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View Poll Results: POLL how often do you wash your dog?
3-4 times per month 22 20.18%
1-2 times per month 46 42.20%
5-6 times per year 22 20.18%
Less often 19 17.43%
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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I picked 1-2 times a month because I would guess that's the average. In the nice weather between May and September (if we're lucky), Ranger gets a bath outside pretty much every week. Once the cold weather hits, bathing season is done. From October to May, the only time he'll get a bath is if he gets done professionally which might be ONCE during the 6 month span. Otherwise he gets brushed almost daily with a nice deodorizer.

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Mine is opposite of Ranger for here in the South. In the summer I bathe as needed, but no water in ponds, so less dirt, so not real often, mainly hosing off their legs and bellys. Lots of brusing and use a fine conditioning spray for inbetween. Colder weather, more rain/drizzle, more mud, more uck, so more baths. But really, my rule is if they are dirty, they get a bath.

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I'm all over the place with bathing.. Although the more I stick to every two weeks or so the less she scratches. I guess I should pick it up a bit.

But when she knows it's bath time she acts like she's walking the isle of death or something. She looks SO sad lol

I need to shave those paw pads too! I need more hours in the day.
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I usually bathe Riley every two weeks. Sometimes in the summer it's weekly depending on how much swimming he does. Even though it's cold right now I have been still sticking to the every 2 weeks. I usually do once a month in the winter but I can't stand it if he feels dirty. He likes to sleep on the furniture and in the bed so I like him to be very clean. It also really cuts down on the shedding. I have a spare room that has turned into my grooming room for the winter.

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I bathe 4 dogs usually about twice a week, bc we get this:

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I bathe Penny for special occasions...that said I never got around to giving her a bath for Christmas. I try to bathe and groom her for horse shows because everyone's dogs are so well cared for and then Penny comes in looking like a street urchin.
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It seems to be about monthly for Beamer. Even if he really doesn't look like he needs it, the bathtub shows that he did.

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my guys swim daily in a swift, glacier fed river. If we're away & he only gets lake swimming (or none) he begins to looks dusty scragly in 2 days.
He only gets official baths every 4 months at groomer (my treat to myself) or rare occasions he rolls in something.
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