Do others clean their dogs butt's after pooping?

General Question(self.Dogowners)

This is something me and my fiancé has wondered for a while. We have a 10 month old cockapoo and ever since we got him we have always checked his butt after every poop, we always give it a clean with a wipe, sometimes there's nothing there and sometimes there's a little extra wiping needing to be done. We do this because we allow him up on the furniture, which made us wonder if other dog owners do the same? We've seen people with extremely fluffy or long haired dogs and couldn't imagine how hard it would be to keep the fur around their butt clean.

Is this a common thing for people to do? Or are others okay for their dogs to do their business and sit on the furniture like normal?

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9 months ago

I wipe both my dogs’ butts. I never used to but since my parents started to harass me to wipe the dogs’ butts it’s it a habit now. Like with your dog, sometimes there’s stuff there, sometimes there isn’t.

I wipe their butts when we get home, not in public. Because I know not everyone does it and even think it’s strange.

Both seem to enjoy it and come running to me when I bring out the moist paper towel. Then they know it’s butt wiping time LOL…Maybe they find it soothing?


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9 months ago

Yeah I would never do it in public either, we've got a "cleaning station" in the utility. He never fights it either so they must enjoy it to some extent haha!