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Now that summer seems to be over here in the northeast, I have to think about how often to bathe the poodles. Since they go on the furniture - which I greatly regret allowing - I like them to smell nice and not like dirty feet! lol
 

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I've been wondering the same thing. We don't allow our dogs on the furniture but I've been lobbying for that. My husband wants to keep them off. He has a point. So you regret it? I thought I'd train him to only go on when given permission. I wouldn't want him jumping on everyone!
 

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I've been wondering about the bath question, too. Basically we bathe Marley when he seems smelly and/or dirty, which can vary based on his activity. We have him groomed every six weeks. There's probably one or two baths in between each grooming, but sometimes we think about bathing him more often.

Our official policy is on the furniture by invitation only, but that was more of an obedience training thing than anything else. In practice, we always want to be snuggling with him, so he usually gets an invitation. No regrets about the policy. :)
 

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they get off when I tell them but the furniture gets smelly - like dirty feet - even when they are clean! Listen to your husband lol
 

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I have no problem with the minis on the couch or even when it was just ginger - but teddy and ginger they race and play on the couch - knock the pillows off and when someone is sitting where teddy is used to sitting he doesn't know what to do ha ha
 

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but even the minis can smell up the furniture - dogs are dogs - I guess I would have to bathe them weekly? bi-weekly? summer was great because they woudl go in the pool and then I would grab them and lather them up and rinse with the hose.
 

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I don't know -- Marley just isn't that smelly! Generally, if he smells like anything, he smells like grass from his morning fetch sessions in the park. I kind of like that smell. :) And if he smells like anything worse, we bathe him.
 

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Moose seems to get washed every two weeks or so, he likes the water / sprinklers etc, so that seems to take care of him for any smell. He gets groomed/bathed/etc once a month.

He normally rests on his blanket on the couch or ground so he never really dirties the couch/etc too. Our bed does have some moose stains though :( Drool, leaking, and barf...
 

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I bathe mine once a week. Sometime's later if Im just not up for it but that usually keeps mine looking nice and smelling clean.

Its a gooood brushing, bath, nail clipping, and ear cleaning once a week. My Rat Terrier loves to get everyone dirty on her wild chases she preforms around the yard. Crazy little terrier she is!
 

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wow - no wonder ours are stinky lol - I usually do it every three weeks - hard on my back.
 

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Im right with you on that. I can hardly stand up after being bent over bathing dogs. Its really hard on my back and Im only 26. lol They have these really nice dog baths that bring's the dog up to a standing level. I need to suck it up and buy one. I forget what the actual name of it is but I want one.
 

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Yes I have seen them - they are expensive but would fit so nice in my big tub! I am going to try sitting in the tub on a stool ha ha - so my back won't break!
 

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Our collie has always been able to stay clean between professional groomings every 3 months or so. Max, on the other hand is another story. Between the fact that he can't stay out of the water at the dog park and that our house is a dust bowl from rectonstruction (long story), I want to bathe Max once a week. I just bought a Metro Air Force Commander dryer so that should help.
 

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I bathe mine once a week. Sometime's later if Im just not up for it but that usually keeps mine looking nice and smelling clean.
Same goes for me, it's hard keeping Miss Maddie clean especially when
she enjoys going outside playing in the grass, and digging and rolling in
the dirt. Also,there is the issue with battling the fleas, their bad here...
so a good bath helps to kill/make them immobile so I can get them
out of her coat. :shot:
 

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Fleas

Now this is something that intrigues me. I remember a time when fleas were a constant battle. Then there was a time when we used a combo flea/heartworm med. For years I've used nothing for fleas and have not seen a single one!!! Maybe it is that more dogs are on the preventative? We go to the dog park all the time. I literally have not seen a flea since 1995!!

Crossing my fingers this continues...
 

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Now this is something that intrigues me. I remember a time when fleas were a constant battle. Then there was a time when we used a combo flea/heartworm med. For years I've used nothing for fleas and have not seen a single one!!! Maybe it is that more dogs are on the preventative? We go to the dog park all the time. I literally have not seen a flea since 1995!!

Crossing my fingers this continues...

WOW, YOU ARE SOOOO LUCKY! I ENVY YOU! :p
 

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*Sniffing the air* Not near often enough!

Probably once a month and at grooming, but... if she does lots of Therapy Visits, she has to have a bath every three days. The vet gave me a special shampoo to use when she gets lots of baths.
 
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