Bath time can be a fun new experience for a puppy, or it can be a bit intimidating. Lots of noise that includes things like running water, hair dryers, or other new feelings and sensations can make a puppy nervous or jumpy. Alternatively, your puppy may consider bath time to be loads of fun and refuse to stand still for it because he’s so excited! No matter how your puppy views his baths, it can be a bit of a struggle to get him clean if he’s moving around too much.
Your puppy has a lot of energy to spend. There are lots of new things happening all at once! Water can be scary and shampoo might feel cold and slimy. There are any number of reasons why your pup has a hard time staying still while you’re trying to bathe him, so it’s important to be patient and help him understand that bath time can be fun!
Taking a bath is essential for all dogs to keep them happy and healthy, so it’s important to find good ways to handle your puppy’s excitability to make bath time more bearable for both you and him. Do remember that puppies, in general, can be all over the place and are experiencing lots of things for the first time. Try not to get upset when he behaves in the way that comes naturally to him!