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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Yes, puppies sleep - A LOT. Just like babies, but I can see you haven't got babies. Lol.

    Yes, you can bathe a dog too much, certainly. Too much bathing rips the oils out of their coats, and can also cause skin problems.

    If her feet are dirty, just wipe them with a towel or something! Every four days is VERY VERY frequent. *frown*
    Yeh! I haven't got babies! But am an early childhood teacher who has nannied and worked in childcare and looked after many many a baby! So I feel like I would be soooo much more knowledgable and calm if Poppy was a human baby!

    I thought that might be the case about bathing. How often would you reccomend to bath a puppy?

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    More Q's!!!

    I am assuming its normal for puppies to sleep a lot? Am I right?

    Poppy got up with me at 4 am and wee'd outside...then poo'd inside!

    Then I took her out again at 7.30 and she poo'd but no wee.

    Then she had her breaky, we played for a while, now she is snoozing at my feet again.

    Also...can you bath a puppy too much?

    The breeder said she baths her puppy's every 4 days. And Poppy was done on Friday. But this morning when we went out on the grass it was wet from the rain so now she is a bit dirty around the feet area. Should I hold off for another 3 days before bathing her or not?

    TIA!
    Yep they sleep lots and lots! My 2 are 7 months old now, and they had a big morning yesterday - dog park, then school, then a trip to the pet store - and they got home and slept for the rest of the day.

    We bath ours about once a month, although Bells sometimes needs "half baths" around the back end if poo gets caught up in her fur. I'm currently teaching her to "wipe her feet" when she gets out of their pool - I put a towel on the floor just inside the door and have her stand on it. Then I either wipe her feet or get her to move around on the towel while I say "wipe your feet".

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    Every 4 days!!!!!!!!! *grumble grumble*

    I guess breeder wants to keep pups looking cute and fluffy for buyers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    Every 4 days!!!!!!!!! *grumble grumble*

    I guess breeder wants to keep pups looking cute and fluffy for buyers...
    Yeah - grumble grumble, I agree.

    I hope you were using the word breeder loosely, Geys. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    More Q's!!!

    I am assuming its normal for puppies to sleep a lot? Am I right?

    Poppy got up with me at 4 am and wee'd outside...then poo'd inside!

    Then I took her out again at 7.30 and she poo'd but no wee.

    Then she had her breaky, we played for a while, now she is snoozing at my feet again.

    Also...can you bath a puppy too much?

    The breeder said she baths her puppy's every 4 days. And Poppy was done on Friday. But this morning when we went out on the grass it was wet from the rain so now she is a bit dirty around the feet area. Should I hold off for another 3 days before bathing her or not?

    TIA!
    Holy crap...every 4 days...her skin must be dry as sandpaper.....

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    Congrtats on the new puppy.

    With regard to getting her to do a wee or poo I have to say I disagree slightyly with the others

    I find if I go out and stand still Jenna had a tendency to just sit at my feet so I had to just walk up and down a bit to 'get things moving' so to speak. And definitely have the treats on hand to praise immediately.

    I found with Jenna I probably bathed her about once every 3-4 weeks to begin with (she is white though LOL)., Every 4 days is totally excessive and shocking IMO. Nowadays I don't bath her very often at all. Maybe once every couple months, she is sort of self cleaning
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    Hey TKay,

    You don't need a couch. Lol.

    Like I keep saying, we are all different, and what works for one doesn't always necessarily work for another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Yeah - grumble grumble, I agree.

    I hope you were using the word breeder loosely, Geys. Lol.
    *ahem*.....nup best not say anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    Congrtats on the new puppy.

    With regard to getting her to do a wee or poo I have to say I disagree slightyly with the others

    I find if I go out and stand still Jenna had a tendency to just sit at my feet so I had to just walk up and down a bit to 'get things moving' so to speak. And definitely have the treats on hand to praise immediately.

    I found with Jenna I probably bathed her about once every 3-4 weeks to begin with (she is white though LOL)., Every 4 days is totally excessive and shocking IMO. Nowadays I don't bath her very often at all. Maybe once every couple months, she is sort of self cleaning
    Thanks Tkay.Thats helpful advice!

    Is there a particular shampoo I should be looking for?

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