Goldendoodles who inherited only a layer of guard hair from their Poodle parents will only require a bath once a month or even less frequently.
Doodles with both the guard and the ground layers may need to be bathed more often to reduce the amount they shed. Along with regular brushing, this will also prevent hair matting and lower the intensity of their odor.
Can I Wash My Goldendoodle Weekly?
Unless it’s otherwise indicated by your vet, there is no reason to wash them this often. In fact, bathing them too frequently may be counterproductive, as this can dry out your Doodles skin, which may cause itching.
This will prompt them to scratch themselves and in the worst case, cause infections. In the best case, there will be a lot more shedding than usual.
How Do You Bathe A Goldendoodle?
Brush them before their bath to remove all the knots from their hair before getting them wet with lukewarm water.
When shampooing, it’s recommended to use products that help prevent skin irritations, like Pro Pet Works All Natural 5 In 1 Oatmeal Shampoo, which also has a built-in conditioner. This will mean one less rinsing and a more stress-free time for your pet. Apply the shampoo from neck to tail, avoiding their eyes and ears, rinse thoroughly, then dry your dog.