We use the same thing we use on ourselves. Any decent, inexpensive shampoo will do. I will say, though: don't wash your dog in the winter at all, and only wash him a few times in the summer. Washing dogs too often is very bad for their skin and coat.
Depends on the breed. My toy poodle gets baths weekly with baby shampoo. It does well.
Perhaps Karl needs to learn that the world is not going to agree with him on everything and if he feels the need to rant to others to support his opinions it should be stated in a matter that is not offensive to the other posters. If he feels the need to leave, so be it.
Have any of you ever seen the film or movie, called 'Rain Man, by Dustan Hoffman?
On that film, he made it after months of studing Autistic Children and adults with Autism. well, in the movie he wore only Fruit-of-deloom underwear. He also watched his favorite television program every day at the same time. His brother took him on a long road trip. When he could not get clean umderwear or see his favorite tv program, he went completely nuts and scream loudly and jumped up and down on the floor. He was a grown man but, he still acted that way, anyways. Once, Autistic children fixate on a certain, program, clothing, or food, hell or high water will not change their minds or attitude. He is acting this way toward me at present time. He has fixated himself on certain foods in my house and will not deviate from that course. Those with Autistic Children, how did you get them to change their minds? What methods has worked for you? Pulling this Rain Man trick could casue him to harm himself or others around him. Should I have to go back to all those foods he use to eat, jus because he cannot accept anything new? If he himself does not choose the new food, he will not touch it absolutely.
Funny i'm autistic (high functioning but still) and yes it was hard to change my eating habbits, but it is not impossible. I was like that when i was younger, however, if something was presented enough and say served differently (cucumber without skin as opposed to skin as an example) i would eat it.
Like i said, encourage him, perhaps even take him to the store with you (if possible) and have him 'help' you choose something new, let him be in somewhat control in that sense. Have him help you prepare it (again if possible), make it fun, make it exciting.