My retriever and shih-poo do get their regular bath. They like to have a ball outside and gets messed up on a regular basis. Puppies like to play and if their are anything lying around or anything which they can jump to retrieve, it is guaranteed it will end up around their little bodies or in their mouth. They will get dirty on, old newsprint if they are being paper-trained, dog food, or just plain dirt. If your puppies are not that dirty and probably don't need a bath. You can easily use some disposable wipes to get rid of sticky or dirty furs.
If you plan on keeping your dogs well groomed and plan on giving them regular bath. It would be a good idea to get them used to bathing by start bathing them from puppy stages. The thing with bathing your puppy is that the first few bath may probably be chaotic and even heart breaking if you are deeply emotional about dog whining!. Your puppy will be exposed to bathing for the first time and may put up resistance and try its best to escape the watery monster and shampoo. You will definitely get that emotional whining as though something is wrong with your pup. Just toughen up and see the bathing through.
Ensure that you do not have too much water in the bath which may seem as though your puppy is traversing the river Nile. Have enough water in the puppy's bath pan to cover about two inches pass his claws. Have the puppy towel and shampoo and grooming kit on hand so you don't have to be dashing out with the wet puppy to retrieve those items. Ensure that the water is room temperature and that you are bathing the dog in an enclosed internment which will not cause cold air to be blowing on the animal during bath.
How To Bath Your Puppy Correctly
Hold you puppy under the chest are encapsulating both front paws. Slightly lift the front chest area up so the pup knows that it is being held and will try to wriggle away from the bathing process less. Soak the fur of the animal thoroughly and apply doggy shampoo. Don't just quickly rub on the shampoo and quickly wash it off, ensure that you lather your pup fully, take into considerations those ell dirty areas. It would be nice if when you are bathing the puppy you speak to him/her to help calm them down if they get agitated. Do the process as quickly and as thorough as possible. Shampoo all areas including paws and vaginal or penis area and rinse off thoroughly.
Once the bath process is completed, then its off to drying, and just like bathing your puppy, you must ensure that the puppy is dried thoroughly before letting him do undo all your hard work again. If the puppy is not dried properly after bathing, you will find that any form of grease or dirt will find it quite easily to attach itself to the puppy, making him probably even more dirty that it was before. Use a nice towel to dry all areas of the animal, Get the blow-dryer and place it at a comfortable distance an while using a waiving hand movement and dry your puppy.
One trick with fluffy-coat puppies is that to brush and untangle that fur before you begin his/her bath time. You don't want when the water hits those fluffy fur they become more tangled than they already are. It is best if you also acquire a puppy tearless shampoo so to mitigate against irritation of the eyes. Depending on the quality of your dig skin,you will need to use the appropriate shampoos. So for example if your puppy seems to have flaky skin, you can use oatmeal or olive oil based shampoos. When you puppy is wet, ticks and fleas can easily be seen. If your puppy has fleas, it is better to use natural ticks and flea shampoo. Avoid harsher chemicals as this may hurt your puppies delicate skin.
Whatever you do while bathing your puppy, always have safety in mind first for the animal.
- Examine bathing water level
- Use the right shampoo
- Dry animal Thoroughly