It's Bull. I almost always give my dog a bath right away when I get them. It helps get the shelter stink off of them and allows the pack to smell them and not shelter. The only exception to this was Tasha because she was recovering from surgery... So she didn't get a bath right away but she got wiped down good with the doggie cleaning wipes.I was told when you get a new puppy or dog, to NOT give it a bath for 3-5 days. The reason is bc the dog needs to get use to you and if you give it a bath before that happens then the dog will be scared of you forever. Any thoughts on the truth to this?
Congrats!! We need name and pictures for it be official Hopefully you don't have to shovel a path from the all the snow we got recently for her to potty! (If you got any, we got about a foot here )I had a feeling it was bull, but also it seemed logical. I just picked up my pup yesterday (finally) shes 4 months old. I can tell shes not 100% confident with me yet but loves being around me. I will prob give her a bath tonight bc she smells like a dirty diaper which makes me smell that way since she always wants to be in my lap. Thanks for the replies.
Thank you! Yeah once I get her cleaned up I will post some pics up for everyone to see. I named her Hannah. She's been a great pup so far. Already protective with a mean bark.Congrats!! We need name and pictures for it be official Hopefully you don't have to shovel a path from the all the snow we got recently for her to potty! (If you got any, we got about a foot here )
I will get to come home next week for 2 days then the end of June I will have a week vacation. Where at in central fl are u? My home is in Lakeland.Hello from home!
When do you get to come back? Bathing is really easily done here. Just grab the hose and some shampoo and go for it.
Lakeland is less than one hour away me.I will get to come home next week for 2 days then the end of June I will have a week vacation. Where at in central fl are u? My home is in Lakeland.
Hmmm sounds interesting. I remember seeing something like that on the movie Shooter with Mark Walberg. I would be worried she will get some of my nose with that treat lol.USMCK-9, I'll tell you about one trick that I learned from an old dog man.
He said to put a piece of food in your mouth, then feed it directly from your mouth to the puppy's mouth without your hands or the ground touching it.
It is based on the idea that wolf mothers regurgitate swallowed food to their pups.
(of course you don't have to keep doing this all the time, just in the beginning to cement the bonding process)