Washing your puppy from an early age ensures you are highly unlikely to have a struggle bathing him as an adult dog. If your puppy’s fur becomes dirty, perhaps because he played in a muddy place or went digging, you’ll have to bathe him anyway. However, puppies are sensitive and you could stress or even physically harm your pet if you bathe him in water than is too hot, too cold or too deep. You also need a shampoo, and possibly a conditioner, specifically for dogs, preferably a puppy shampoo. Your own shampoo is much too harsh for a puppy’s sensitive skin.
Brush your puppy thoroughly using brushes and/or combs appropriate both to the breed and to your puppy’s current coat. For example, if your puppy belongs to a long-haired breed but still has relatively short fur, use a brush for short-haired dogs.
Wet his fur with the aid of the jug or shower attachment. Note that if you are using a shower attachment, check the temperature beforehand. This water must also be tepid.
Repeat the above process with conditioner if necessary. If your puppy has long hair, conditioner prevents tangles and makes combing much easier.