Since Spock has doing Therapy Dog visits starting in October, Pet Partners procedures requires a dog bath before each visit. Since he does Read With Me (RWM) visits in our local elementary school each week, bathing him every week was just not possible or recommended for Dobes. Instead I chamois him down each week before his RWM visits using these chamois purchased on Amazon:
Dobe Chamois https://amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AY3X0/
CedarSuds Pet Shampoo- We Like Honeysuckle https://www.cedarcide.com/product/ce...s-pet-shampoo/
I use a couple spots of CedarSuds Honeysuckle shampoo on a warmed wet chamois and wipe the Dobe down all over, in front powder room. (less traumatic than walk in shower) I also clean all four paws good, as well. I keep rinsing chamois in running hot water and it's just warm when when wiping the Dobe. After first "wash", I then wipe down with a clean water chamois, rinsing frequently.
Both Spock and Eva are used to this type of chamois "cat bath" in front powder room. (don't tell them that's the name of it!) I just did with Eva this morning before Vet visit and she smells wonderful when I bury my nose into her soft neck fur, not overpowering, just fresh and odor free!
For a heavier chamois bath, I take dog into walk in shower in Master bath and use (2) 5-gal. buckets of tepid water, one for soap and one rinse. In this case one chamois for wash and another for rinsing. Still much less water than a full shower hose down, my old method.
Cleaning a Doberman with a chamois is like wiping down an expensive sports car with a real chamois- both result in a sleek, shiny finish!