We're at the lake for a few weeks. Ordinarily Murphy is a desert dog down in Phoenix and doesn't get very dirty. Baths every couple of weeks are enough. Murphy really likes it in Minnesota (at least his first summer experience)!
My wife, not thinking it through to it's logical conclusion, took him for a walk down by the lake, where it was wet, AND freshly mowed. DIRTY DOG!
Groomer gave us some courtesy shampoo (a gallon pre-mixed, very gentle I think). My wife dumped him straight into the sink and started rinsing before I could brush him out, but that's OK. With the washing, rinsing, brushing, combing and dog dryer, he was pretty much cleaned up in fairly short order. (Vacuuming the grass clippings from laundry room afterwards is a different story!)
Anyway, assuming he'll be DIRTY DOG! again, probably several times, this summer, and I know you gotta do what you gotta do, how do I make sure I don't wash him to the point that his skin gets dried out?
What should I be doing to help his skin from getting dried out in the first place?
Thanks for your kind advice!