Sham-Pooch Dog Shampoo

"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)."
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
Ready In:
4-10 Washes


  • 1 pint ivory liquid dish soap or 1 pint dove liquid dish soap
  • 1 pint water
  • 1 pint apple cider vinegar
  • 4 ounces glycerin (available at your local pharmacy)


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

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  1. Chef 920429
    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.
  2. Yogi8
    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.
  3. michelle jadaa
    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.
  4. Poodle-icious
    Great for people, too!<br/><br/>I tested this shampoo on myself before using it on my standard poodles (I have 4). I absolutely love it!! I will never again buy shampoo for my dogs or myself! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I would give it 10 stars if I could.
  5. No likey clean-up
    I have no doubt this recipe will work, I can't wait to try it. I recently stumbled on the benefits of apple cider vinegar. This stuff not only leaves your dogs coat soft and shiny but feeding him/her 1 tablespoon for a 50-100lb dog will eliminate fleas, YES FLEAS. We had a terrible infestation and it is all gone since starting ACV. I am now online looking for other recipes at the moment. This is truely some miracle stuff. I also take it myself for other health benefits. Thank you Titanium Chef for this great shampoo recipe.



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