DESIGNER PUPPYS: Everything you wanted to know about raising designer or mixed breed dogs,
featuring The BOYZ: Prince Alvin His Cuteness (on left) and Sir Simon The Sad, Cockapoo pups.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It Ain't Easy to Bathe This Dog

Bathing a dog should be easy, especially a 12-pound pup like Prince Alvin. Dogs like water - right? Spray his coat with some warm water, work in puppy shampoo, rinse, and dry.

Alvin had other thoughts about bathing yesterday. It didn't help that he was on the deck free to escape at any time. Thinking it would create less of a mess, I had him outside on a sunny day so he could air dry in the sun. Bad idea! Ever chase a wet, soappy dog bent on escape?

Luckily, I managed to catch him and rinse off the soap. He whimpered pitifully while I dried him off. The next time I'll take the advice I found in an article about bathing a dog who hates baths.

This bathing episode resulted in a clean but tramatized pup. Based on Alvin's past behavior, it'll require a lot of TLC the next time I give him a bath!

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