And as one of the posts advises:
"Stay patient. A lot of inexperienced people are buying puppies they are ill prepared for, from greeders who do not take their basenjis back.
I suspect in the next 6-8 months we might see/learn of an influx of basenjis needing homes."
How Often is too Often when it Comes to Bathing
GriffinsMom last edited by
My basenji Griffin loves to go to the dog park, so we try to take him there at least once or twice a week. We love the park too because it tires him out for a good 24 hours. He LOVES to chase and be chased by the other dogs. The only problem is that he gets pretty dirty - both from the dirt and other dog's saliva. We've been averaging about one bath every two weeks because of the dog park visits. And if we go twice a week - we usually give two baths. Is this too much? If so, what else can I do to clean him after these dog park visits? When we bathe him, we use an oatmeal dog shampoo. He hasn't been experiencing any dry skin, so I think it's okay so far.
tanza last edited by
Hey, if it works for you.. and he is not had any problems with dry skin… I would say you are doing fine....
jys1011 last edited by
Ditto what Pat says…
I use wipes too..it's sort of quick wipe down bathe if I'm lazy Kind of like a human sponge bath
nobarkus last edited by
It's a judgment call really on the bathing. A little saliva here and there just use the dog wipes. Mine used to get their feet/legs really muddy chasing rabbits in early spring so I just take a wet wash cloth and clean them off. If they rolled on on a smelly dead seal at the beach it's automatic bath.
JazzysMom last edited by
During the summer I bathe my dogs every couple of weeks – more if I feel they need it. I use a protein/lanolin shampoo by biogreen, and we've never had a problem with dry skin; leaves their coats so shiny and soft, and doesn't smell funky like some dog shampoos do.