Sedona got her first bath at 8 weeks, the day we brought her home. Keegan got her first bath at about 9 weeks. Sedona gets maybe two baths a year. Otherwise she gets washed down if she gets muddy and that will probably be the same for Keegan. Labs really don't seem to need regular baths. I think keeping them groomed on a regular basis helps a lot.
Dozer has had two baths. The breeder gave him one before we brought him home and one a few weeks ago when he slid though an icy pile of poop and got it all over himself (head to toe). He won't have a bath otherwise.
never given either of them a bath. The only bath either have ever had was Barney got a bath when he went in to get neutered. Smelled like baby powder when he came home lol. But seriously, other than that, I only spot bathe when they get into something gross. I learned that it will prevent their coat from doing its job like Labby said.
why do you want to give the pup a bath? I don't see anyone agreeing it's okay to bathe a puppy. I don't see anyone agreeing it's okay to bathe an adult. I see most everyone saying, no, unless the dog has gotten into something stinky and then only spot bathe if absolutely necessary.
Bathing a Lab softens the coat which can lead to all sorts of skin problems. Do you really want to do that?
I only bathe mine rarely. If they roll in some dead animal or stinky poo...then I use an oatmeal dog shampoo. Otherwise just a spot bathif they are muddy.. When we go to the ocean I just rinse them with water after they have been in the ocean or the chlorinated pool. Molly is 7 1/2 & has had maybe 3 baths. Abby is 4 1/2 and has had two. Kate is 9 months old & has not had a bath yet.