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Old 10-20-2011, 11:28 PM
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Default How often do you give your dog(s) a bath?

Pretty simple question, and I know it's been asked before, but I figure there are new people and maybe new answers...

Also, how do you dry them?


As for me, I give Frodo a bath every couple months and I usually just let him run around outside to dry off. My plan is to get better about bathing him more regularly (to keep his low chest clean more than anything else) and to figure out how to dry him through the winter. I don't own a hair dryer or a forced air dryer (I wish!!)

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Old 10-20-2011, 11:35 PM
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When they need it.

Traveler gets washed maybe once a month in the Spring/Summer/Fall at most and once every couple to three months at minimum. He never rolls in anything ever, he has a really nice wash and wear coat that keeps itself clean but I go to the dog park often and he swims in all sorts of water.

But I pretty much only wash him if he's going somewhere he should be extra nice for. Last bath he got was at the Dog Daycare because he was covered in dog slobber

Kaylee on the other hand gets washed whenever she rolls in something dead. That could be once a week or once every couple months. She likes to roll in dead things so given the chance she will and then she gets dragged into the bath. And her coat doesn't stay clean when running through mud like his does. So she ends up with more baths than Traveler.

To dry I tend to just towel them off and throw them in the crate in winter.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:47 PM
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Elsie gets a bath about once a month. I give her one whenever she needs it. Most of the time stuff just falls out of her coat when I brush her. Sometimes she gets into something gross, like stagnant lake water or something.

To dry her, I just towel her until she's mostly dry and then let her run it off. I try to bathe her in the early afternoon so she's dry by bedtime.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:07 AM
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weekly for most of them, quarterly for the other two.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:35 AM
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With Juno it's pretty random. Basically whenever I want her to smell good, or whenever she's gotten into something nasty. Jumping into the algae-covered pond at the dog park is a sure way to earn a bath.

Typically it's probably once or twice a month. Less in the winter because she's not as gross. I just rub her down with a towel and she dries pretty quickly after that.


Lucy goes to the groomer about every 8 weeks so most of the time I don't have to worry about her. Sometimes she gets a bit stinky or dirty inbetween groomings, so I'll bathe her then. I dry her with a hair dryer only because her hair gets ugly if it air dries. Otherwise I wouldn't bother.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:46 AM
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Like never. My dogs are all super houndy-greasy and smelly right now... but I just can't find the motivation to have a dog bathing day. So I keep doing laundry...
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:06 AM
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Only if they need it. The bulldogs are always dirty - as in, covered in dirt. We live in the country! lol But unless they get really nasty or are going somewhere they need to be clean for, I don't bother too often with bathing.
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Originally Posted by PWCorgi View Post
Pretty simple question, and I know it's been asked before, but I figure there are new people and maybe new answers...

Also, how do you dry them?


As for me, I give Frodo a bath every couple months and I usually just let him run around outside to dry off. My plan is to get better about bathing him more regularly (to keep his low chest clean more than anything else) and to figure out how to dry him through the winter. I don't own a hair dryer or a forced air dryer (I wish!!)

TIA
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:33 AM
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I'm incredibly lazy about washing the dogs. I don't think Murphy's been bathed in.....a really long time. Possibly last fall. LOL. But he smells really nice, he doesn't roll in anything EVER, he doesn't get in water, and he doesn't stay dirty. Plus he really hates being bathed and he clogs up my drains. However - if he smelled or he was greasy I would wash him. Eventually.

Mu and Tipper get washed like every 3-4 months. Usually when their coats get a bit icky. In the summer time they're dusty all the freaking time (our backyard is dirt) so I usually just wipe them down with the shampoo wipes.

This makes me sound terrible but I swear, my dog's DON'T smell and their coats aren't icky. *crossesheart*
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When he needs one, which ends up being about once a month because he rolls in gross things.
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