Before shampooing, please take a look at this video and read Keep ’em brushed. If you decide your dog does need a bath – after brushing!!! – it’s okay to use your own shampoo. Dilute 1:4. One part shampoo to 4 parts water. Wait until the dog is nearly dry and brush and comb again. The objective is to prevent mats, which begin the felting process. For links to recommended brushes, click here and scroll past the video.