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    Default Keeping Her Clean.

    Long story short, Lades spends all day outside, and I have started bringing her in during the night at about 8, and she sleeps in the laundry.
    The problem is, she gets so dirty during the day, so when I bring her in, she's disgusting!

    So im sure you know the question im gonna ask.

    What do I do?
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    Is it dust and dirt (dry) or mud?

    Batty gets covered in dirt whenever he's outside and I just brush him out before he comes in, it works really well, I just use a soft bristle brush. He doesn't like mud though so I don't know what I would do if it were mud

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    Apart from giving her a good rub with a towel and a brush, blocking of the areas that she gets dirty in there is not much you can do.

    If she prefers life outside and getting into the dirt then that's where I'd leave her.

    My dogs are inside and outside. Normally not inside until the grass has dried from the morning dew (about 11am) otherwise I'd do nothing but clean house. Towards the end of the day they are tired out and generally spend most of their time in the house until put to bed when we go to bed.

    On wet days I have to get towels etc to dry the setter off as she loves water and her feet and feathering hold all the dirt. Luckily the Whippets tend to self clean.

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    Well last night she had patches of wet(no idea what it was), she was dusty and felt greasy, so I did wash her, but I can't do that everyday.
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    Lady's a short coat Myf, so what exactly is she playing in (or where) to get so dirty every day?

    If it's dirt, a towel and quick brush like Ange said would do, but if it's mud etc, well like MAC said, can you block those areas off?

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    She has been an outside dog until the last two weeks. She hated being inside. She would sit at the door and whine.
    Recently though, I'll open the door and she'll rush in. I think cause she's getting older, she's wanting a bit more human company.
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    Well, just towel her down, particularly her feet, and give a quick brush over the areas that are grotty. Have you trained her to only be allowed in certain areas of the house, such as timber/lino floor areas?

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    I've heard that baby powder, talcum powder, plain or self raising flour helps with absorbing greasy gunck of dogs coats, just put it on greasy spot & brush out, not sure if it works or not, i've not tried it before.

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    DA, her hair on her back is about 32cms long, so its not that short.
    The property I live on isn't really a block off sort of area. Im not on lawn, its all bush.
    I don't think she's actually 'playing' in anything, its just her sleeping and laying around. When we go for our runs though she'll go for a swim and now coming into the wetter(sp?) months, she just gets muddy and dirty by running around.
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    She doesn't wander, she just follows me around the house.
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