It’s natural for puppies to get dirty while they’re exploring and don’t know what scents to avoid yet. Fortunately, puppy moms will often lick their young clean to get off any unwanted dirt or grub from the outside world.
If your puppy is not in contact with its mother and you can’t find another dog to give yours a puppy bath, there are still steps you can take.
All you have to do is get a lukewarm washcloth and gently wipe away any dirt or dust that’s in your puppy’s fur. Make sure to provide plenty of affection and even treats during and after cleaning.
That way, your puppy won’t get fussy or try to run away whenever it gets dirty. Once you’ve wiped your puppy down, you should dry it off with a good towel just in case there’s any water still left in its fur.
You can also check your local pet shop to see if they have pet wipes, which are great for cleaning dogs of all ages.