There is no right or wrong way to bathe your German Shepherd Dog. There are, however, a few things to be aware of.
First, your dog probably won’t need that many baths. I bathe Aura about once every 2 or 3 months.
Second, if your dog has a stinky odor it could be due to inflamed or infected skin. Bacterial and yeast infections can cause your German Shepherd to have a strong odor, and so can a poor diet.
Cleaning your German Shepherd’s Ears:
When I bathe my German Shepherd Dog, I start with cleaning her ears. My last shepherd, Fina, used to have really gunky ears, and they needed to be cleaned once a week. She also had chronic skin issues. Our second shepherd, Aura, has really great skin and ears. I generally only clean Aura’s ears at bath time. When I clean her ears I use Verticyn. I used to make my own cleaning solution but this stuff is cheap and works great. Just follow the directions on the bottle to use this product.
Next, I clip her nails and file them down. I use a Dremel to file the nails down and it is done very quickly.
There are all kinds of really great shampoos out there.
I’ll add them to this list asap.