Some dogs are fearful, or just plain hate being bathed, and can become aggressive during bath time. They may have developed a negative association with the bath or have experienced discomfort being bathed previously. Perhaps the water was not the right temperature, or they slipped from insecure footing. Other dogs are not used to being handled or put in an enclosed space and do not adjust to the new experience well. Rescue, shelter, farm, working, or guard dogs often fall into this category. If your dog reacts aggressively the minute she realizes you are going to take her into the bath, you are going to have to adjust your technique. The task may require some assistance or additional tools and you are going to need to take precautions to ensure you and your dog are not injured during the bathing process.