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I only had Luke bathed at the groomers about 3 times a year, always before Christmas, beginning of spring, and end of summer. Other than that, brushing him regularly seemed to keep him clean. He definitely didn't need to get a bath more often than that. Even when he got dirty, I would normally just use a dry shampoo on his coat and brush it out, and then just wash his paws with shampoo & water if they were extra dirty.
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Is it too much to bathe my puppy once a week? I bought puppy shampoo and I'm using it. but after a few days he starts smelling that doggy smell and his fur gets dull and isnt as soft anymore so I bathe him again.
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I bathe all mine every week, and if they get dirty, they might get a bath even sooner.
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Chloe only gets bathed once every few months unless she gets into something and needs it.

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in the two weeks i have my new pup, i just take a wet towel without any soap. the little amount of dirt comes right off. he does like biting the towel though.
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what kind of spray you are using if you don't mind?
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Originally Posted by Figtoria View Post
Okay - Golden newbie here. And owner of long-coated dog newbie.

We have a creek nearby where we plan to walk our baby (when we get him in July) and I'm expecting at some point, he'll be IN the creek (not till after all his shots, obviously).

So when you get the stinking, wet dog home - what do you guys do?

Crate till dry? Straight to the bath?

Seems like if we're there every day - he may need a bath everyday?

A lot depends on what "stink" means to you, and what's actually in the creek. Lots of creatures live, die, and rot in a creek. That can make for a high degree of scent. On the other hand, "wet dog smell" is something that never bothers me. If you don't like the way he smells, bathe him. I had to bathe my Fenris almost every week in the Summer from his frequent swims in the local rivers, lakes and ponds.

The trick is getting them home without your car getting a shake-shower, then getting them to cooperate in the washing, then not ending up with the house soaked too. Fenris LOVED the towel after his bath. Bagheera likes to bite it. Once the bath is done, we like to close the glass door on the tub until he shakes himself dry. Gods, Fenris was soooooo stubborn at that. He believed it was his doggy duty to outlast the human, and once freed from the tub there wasn't a towel fast enough to catch him before he shook. Dogs have a sense of humor and they are competitive.

Gods, I miss that beautiful boy.
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Only had 2 weeks and bathed last week because he was itching a lot and I did a apple vinegar rinse in case a flea got him although I haven't seen any.

I read from the dog whisperer guy that dogs don't need to be bathed ever, its more for us people and how often we want to do it, so he suggests once a month.
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I bath mine weekly because shes always in the field and always comes back wet, muddy and smelling funky lol.
I use a cologne between baths to help keep the offensive smells at bay lol
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Oh my goodness- I feel quite ashamed now.

My Jaxson has probably had 2 baths since we have had him (he is coming up to 2 years old soon), yet we are always commended on how soft and beautiful his fur is. He often goes swimming and rolls around in muddy puddles until he comes out black sometimes, but other than allowing him to dry off outside and giving him a cursory rub down, we don't bathe him.

Even the vet said recently that we obviously spend a lot of time grooming and bathing him because he was in such great condition and was very surprised when I told him the truth
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