How often should a Yorkie puppy be given a bath?

I have a yorkie puppy that is about 6 weeks i want to know how often it should be bathed? plus he is always outside and sometimes kinda smelly! any advice? also are their any home remedies to stop him from bitting?
oops when i did the queston i was kinda in a rush so i didn't write it correctly i ment 16 weeks not 6 thanks

With a puppy that young, I wouldnt bath him anymore than every two weeks. They need the oils on their skin and coat.

My yorkie who is now almost 3 has a bath about every 10 days. More in the summer when he's outside digging in the dirt and fewer in the winter when he's inside more.

They make scented puppy wipes (VERY similar to baby wipes) for a quick rub down or to wash their paws.

As for biting, all puppies bite and want to chew when they are teething. When he starts to nip at people, make a high pitched yelp and give the pup a new direction, such as a bone to bite on or a toy to play with. I think I lucked out with my little guy. He was never really a biter. He didnt want to chew on cords or shoes. There was a wooden box that he couldnt stay aways from while he was teething. But I would give him a stern "no" and redirect him.

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4 Responses to How often should a Yorkie puppy be given a bath?

  1. ?willow? says:

    With a puppy that young, I wouldnt bath him anymore than every two weeks. They need the oils on their skin and coat.

    My yorkie who is now almost 3 has a bath about every 10 days. More in the summer when he's outside digging in the dirt and fewer in the winter when he's inside more.

    They make scented puppy wipes (VERY similar to baby wipes) for a quick rub down or to wash their paws.

    As for biting, all puppies bite and want to chew when they are teething. When he starts to nip at people, make a high pitched yelp and give the pup a new direction, such as a bone to bite on or a toy to play with. I think I lucked out with my little guy. He was never really a biter. He didnt want to chew on cords or shoes. There was a wooden box that he couldnt stay aways from while he was teething. But I would give him a stern "no" and redirect him.
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    my yorkie is in the pic

  2. Hinu says:

    Since those dogs don't shed as much, you should wash the a teeny bit more than other dogs. I'd say about two times a week? Unless he's a playful puppy and likes to get dirty. In that case you could just rinse him off with warm water whenever he gets dirty.
    And about the biting, you can tap him on the nose with your finger and say "NO!" really firmly every time he does it, and he should get the picture.
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    That's what I do with my ktten when she wouldn't stop scratching me,

  3. Gem says:

    For a 6 week old puppy i would recommended a puppy shampoo until he is over 6 months old. I would never bathe a dog more then once every 2 weeks. and if you are bathing you dog that often i would always use a good conditioner. You don't want to bathe your dog any more then that because you can dry out the dogs skin and coat which can be very uncomfortable for the dog. I also use a all natural shampoo which is more genital to the skin. We use earth bath in my salon and its great.
    hope this helps.
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    professional groomer

  4. Alesi's Chi's says:

    The best remedy for biting would be to return him to his mother for a minimum of 4 weeks. It's illegal in most places to sell a puppy that young. He obviously hasn't learned bite inhibition, and that's best taught by his mom & littermates. I'd say he's still too young to be bathed at all, and unless he rolls in something particularly nasty, should only be bathed every 2-3 months.
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