I have only given the puppies 2 baths (when we first got them in November and again in December when we had a mud poodle play time). I used an oatmeal shampoo when I have shampooed them. When I say I comb them twice a day, it's more a 5 - 8 strokes over them each time (my Calypso gets matted behind her ears when she plays with Bear because her fur is long and fluffy behind them).
I think I'll definitely try the fish oil, do you put that over their food once a day? Thanks for the advice.