The last two baths I've given Cali, I strongly suspect I've gotten water in her ears because about a week later, she has had a smelly mucky ear/ears that I had to medicate. She never has this problem when she goes to the groomer, so it's definitely me who's causing it.
When she was smaller and I could bathe her in the basement sink, I never had this problem. Now I bathe her in my walk-in shower and use a hand held showerhead. It is much larger than the sink sprayer I used to use on her when she was little. After first problem with her ears, I tried to keep the showerhead away from her head and ears and carefully wet them and rinsed them with a washcloth. It was a slight improvement in that I only managed to infect one ear.
Any tips on how I can keep the water out of her ears? She's been at the petsitter's for two weeks and she will definitely need a bath when I get home this weekend! She plays nonstop with the other dogs and comes home covered in dog slobber and stinky.