One of the most important things, concerning Yorkie grooming is bathing and because this is one of the procedures that really matter for your dog, you need to think how much time you can spend for doing it. Of course that first of all this is an individual situation, so you have to sit down and analyze yours. The thing you need to think of is how your daily routine is organized, as well as the daily routine of your dog. There are not actually any strict rules or demands about bathing, but the things that determine the frequency are the skin type of your dog, as well as the type of the hair style that you have chosen.
So if your Yorkie has got longer hair, you should do the bathing once a week, and if you prefer to keep the dog with shorter hair, because you have a busy schedule, then you can do this routine once every three weeks. As you can guess, shorter hair does not need so frequent grooming. But if the hair is long, then it collects dirt really easy and you need to bathe your dog at least one time during the week. The frequency of bathing is also reduced due to the reason of a sensitive skin, so if the Yorkie has such type of skin, this also affects your decision about the frequency of bathing.
In order to protect the skin of your dog from the cold weather, as well as from heat, you need to keep the skin oily. So it is not really recommended to bathe your dog so often. And perhaps the best advice you can follow for this procedure is to bathe your dog when the hair gets dirty.
But there are also people who suffer from allergies and due to this reason they have to pay the necessary attention on bathing their dog on regular basis. Although in such a situation, frequent bathing of the dog is advisable, you need to remember that this procedure is after all stressful for the dog, so it is better for the dog if you can perform it less frequent.
The routine of your dog will be defined by you of course and you need some time to spend and live with your dog, so you get to know its character and its personal needs. And after one or two months you will know your dog better than anyone else, so you can get the decision what is the best thing that you can do for your dog and for you. When you follow your dog`s emotions and needs, it will be much easier for you to define the things you should do in the best possible way. You will also be able to keep your dog’s skin not so dry and choose the best shampoo for the Yorkie once you define what type of skin your dog has.
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