Dogs with sensitive skin or skin conditions like allergies or eczema should be bathed less often. These dogs may only need to be bathed every 12 weeks or more.
When bathing your dog, be sure to use a mild shampoo that is specifically designed for dogs. Human shampoo can be too harsh for your dog's skin and coat.
After shampooing your dog, be sure to rinse them thoroughly to remove all of the shampoo residue. Leaving shampoo residue on your dog's skin can irritate their skin.
After bathing your dog, be sure to dry them completely to prevent hot spots and other skin problems.
Brushing your dog regularly will help to remove dirt, dander, and loose hair from their coat. This will help to keep your dog's coat clean and healthy, and it will also reduce the need for bathing.
Dogs with short, smooth coats don't need to be bathed as often as dogs with long, thick coats. Short-haired dogs can be bathed every 8-12 weeks, while long-haired dogs may need to be bathed every 4-6 weeks.
Active dogs who spend a lot of time outdoors will need to be bathed more often than dogs who are mostly indoor pets. Active dogs can be bathed every 4-6 weeks.