Trying to figure out if he wants to get in as well. Ah, not so much! Note the placement of the faucet in the picture. Modesty is key.
LOL- that's an awesome pic! Anya is my swimming-gest dog but she hasn't been so impressed w/ the tub. Dulcie and Rogan I keep a sharp eye on if they rumble through while giving the kid her bath, as I don't trust them not to jump in and make a real mess of things.
We used to bathe our first two dogs (Weimaraners) a few times a year, when their coats stopped being real glossy. My current GSPs get a few baths a year--yeah, to keep my bed clean! But my family's first 2 GSPs--littermates--NEVER had a bath. Their coats were always shiny and they never smelled "doggy." Every now and then my mom and I would say "Do you think Peppy and Clio need a bath?" And we'd look at them and agree "No." (Note, they didn't get "out" much and its a dry climate, so rolling in stinky things and major mud wasn't a problem.)
Murf gets a bath about once a month... and usually it's just his paws that end up needing the cleaning anyway. All that digging !
Funny enough he got his monthly scrubbin' this past weekend. I managed to dry him off enough to let him out of the bathroom and open the back door so he could get his zoomies out in the gorgeous 80 degree sunshine we had this weekend! I finished cleaning up the bathroom and trying to unclog the drain from all the GSP hairs and made it outside to check on him just in time to see him rolling around in something horribly smelly! He sauntered back in so proud of himself ... what is with that?!
Oh God I feel like a bad father, Charli get's a bath at least a few times a week. I use a mild doggie shampoo on her and she doesn't seem to have any skin irritation issues so hopefully none develop.
I had never planned on bathing her so much, but every night I have to fight to keep her out of the the tub. She whines and whines till I let her in. SHE LOVES THE BATH!! But surprisingly, a little chicken of the water so far, LOL!!
I feel bad now also.. Our 5 month old loves to go and run at the dog park. The only problem is, when it's time to come hime he is not longer liver and white.. He is all brown!.. This happens a few times a week and we normally go from car to the houe to the bath right away. This happens at least twice a week. So far no skin issues but his coat is now really soft.. Is this still puppy fir or is it from bathing him to much? I tried a few times to get the mud off with an old towel but it is like clay and just makes a bigger mess.
Probably a combination of both puppy and bath. When you bathe a dog the fur softens just like when you wash your hair. It isn't permanent, just squeaky clean and softer to the touch. Try just hosing your pup down to get the dirt off, or let it dry and brush him out. Both work well without having to go through the bath routine. I try to limit the baths to only when they really need it, like when they get stinky, as it will cause the skin to dry out some and flake. A good brushing and rub down after the mud has dried really shines up their coat, cleans them up and moves their natural oils throughout the coat. Mine don't get too stinky unless they get into something.
Kai is about 14 months old and has only had one bath. If he goes in the pond he will stink a little but once dry that goes away. We dont use a brush on him but have a little rubber block with small nubs on it. It works great at getting out the loose fur, dirt and debri and also feels pretty to him...his own little massage. If we use this on him about once a week he stays clean and smells just fine.