If Josie is like most dogs, she probably doesn't care much for being bathed. Yet, regular grooming and bathing are a very important part of keeping her clean and healthy. Having short hair generally means your pup won't get quite as dirty as quickly and may even need fewer baths each year. Bear in mind that short coats are far easier to care for and will take less time to bathe, which is a plus. The hardest part is convincing Josie to get in the bath for the first few times, but time, patience, and a healthy supply of treats will ensure that she will soon learn to enjoy a good bath.
Josie would probably like to do be doing anything but being stuck in a tub to be soaked down and scrubbed. She is firmly of the opinion that she does a perfectly good job of bathing herself. But not doing so can lead to dry, irritated skin that can become a source of major infections and other issues. A bath is sometimes necessary!
Bathing a short-haired dog is a relatively easy task as long as your pup doesn't fight you. If she starts to struggle, consider taking her for a long walk to tire her out first. This may help to make bath time a bit more enjoyable for both of you. Take your time, be patient, and make it fun for both of you in order to ensure that future bath times are a breeze.