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I think Ruth has given you some good ideas. I would also suggest that you take him to a groomer, and tell them how afraid he is,. If you pick a good groomer, they will be gentle, but they also have the tools and the skill to get the job done fast and well. A Havanese should NEVER stink! If he smells, he has gone way too long between baths.
You can't go back in time now, but for other people with new puppies reading this, I'd suggest weekly baths from the time you get your puppy home. The more often you do it, as long as you are gentle, the faster they will get used to it. Few dogs LIKE geting bathed, but with some training, they learn to tolerate it.
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