Puppies and adult dogs do not require to be bathed very often. Just once every three to four weeks should be enough. You may need to bathe your puppy often if it regularly gets itself dirty by rolling around in mud and grass. The frequency of puppy bathing can differ depending on the breed, length of fur, skin conditions and more. Even different seasons need to be considered to decide how often and when to bathe a puppy.
If your dog spends a lot of time outside in the backyard or garden and tends to get dirty too often, then it is all right to bathe them once a week. If your dog stays indoors most of the time, it is fine to bathe them once every two weeks.
After a bath, it is preferable to use a soft and thick towel to dry your puppy or dog. Be gentle, pat dry them and avoid being too vigorous. You can also use a hair dryer to fully dry your dog after using a towel.
Ideally, it is preferable to use warm water to bathe your puppy. However, depending on the weather where you live, your dog may enjoy bathing with cold water. Unless necessary, it is best to stick to warm water for bathing your puppy.
The right age for a puppy to have its first bath is around the age of two months. You may consult the vet to know whether your fur baby has any special requirements for bathing.