Never use your own shampoos on your dog since they’re notformulated for a dog’s skin and can cause irritation. Kirby has silky hair which requires aconditioner to keep it soft and manageable. I have experimented with different pet shampoos and conditioners. The brand I like best so far is Tropiclean. I prefer to use the shampoo and conditioner inone since it eliminates a step for me. Theseproducts are organic meaning I can read and understand all of theingredients. It doesn't sting orirritate his eyes which is a plus since I scrub his face. An added benefit is it is soap free so it won'tirritate or dry out his skin. There areseveral variations to choose from designed for specific hair problems orcertain desired results. I alternatebetween the Papaya 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner enriched with oatmeal tosoothe his skin and the Opti Neem Shampoo to protect him (and me) from fleas.
These are pictures of Kirby at six weeks old getting his first bath on the day I brought him home. (Even though the date on the pictures says 2008 he was born 01/09/2009. The camera had the wrong date set which we didn't realize until the pictures were developed)