I know that labs "don't need bathing" and indeed, really shouldn't be bathed unless filthy, but I usually end up bathing mine about 3 or 4 times a year, and a "spring cleaning" is one of those times. So today they had a nice bath outside, ear-cleaning, and teeth brushing. Later, when they are drier, I'll comb them out good. I tie them to the banister of the back deck, but they are really good about standing nice for me while I bath them, then they shake off good, and butt-tuck around the yard. Then I towel them off. Now they are completely sacked out in the house, Apparently it was all very exhausting for them!