For everyone who wants to be their dog's best friend . . . Love, Dog is the trusted resource to help you make the best choices for your dog's wellbeing . . . Listen to Episode 7 with neuroscientist Dr. Kathy Murphy on your favorite podcast app or click on the podcast button below. . . . Welcome to our podcast sponsors, Fig & Tyler! and Wonder Walker harnesses!
For everyone who wants to be their dog's best friend . . . Love, Dog is the trusted resource to help you make the best choices for your dog's wellbeing . . . Listen to Episode 7 with neuroscientist Dr. Kathy Murphy on your favorite podcast app or click on the podcast button below. . . . Welcome to our podcast sponsors, Fig & Tyler! and Wonder Walker harnesses!
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In our latest podcast episode, #9, Drew and I take the deep dive into brain development with neuroscientist Kathy Murphy. She explains how dogs’ brains develop throughout their lives starting in puppyhood. It’s a really big deal because if you understand some of the basics and get things right in puppyhood, you'll set the dog up for success! That means a happier dog, and a lot more joy from your companionship.

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There’s no simple answer to how often you should wash your dog. Generally speaking, once a month is a good schedule to follow. But there are many factors to take into consideration. The length and texture of the coat, the activities of the dog, and the breed are all things to consider when preparing for bathtime.

If your dog likes a good mudbath during their walk, once a month probably won’t cut it. Some dog breeds have specific coats that may require more frequent baths. With dogs that have medium to long hair, it’s recommended you wash them anywhere from once a week to once every six weeks.

Although you may be tempted to wash your dog on a short schedule, it’s important not to overwash their coats. Dogs have oils that they need for their skin and hair just like we humans do, and washing them too frequently could lead to irritation.

When you are shampooing your dog, experts say the most important thing is to rinse the product completely out of the dog’s coat. Think you got all the product out? Rinse it again just to be safe. It could cause damage to their skin.

Newsweek covers this topic as well as giving you some tips on how to comfortably bathe your pup.

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