The Basset Hound puppy in this video is getting a pleasant dry bath from Dad. What a positive experience it is for this puppy. No stress at all. The “bath” feels like playtime. This Dad must have had experience with babies.
What are Basset Hounds like?
Basset Hounds, like other hounds, follow their nose. If they pick up on an interesting scent, and if they are not on a leash when you are taking a walk, off they go after the scent, according to Dog Time. And they don’t think about potential danger. That’s why it is important to train them very early on to respond to the command “Come”. Because hounds think for themselves, when you train them, be gentle and be patient.
A main reason why Basset Hounds are given up to rescue or for adoption is their drooling. They can also make a mess when they drink because of the loose skin around their mouth.
If you are thinking about getting a Basset Hound, and you are a very neat housekeeper who does not like drool, this is not the breed for you. It is easy for Basset Hounds to get obese because they love to eat. This can lead to back problem or joint problems. It’s best to feed them smaller portions 2 or 3 times a day instead of 1 large meal.
His long ears also need to be checked and cleaned every week to make sure he does not get ear infection. You might have to clean the flap more often because they drag their ears on the ground and may pick up dirt. Even though he is strong, discourage him from jumping. It’s best to pick him up and support his back. Read more about Basset Hounds here. Enjoy watching Twinkie get a pleasant dry bath while playing with Dad. If you enjoy this Basset Hound video, you might also enjoy this one.
Article source: Dog Time