First of all, I need to wish Sophia a very happy “Gotcha Day”. Sophia has been with us for a year now, and I have to say that she has changed so much in that time.
When Sophia came into our home, we right away had some issues that we knew we were going to have some trouble with. For one, she was not potty trained. Maltese are hard to potty train anyway, but Sophia had an addition problem; she was already 2 1/2 years old.
Sophia was also very very afraid of grass and dirt. We right away knew that she was not going to be the one digging in the yard, but it also made it very challenging for potty training. It took Michael and I weeks of picking her up and placing her in the grass or gently leading her into the grass to get finally get Sophia to walk unassisted into the grass by herself.
Another problem we had was, the previous owners I guess didn’t know what they were getting into when they bought Sophia, and the poor dog’s hair was matted down to her skin in places. Her first haircut I gave her, she was awesome. I had to cut the hair all the way down, and she never once complained.
Over the past year, she has obviously overcome that fear of grass (dirt is a whole other issue), we are constantly working on getting her to pee and poo outside. She is doing so much better, but there are still days where she has accidents inside, so we have just learned to watch where we walk and the best ways to clean up the mess.
I made a promise to Sophia after that first grooming, that I would never let her get that matted again. I try to completely shave her every three of four months, but in between that those total cuts, I use detangling shampoo.
Recently, I’ve been using the Dancing Pet Best Groomer’s Pet Shampoo. It’s great for dogs that are prone to tangles and dry skin. Which is definitely Sophia.
I love this shampoo because it’s an all Natural Formula – no harsh chemicals, there is no oatmeal to irritate – only a grain-free alternative to soothe, no alcohol to dry or damage skin, no tea tree oil to sting or leave greasy residue, no hydrocortisone to break down the skin, no toxic stuff like MEA’s or DEA’s, it’s eco-friendly, all plant-based naturally-derived ingredients, and the biggy Doesn’t Deactivate Topical Flea Treatments.
I also love the the Dancing Pet shampoo because it leaves Sophia so soft, fluffy, and makes her hair super white. It also smells great. The shampoo has a very fruity smell, and deodorizes great, there was no “wet dog” smell after her baths.
Overall, I love this shampoo, and I would recommend it to anyone who has a dog with long hair. If you are interested in purchasing a bottle for your dog, you can find it on Amazon here.
You can also enter to win a bottle for yourself.