Plus, a bath riles them up, both mentally and physically. Seeking out a release is only natural, Dr. Erick Mears, a medical director at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, told The Dodo.
"It's a lot of stimulation," Mears said. "There's the physical stimulation of the water and getting dried off with a towel. Plus there's emotional stimulation. It's positive for some, while others don't enjoy it as much."
For those who do hate it, the zoomies might be a form of stress relief.
"Many dogs are not fond of baths, and they may be burning off built-up adrenaline," Mohammad-Zadeh said.