How often should I wash my puppy and what shampoo and conditioner should I use. My labradoodle is about 5 1/2 months old and she is quite the little terror. She gets into everything and is always managing to get REALLY dirty. She is an inside dog but we play outside a lot, go hiking etc. She seems like she always needs a bath but I am concerned about her skin drying out from bathing her too often. One specialist online said that there is no reason why your dog shouldn't bath as often as you do. Our vet however recommended bathing about once a month. We use 'mane and tail' that shampoo for horses, but my friend said it was awesome for dogs. It seems to be moisturizing and there is no flaking or irritation. What are your thoughts??