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Old 09-30-2012, 11:28 AM
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Default How often do you give your dog(s) a bath?

I know we've had this thread a couple time before, but it's been a while and we have a lot of new people, so lets do it again!

How often do your dogs get bathed?
What do you use?
How do you dry them?
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:37 AM
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Teagan only gets a bath when she is dirty and her hair is really dry, but other than that she never gets bathed. So she probably gets bathed once every 4-5 months. Oh, and when she does get washed I just try and have a shower with her. Its so much easier and Im gonna get wet anyways so I might as well have a shower ha ha, Plus Teagan much prefers showers to baths.

I use live clean shampoo and conditioner.

And I usually just dry her with a towel, let her have her way with the carpet in the bed room and if I have time I blow dry her hair.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:37 AM
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Bathed weekly
Black Magic Soap, tea tree human shampoo, whatever conditioner is in the tub
Quickly toweled off and held

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Bathed once a month
Great smelling shampoo from petedge, whatever conditioner is in the tub
Toweled off more thoroughly, often bathrobe Dekka made thrown on them
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:40 AM
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Whenever he asks for one.

Seriously, I know it's bath time when he begs to join me in the shower.

I'd guesstimate that it happens maybe once every 2-3 months at most, maybe even longer in between. He's not a roller, so he's never come home stinky or gross.

ETA: Oops. I didn't remember to answer all the questions.

I just use a generic brand of oatmeal puppy shampoo on him. I know. Fancy.

And to dry, I just towel him off with a couple beach towels. Again. Fancy.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:46 AM
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Not often enough? Kailey gets scared. I have to get in the shower with her to work the shower head, but she tries to climb up my legs and tends to leave ugly bruises. When we're done, the stress gives way to insane zoomies where everything and anything is fair game to nom on.
Schaffer's fur is a pain in the a** to dry. (I use a blow drier and towel for him, Kailey's good with just a towel.)
I generally just brush ground oatmeal and baking soda into their coats every couple weeks and save wet baths for when they've really gotten into something.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:55 AM
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In the summers, Pip gets bathed about once a week... it helps with his allergies. In the winters, not unless he gets dirty. I use Douxo Calm shampoo.

Squash gets bathed every once in awhile... maybe once every couple of months over the course of this summer. I probably should bathe him more often because I think he's developing some mild allergies, and it would probably help a lot with his shedding. I just use Pip's shampoo for him.

Maisy I've never bathed that I can recall. She just doesn't seem to get dirty and she has such a low maintenance coat, she doesn't shed hardly at all.

I just towel them off and let them air dry, I don't do anything special. But no one has a thick coat around here, so they all dry really fast.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:57 AM
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Whenever I look at them and think wow, you are really dirty! (or when its really muddy out and they come in covered) I hop in the shower with them (well, one at a time and we barely fit that way) and use Natures Specialty Plum Silky on them because I like the smell Towel dry and then they run
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:01 PM
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Every 3 weeks usually.
You can tell when they need a bath by the way the hair is after being brushed.
Longest they have gone between was about 5 weeks.

We usually use Pantene, mane and tail or tres eme. Which ever is on sale.
We take them to the dog park for zoomies to dry if we can. In the winter the heat gets cranked up and they sleep in towels for about 6 hours. Both are terrified of the blow dryer.

They can finally tolerate the shower, both were terrified of it at first. We had to fill the tub and use buckets of water. Took forever!
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Jackson gets bathed once every 7-10 days. We are currently using Chris Christensen shampoo/conditioner, I'm loving it, makes him so clean and soft and shiny. I let him air dry.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:11 PM
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Umm... not too often! Maybe every 2-4 months (more often if they roll in something disgusting).

I use Earthbath. Right now we're using Mango Tango, but we also have the tea tree oil one as well.

They are dried with towels, and then left to air dry. They all have wash and wear coats so they're easy
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