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How often do you give your dog a bath? Django has never been a roller, i always give him paw spa baths after walks, i always brush him, etc. etc. but i have never given him a bath. He is a very clean dog, i always check under the hood daily, the groomer comes every 5 weeks and gives him the works. he doesn't smell, he gets kind of grizzly when his hair gets too long but i have some friends who bathe their dogs weekly. should i be washing him more often?
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How often do you give your dog a bath? Django has never been a roller, i always give him paw spa baths after walks, i always brush him, etc. etc. but i have never given him a bath. He is a very clean dog, i always check under the hood daily, the groomer comes every 5 weeks and gives him the works. he doesn't smell, he gets kind of grizzly when his hair gets too long but i have some friends who bathe their dogs weekly. should i be washing him more often?
I think it's completely up to you. If you like the way he looks, feels and smells, then what you ar edoing is fine! I bathe Kodi every week -10 days, but he does out a lot, so hie feet and belly do get stained if I don't. Plus he is in long coat, and it's easier to keep him really well brushed out if his coat is clean.


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I give mine "the works" every 2 weeks and he's in a longish puppy cut.
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Tillie gets a bath every 1-2 weeks, more often in the warmer months cause we are out more. She does get a gritty feeling to her hair if she goes longer than 2 weeks and it gets progressivly harder to comb her out the further from her bath it is.
If what you are doing is working then stick with it! Otherwise I'm sure you can give him a bath when you want!

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I try to bathe Brody about every 1-2 weeks. However, he does come to work with me and I work in an Autobody Shop so he gets plenty of dirt/dust on him. He always looks fine, but when I bathe him the water runs black for a bit coming off of him if I wait too long in between baths.

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I have been giving Benny a bath on an as needed basis. Being so low to the ground, he tends to get pretty dirty. On average, I bathe him every 2 weeks - paws get cleaned more frequently though.

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Depends on the dog. If I'm showing one, every week to week and a half. Oliver could use one every day, he's a mud pie. The rest on an as needed basis.

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I too bathe mine every other weekend, and he's in a long puppy cut (in that he's nearly 7 months old and never had a cut yet).

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When the boys were younger, the baths were pretty much every 7-10 days. I am now able to lengthen the time a little bit.

It just depends on whether they are starting to smell a little doggy smell or the hair is feeling pretty dirty whether they get a bath or not. Dexter, I probably give a bath every 2 1/2 1/2 to 3 weeks. Jack being younger and more active, probably 10-14 days

The boy's hair feels so wonderful when they are clean.



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Though it is a lot of work to do the complete "buff and shine" on my two, I find that I can't go longer than about two weeks before they just look and feel gross. I've gotten it down to about 90 minutes, and I'm thinking that's pretty good (including trimming their faces, butts, bellies and nails). It still kills my back, though!
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