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I generally stay out of the "frequency of bathing" conversations, because I've been a little embarrassed to share that unless something out of the ordinary happens, Shama only gets bathed at the groomer's every six weeks. At first, it was because she was so little, and we were afraid of hurting her while giving her a bath, but then it was because we didn't want to deal with blow drying her. We haven't invested in a dog blow dryer, and it takes forever to dry her with my human hair dryer on the lowest heat setting even with high speed. We do find ourselves giving her frequent butt washes as sometimes her poop sticks to her hair, but I'm hoping that my new method of mixing kibble into her training treats will reduce the frequency of sticky poop.
Thanks, Dee Dee, for giving me the courage to confess to our "less often than many forum members" Shama bathing habits.
Below are photos of Shama just after an outdoor agility lesson including mud and horse manure as well as photos of her in the bath. (I ended up letting her mostly air dry but then combed her out to make sure no hair would mat.)