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Thread: Reccomendations on bathing a puppy staffy.

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    Default Reccomendations on bathing a puppy staffy.

    Hey guys, havent been on here in a while. My pups 15 weeks old now. How often do you guys/ would you recommend me bathing him?

    Is once a week or every fortnight good or should i do it more often?

    I've also heard that not bathing them is okay, since they have natural oils from their body.

    Thanks heaps

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    How often depends on your preference and how quickly your dog gets dirty.

    Once a week is really close to being too often, some dogs would develop really dry skin with that frequency.

    I think anywhere from 1-3 months is best and use a puppy shampoo while he/she is young.
    If your dog keeps himself/herself clean for 6 months then twice a year would be fine too if you are not bothered by it.

    You can also use a dog deodorant in you dog's coat between washes.

    I bath my dog's every two months or if they have been digging.

    When you have a puppy it's normal to want to fuss over them , though there are much better ways to do so then frequent washing.

    This is generalized info on how often, though I don't think the breed will make an awful lot of difference. Had to add this in before I put my foot in my mouth anymore then I feel like I have lately
    Last edited by Julieanne; 03-24-2013 at 03:42 AM.

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    Just rinse dirt off with warm water when necessary. Dogs don't really need shampooing unless smelly.
    It's good to brush you pup occasionally. Make it a stress free time for bonding with your pup. It will help with getting him used to being calm when handled.

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    I bath mine every 1-2 months depending on how dirty/smelly they are

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    'BigMicky54321' - have a look at this thread from this forum - I think it should answer your question for you !

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/dog-healt...-your-dog.html
    WoW - your pup is now 15 weeks old - how time flies ! Would love to see a photo or many - if possible !

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    Yeah I don't bath mine to often, and in winter hardly at all. Maybe once every couple of months and then they get rinsed off with the hose after they have found a mud pit to roll in!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I'm with Jadie - just a hosing which according to my crew is the most awesome game ever.
    A hose is a fun training tool also, teach a few commands involving wait/stay with a hosing as the reward.
    You have a very short haired dog with a tendency to skin issues I beleive.
    Easy on the shampoos etc.

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    Thanks guys. I am bathing him now probably every 5-6 weeks. Might slow it down abit lol...
    Heres some pics of my 15 week old AmStaff pup.. Enjoy

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    Lol love when they go through the awkward ear stage! So cute

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    haha yes his ears and eyes get heaps of comments.

    what other cleaning tips do you guys recommend?

    he gets "eye boogers" every morning and dirty ears often.... how should i go about cleaning this up..

    Thanks for replies guys

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