Prepare homemade dog shampoo if you’re looking for a natural alternative to store-bought pet products. In addition to protecting your companion from harsh detergents, making your own dog shampoo costs less than buying it. Make a large batch of pet shampoo and store it in an air-tight container if you own multiple dogs. Rinse your dog thoroughly after washing him — shampoo residue can irritate his skin.
Things You'll Need - Large bowl or bucket,1 cup all-natural liquid dish soap,1 cup water,Long-handled spoon or ladle,1 cup apple cider vinegar,1/3 cup glycerin,Bottle.
Pour 1 cup gentle, all-natural liquid dish soap into a bowl -- this will form the base your dog shampoo. This ingredient helps loosen dirt and other debris.
Add 1 cup water to thin out the soap. Mix well, but don't stir too vigorously, otherwise you'll beat the mixture into a lather. Add a little more water if your dog has particularly sensitive skin.
Add 1/3 cup glycerin. Mix well. Glycerin coats your dog's fur or hair, helping it retain moisture.
Store your homemade dog shampoo in an empty bottle. Give it a good shake before each use to mix the glycerin back into the finished product.