Ok, so i found this Wonderful trick out on sunday! I know, im slow to catch on. I took some shampoo and put it in an empty bottle with water and shook (like an eighth of the way full with shampoo). I wet Riley down in the tub and just squirted the bottle on him where i was lathering. It worked SO WELL!!! I was able to use less shampoo, got a nice lather, cut my washing time in half as i didnt have to stop to squirt more shampoo in my hands, and i only used 1 normal sized bottle to do the whole dog! I Loved it! Where has this been all my at home grooming life??!!