A dog should be bathed only occasionally; frequent bathing is not only unnecessary, but also harmful to the coat. Once or twice a month should be quite adequate. Use any good Dog Shampoo, not human shampoo.
Use water that is only slightly warmer than tap water – dogs are very sensitive to hot water. Tackle the head last, as dogs generally resent their head’s being soaked. Make sure that water does not get into the ears, and after the bath check to see they are dry inside. When all traces of soap are washed off, allow the dog to shake itself. Only light toweling will then be required. In cold weather the dog may be sunned thereafter, or a hair dryer used for quick, complete drying.
Note: Do not use any carbolic product or phenyl in a household with dogs.