an hour grooming a dog after working! If anyone has any suggestions, I'll take them.

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My dog would love your dog. He to, trys to make himself stinky as possible. I think, he thinks, it makes him more attractive to the lady dogs :flag_of_truce::dunno:
 

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Unfortunately it's natural for a dog to want to try and mask their scent, as they are predatory animals (wolves). The closer the breed of dog is to their cousin, the higher the tendency especially if they are bathed regularly. Dogs would rather smell like a dog, not bouquet of flowers.
 

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Unfortunately it's natural for a dog to want to try and mask their scent, as they are predatory animals (wolves). The closer the breed of dog is to their cousin, the higher the tendency especially if they are bathed regularly. Dogs would rather smell like a dog, not bouquet of flowers.
Good explanation. I thought it was just part of a dog's job description. Our lab, Stella rolls and will eat most anything of that sort. So much for the 'quality' dog food we buy her.

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Get a few bottles of hydrogen peroxide to take with you on your next trip to the farm. Mix with Dawn dishwashing soap, and you should find that your four legged buddy will smell much better after his bath!

Hydrogen peroxide will neutralize the odor very effectively. The Dawn will cut through the embedded cow poop with a little elbow grease. It may take a second application, but this works even on skunk spray.

And yes, I've had my share of opportunities to use this mixture on my three labs as well as on several of my family's dogs. Good luck!

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Thanks for the replies

I know she's just following her instinct but was hoping someone had a trick to get her to stop. I've used the Dawn and peroxide on skunk and you are right, it's pretty effective. I don't mind a dog smelling like a dog but draw the line when she smells like a walking manure pit. Thank God we no longer have hogs. I can only imagine what she would do with pig manure!

Oh well, back to the real world and job today although if I can get off early enough I'll cut some hay this afternoon/tonight. There's a slight chance of getting it up without it being rained on before Thursday rains.

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We've used Natures Miracle from TSC when one of ours got into a fight with a skunk. It worked really well for that, might be worth a shot for manure stink also.
I know from house training many dogs that Natures Miracle is the only thing that works. Well worth the price.
 

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I had a lab like that a few years back and I finally just gave in and made sure to allow 1/2 hour for clean up. The dog loved water too so there was no issue with the bath. The bath time was less painful than the failed attempts to keep her out of the stink. The dog was happy, i was less aggravated so it was a win / win.

I used various stuff from dawn to baby shampoo to peroxide to dog shampoo, whatever i had handy at the time and some worked better than others but all seemed to need the "repeat" part of the 'lather rinse repeat' to get rid of the smell.
 

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Yep as others said, living on farm they always find something good to roll in and then look at you so inacent >
 

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Our Labrador is a smart, sweet dog until she goes the farm. Then she finds the stinkiest damn thing available and rolls in it and comes back all proud of herself. Since we have cows, that usually means cow manure in various consistencies. Today it was apparently just old enough to have developed a good ripe odor. Since it's been raining, it was also very liquid. I could smell her from 30 feet away and my nose isn't that good! :gaah:

Hosing her off was only good enough for a ride in the back of the truck. One shampoo got her in the basement but only temporarily. Another shampoo with vinegar cut most of the stink. The rest will have to wear off. . .

She's going to be left home unless I can convince her that stinky isn't better. She will be a sad dog but I don't need to spend an hour grooming a dog after working! If anyone has any suggestions, I'll take them.

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I've seen many dogs go roll on dead critters etc, but how about treating her like sheep and shear her once or twice? Might work (Okay kidding on that part)!!! She will never stop what instinct tells her to do.. You provide the product and she will use it accordingly.. To her that smell is perfect to mask her scent as stated above.. Good luck with all the concoctions mentioned.. Take her to the local creek and go swimming for a few it may help, we used to do that with our dog on a weekly basis, she got to love swimming and a bath at the same time.. and you can give the bath over and over again until that smell is gone or tolerant to you. JT
 

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My best friends two Portuguese water dogs got "skunked" last week in the middle of the night when he let them out to pee. Then they ran back into the house rubbing their faces on the rugs and furniture.............

His wife is a warehouse club shopper and she had a whole case of Massengill douche in the closet. Works on skunk stink too! :laugh:
 

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Our Labrador is a smart, sweet dog until she goes the farm. Then she finds the stinkiest damn thing available and rolls in it and comes back all proud of herself. Since we have cows, that usually means cow manure in various consistencies. Today it was apparently just old enough to have developed a good ripe odor. Since it's been raining, it was also very liquid. I could smell her from 30 feet away and my nose isn't that good! :gaah:

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Your post brought a fond memory to mind. When I was many decades younger than today, We owned a Britany Spaniel and we deer hunted on a large ranch on the east flank of the Black Hills of South Dakota. We traded ranch labor (putting up hay, working cattle/calves, etc.) for hunting rights. Our Britany often rode in the bed of the pick-up along with us kids, but when we crossed the cattle guard nearest the old ranch house, the dog would leap off of the tailgate at full speed and find the freshest, greenest and nearest manure pile. In no time, the dog was poop streaked from head to flank on both sides. We would try to wash her off before we left for the 45 minute drive home, but it wasn't always successful.

The dog became so accustomed to spending time on the Ranch that it became her permanent home for the last four or five years of her life. She survived at least one rattlesnake bite and numerous other misadventures; none of us who knew and loved that dog ever saw a better upland game bird dog.

Thanks again for a trip down memory lane,

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Every time a dog gets wet it seems like every stink they ever had comes out 10 fold!
 

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We had a black lab/mix, rescue dog. Best dog and smartest we ever had. He didn't like skunks. First time he got sprayed. Second time, skunk died. Guess he didn't like to get sprayed and if he's going to get sprayed he'd just kill it, which he did. He didn't much like any other animal on his property except our other dog and cats. We tried the tomato wash, didn't work much. He got to stay outside till it wore off, both times. Wife and I have talked about it and we want another lab of some kind after the dog we have is gone. She's old and it probably won't be long. I didn't think she would make it through last year. She also misses our black lab. Thanks for the tips. I have another reason to visit TSC again.
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Well, since this thread has gone on to skunks, the absolute best remedy to removing skunk spray from a dog is Tecnu. This is a poison ivy wash that gets rid of the oils on skin and hair. Since skunk spray is an oil, it is also removed. Soak the poor boy or girl that got sprayed down with it, then rinse. Repeat the once more, and 90% of that smell is gone.
 

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Well, since this thread has gone on to skunks, the absolute best remedy to removing skunk spray from a dog is Tecnu. This is a poison ivy wash that gets rid of the oils on skin and hair. Since skunk spray is an oil, it is also removed. Soak the poor boy or girl that got sprayed down with it, then rinse. Repeat the once more, and 90% of that smell is gone.
Never heard of Tecnu... Google search showed it at Walgreen's.
 
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