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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Grooming 4 month old?

Recon loves to get muddy and swim in the creek ... we try to make it a point to give him a bath especially after he's doing his outdoor swimming adventures. What is a good shampoo? Also, how do you brush your dogs hair?

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Re: Grooming 4 month old?

Morgan is a mud machine. I do my best to get it off her with rags if she's wet or brush it off with the thing below if she's dry. After that I take a warm rag with Johnson's baby shampoo and rub it all over her. Then I dry her off again. Sounds like a big production but it take only a few minutes.



The oval shaped rubber brush it what I usually use - it didn't work as well on Otto when he still had puppy fuzz but I haven't had an adult yet it didn't work well on. Except for spring shedding of the undercoat - that's what the rake thing with the teeth is for.

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Re: Grooming 4 month old?

You don't want to be washing your Shepherd much - it will remove the natural oils in their skin and coat.

Just rinsing them off with plain water should do the trick for most of the dirt.

I save actual washing for the REALLY dirty, I-rolled-in-something-DEAD type of days.
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Re: Grooming 4 month old?

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Originally Posted By: Lauri & The GangI save actual washing for the REALLY dirty, I-rolled-in-something-DEAD type of days.
Yeah I neglected to mention when Morgan swims, it's in upper Narraganset bay and she likes to roll in that rotten green stuff the tide brings in. Or slugs in the yard - but she has to paw at them to make sure they're good and gushy first.

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Re: Grooming 4 month old?

I use all natural, non-scented baby wipes for Stark.

We have a nightly doggy-playdate at the park with a few other dogs and he will come home with dries slobber on his coat. A few wipes with the cloth and he is as good as new.

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