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Old 12-14-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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hi all, bella is 2 months but she is sooo tiny compare to princess when she was a puppy. Can i still take her a bath at 2 months? also what is the best way for the little girl?? i find she is smelly olol Do you think i should wait or i can take her a bath?

Also i want to start brushing her teeth and teaching her as a puppy like a did to princess. again she is soo tiny and have tiny teeth should i wait? or i can just get a brush and brush her with out the paste so she knows the feeling of brushing?
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If she is biting then I don't think she is too young to get used to tooth brushing.
I don't know about baths. I would think you would want a gentle doggy shampoo.
Why don't you check the FAQ section on puupies?
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Iam with techie on this she's probably too young to start brushing her teeth and you need to get the nipping/bitting under control first. As for a bath you could use a washing up bowl and only a few inches of water use your elbow to test the temp off the water which only needs to be tepid (luke warm) and get a proper 'puppy' shampoo! Good luck
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Ok huns thanks so much. I know about the teeth but wanted to make sure for sure. and for the bath i didnt know since she really tiny. ITs justs he came from the pet shop and all the dogs etc she smells a bit but i will do what u said thankssss
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As soon as there are teeth, I think brushing should be started.
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Start the grooming (including washing) routine as soon as possible.I know a number of dogs who come from reputable breeders that start their grooming/bathing/nail care at 4-6 weeks. Also getting them used to standing while on an elevated table is in order as well. There are groomers who will do puppy specials which may be very minor trimming to full all over hair cuts pricing varies. Id you just do a slight tirm, say around the eyes, leaving you girl in more of a teddy bear face, and having her sanitary clipper, and her feet rounded. Basically a small introduction to grooming you can get that between10-20$ at most places. Most Grooming salons will take dogs 8wks up. As a poodle she will require regular grooming. The better she is, the better you hair cuts will be

Also, if you plan on doing a clean face, and clean feet I would suggest getting her used to having to clippers on her face and having to hold still for long bits of times.


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There's no reason you can't give her a bath, even though she's tiny I'd have to agree with the others as well...You have a dog that's going to require more extensive grooming for her whole life. It's best to introduce her to the tools and routine while she is young; you don't want to have a dog that is going to be aggressive or fearful when it comes to grooming!

As for how, I would say however is most comfortable for you. My dogs get bathed in my tub/shower with a shower head that has a hose attachment. You can do this too, but use a cup to just catch water from the faucet and pour it over her to rinse her, since a shower head might be a bit overwhelming. You can do it in a deep sink too if that works better for you. It might be more comfortable since you won't have to bend or kneel.
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I did have a miniature poodle and i used to shave him myself and i know there was TONS of work on him, brush him, bath him etc.. ) I didnt have him as a pup because he came to me a little older from abused home I never had a toy she really tiny but ya everyone is right and i will start doing it so she can get used to it..

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ya i take princess a bath in my bath tube as well . but to be honest most of the time she goes to the DOGGIE spa! spoiled little girl lol and now bella will be one too.

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There's no reason you can't give her a bath, even though she's tiny I'd have to agree with the others as well...You have a dog that's going to require more extensive grooming for her whole life. It's best to introduce her to the tools and routine while she is young; you don't want to have a dog that is going to be aggressive or fearful when it comes to grooming!

As for how, I would say however is most comfortable for you. My dogs get bathed in my tub/shower with a shower head that has a hose attachment. You can do this too, but use a cup to just catch water from the faucet and pour it over her to rinse her, since a shower head might be a bit overwhelming. You can do it in a deep sink too if that works better for you. It might be more comfortable since you won't have to bend or kneel.
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Nicky, I have no doubt that Bella will be as spoiled as Princess. I'm with everyone else. Start as early as possible with brushing teeth, grooming, etc. The earlier the better.

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