Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

If you wash your dog(s) half as often as we do, then you still spend a fortune on dog shampoo. I found this recipe on a couple of different websites... I just tried it out on our dogs and it worked great (of course that's just my opinion, you'd have to ask the dogs for the definitive answer).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 473.19 ml ivory liquid dish soap or 473.19 ml dove liquid dish soap
  • 473.19 ml water
  • 473.19 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 113.39 g glycerin (available at your local pharmacy)


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  2. EDIT 08/20/07: Thanks, all, for the nice reviews. I'm so glad it works well for you all!


Most Helpful

Titanium Chef, thank you,thank you!! I mixed up your recipe,and washed my yorkshire Terrier,oh my goodness she smells so good.Pebbles has a very "bad" body odor~~ I have tryed (I think)every shampoo on the market,plus using my own shampoo! She is very greasy as well.I would bath her,and the next day,it was like she had never been bathed. One other thing,I always had to comb and brush her before her bath.Well I tested your "Sham-pooch"and bathed her first,and it was so easy to comb all the tangles out. I really can't thank you enough for posting this recipe.I would give you 100* if I could.

Chef 920429 October 12, 2002

I can't stop hugging my dog! (he doesn't mind) Woody feels sooooo soft after using this shampoo. I've used many shampoos also, and this one is the only one I'll ever use on my dog. Thankyou so much for posting this! It is a little thin so if you can store it in a squeeze bottle, like the one the dish soap comes in, it's easier to apply to your dog.

yogi October 19, 2002

i must admit if i'm in a rush i'll buy a cheap shampoo for the dog but adding the vinegar really does help get rid of the "doggy" odor!!!thanks for posting.

michelle jadaa October 20, 2002

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