What kind do you guys use for your dogs? What about when they were puppies? (this isn't for show coat or anything, just curious pet owner)
I have some puppy shampoo, but I don't really like the smell of it too much and have never been impressed by it. I was looking at new shampoos, but since I am a poor teenager and have to buy this with my own money, I don't want to just go buying different bottles at $10+ a piece until I find a good one, lol. I'm kind of a cheapskate, but don't mind spending a little more for better quality.
I was looking at Finishing Touch Curly Coat Shampoo. Have any of you ever tried that? It was formulated for curly coated dogs like poodles, bichons, etc. (they also have a puppy shampoo- how long should I stick to puppy formulated shampoos? does it really matter?)
I don't know though. I'm really not sure when it comes to shampoos. I want something that smells pleasant and can make his coat soft and clean, but I don't know about using conditioners. What is your experience with conditioners? I heard they were bad for show poodles because they make the coat too soft, but is it okay to use on pets? How often? Wouldn't using it every time you bathe be bad for the coat? (questions questions... lol sorry) I don't think he needs them much anyway, cause he still has a lot of puppy fuzz on his legs and stuff that is always pretty soft. For future reference, I'd like to know though.
ALSO, one more thing: Is there any way I can get Desmond's hair straighter when I dry it? Can the shampoo influence that at all, or is that totally dependent on the dryer? (I'm using my own human hair dryer right now... it's not really that strong and the hair still curls a lot on his back even with a lot of brushing and drying) Any tips or tricks to help get the hair straight? I use a pin brush for the longer hair and a slicker for the short hair on his back and on the long hair to get the tanglies when I'm drying (and in general) then comb it all out after drying. It's still all curly!! D:
Any input is welcomed and thanks in advance!
Congrats if you put up with my incessant questioning this long. You are a trooper!