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Although we shouldn't wash our dogs all the time (as they may develop dandruff and dry skin) sometimes we have to!

What brand or type of shampoo do you use on your cockapoo when he or she needs a bath?
 

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sometimes i just use human shampoo if i dont have any dog shampoo in. their is a whole range for ifferent tipes of coat, skin conditions, flees, etc just shop around till you find one you like.

i have a black dog shampoo for inca and a white for the other three but will need some more as i got this lot last year at crufts. so running very low. idealy i want to get a good dirty dog shampoo a good white good black and a good conditoner. its just the exspence of the amount i need and the postege, as half the time its more exspencive in the long run getting lots of littl bottles but its exspensive in one go to het the bottle the groomers use for the amount of dogs they bath in a day.
 

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sometimes i just use human shampoo if i dont have any dog shampoo in. their is a whole range for ifferent tipes of coat, skin conditions, flees, etc just shop around till you find one you like.

i have a black dog shampoo for inca and a white for the other three but will need some more as i got this lot last year at crufts. so running very low. idealy i want to get a good dirty dog shampoo a good white good black and a good conditoner. its just the exspence of the amount i need and the postege, as half the time its more exspencive in the long run getting lots of littl bottles but its exspensive in one go to het the bottle the groomers use for the amount of dogs they bath in a day.
Can you recommend a good conditioner? I've only used shampoo on Flo so far and the fur on her back feels quite dry and frizzy sometimes, especially after brushing.
 

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sometimes thats just them, both Echo and Gypsy have a slightly corser strip on their back, more Gypsy now, it is also a darker colour on Gypsy.

lol i dont have a grooimg conditioner at the moment still using humas shampoo. but in the next couple of month im planning to buy one my groomer used, cant remember the name will need to do a search, its just funds at the moment, just after chrismass and i work at a kennle which is seasinal, we wont pick up till feb as the valintines day gets closer.

so only buy thing that a reely need or want and can aford without leaving myself skint. as we still have Delta to get spayed and Joey(cat) to nuter. grr everything vomes at once lol.

anyway back to the pount, just google product or look on petshop websites and see whats on offer.
 

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I haven't given Rufus his first bath yet. I wonder if he will take to it or not haha. Any suggestions for getting them used to water and behaving well in the bath?
Do your cockapoos like getting baths?
 

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I recently just purchased a new shampoo (John Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo). It is supposed to help with dry, itchy skin. So far, it seems to have helped Maisey. She has really lessened the itchiness.

I have also heard that oatmeal shampoos are supposed to help with dry skin.
 

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We were told use johnson & johnson baby shampoo with conditioner, seems to work good and doesnt dry skin out.
That would be cheaper than dog shampoo. Who told you to use that?? Vet, breeder or other ? On my Pit I use anything, dog shampoo or my shampoo. But Chloe has a little more sensitive skin. I like the idea of baby shampoo, I'm always afraid of getting soap in her eyes. Does anyone put cotton balls in the ears to keep the water out ? Chloe shakes them out!!!

Oh, hey !! Pittsburg, PA........Hello...From Reading
 

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Haha cottonballs! I haven't heard of that. Good idea since they have ears more likely to get infections. Would like to see that ;)
 

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That would be cheaper than dog shampoo. Who told you to use that?? Vet, breeder or other ? On my Pit I use anything, dog shampoo or my shampoo. But Chloe has a little more sensitive skin. I like the idea of baby shampoo, I'm always afraid of getting soap in her eyes. Does anyone put cotton balls in the ears to keep the water out ? Chloe shakes them out!!!

Oh, hey !! Pittsburg, PA........Hello...From Reading
the company that make johnston baby products make dog shampoo.
 

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OK Kendal, hum will look into that. Know anything about the cotton balls??
lol dont exactly know what your ona about lol but i use bits of cotten balls the clean their ears, i doknow that if we get a dog in with bad ears we use cotton balls abit like earplugs to stopp water getting in.


is that waht you were asking about ?
 

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I use top paws puppy shampoo, not sure if it is a world wide brand or not, it seems to later nicely. she has had 2 baths, the first...she was a little stinky, the second...she decided to roll ontop of a dead mouse that she brought inside!!! HOW WONDERFUL!!!! so I had a little freak and took her to the bath....she doesn't hate the bath....she hates to be rinsed...I finally got in with her and turned on the shower to rinse her becasue she really hated it, but was fine if she was in my arms, so needless to say, my clothes were soaked...next bath, it's bathing suit time! lol
 

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lol dont exactly know what your ona about lol but i use bits of cotten balls the clean their ears, i doknow that if we get a dog in with bad ears we use cotton balls abit like earplugs to stopp water getting in.


is that waht you were asking about ?
Yes, Kendal that is what i'm talking about. They say cockers are good for ear infections so to prevent them use cottonballs to keep water out of their ears. You know everything I think. So anyway try and keep those things in a dogs ears when they are shaking!!! Flying cottonballs.whew duck and look out.
 

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if you use a big enought bit and wedge it in it should stay in, it will get a little bit wet which will help keep it in. never had to do it with my lot.
 

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I think they do a no tears Johnson baby shampoo. Wilfs always been fine, he just stands there... Mabel however is happy to stand in the water but is like wriggling cat when you properly get her wet, shes not happy at all. Have used different shampoos I just stand there smelling them all... looking like Im getting a fix .. I just buy the one that smells the nicest . A neighbour has an Afgan and she uses Pantene shampoo and conditioner its coat is lovely x
 

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I use top paws puppy shampoo, not sure if it is a world wide brand or not, it seems to later nicely. she has had 2 baths, the first...she was a little stinky, the second...she decided to roll ontop of a dead mouse that she brought inside!!! HOW WONDERFUL!!!! so I had a little freak and took her to the bath....she doesn't hate the bath....she hates to be rinsed...I finally got in with her and turned on the shower to rinse her becasue she really hated it, but was fine if she was in my arms, so needless to say, my clothes were soaked...next bath, it's bathing suit time! lol
ahahah how nice of her to give you a present! ;)
 

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Lia love your signiture x
Lady Amanda ..Wilf is always rolling in "dead" things, great idea getting in the bath lol but think i would be a bit stuck when it came to getting us dry x
 

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Maybe I could just write it on the bottom of mine and update it every day ... off to work it out lol x






Wilf 3 years 4 months 1 week and 4 days
Mabel 4 months and 4 days
 
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