Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, Ohio
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So many questions
I am new here so please bear with me. Can anyone give me advice on bathing my two new Have's? They seem to like them, especially when they are over! But I think it may dry out their skin. I have used shampoo with conditioner and oatmeal shampoos. Have gone to the "quick and undirty" bathing routine when needed (butt bath)
Secondly, my pups scratch at their ears. Watson was checked and he has a bacterial ear infection. Einstein checked out alright. I will go broke if I take them to the vet everytime they scratch at their ears. Qtips come out clean on Einstein. Do your pups scratch a lot and what about ear scratching? How often do you get them groomed if it's just a pet grooming? I brush them daily and keep them in a medium cut. They have been to the groomer once and they will go about every 8 weeks. How often does the hair have to be plucked from their ears? Does that really help with the infections? I really don't understand this. Please advise.
Lastly, both pups do not soil their crate. They have gone at least 8 hours in the crate and no accident. They don't even seem anxious to get outside, just excited to see us. Almost as excited as we are to see them! When I do take them out I have to drag them into the wet grass. I understand that the cold wet grass is probably not pleasant for them but are they going to get over it? What's it going to be like in the middle of an Ohio winter?!?!? I have used treats to try and entice them into the grass (even chicken) no luck. When the grass is wet they don't hear the command "Come!" Any advice would be appreciated. I love this site. Don't know why I can't post pictures?
Thanks so much,