If your 1-week old puppy has already found himself getting into puppy mischief and getting dirty, you might be considering giving him a bath. You should know that most puppies have mothers who will bathe them and keep them clean on her own. You should also know newborn puppies don't typically require baths. However, sometimes things happen, and your tiny puppy must get clean. You will need to avoid bathing your puppy until he's a little older, at least in a bathtub or a sink. Consider just a spot cleaning your week-old puppy. After all, his eyes may not even be open yet, how dirty could he be?
Your 1-week old puppy might be a little shaky, scared, and nervous. If mama dog is around, try not to take him too far from her for his quick cleaning. The best reward you can give your little puppy when that time is over is to snuggle with it littermates or his mother when you are done. Refrain from offering him a treat as a reward.