Consider applying a leave-in conditioner
after your dog's bath. Brushing your dog regularly will also stimulate the production of natural oils in the skin. Most dog’s don’t generally enjoy bath time so using a leave in conditioner following the shampoo and bath is the best choice for most dogs. Conditioning is particularly important to breeds that are prone to matting and who have long fur.
However, depending on your breed, conditioning your dog may be unnecessary but it can have some benefits. Since shampoos can be drying, a conditioner can help offset the effects, especially if your dog is using a medicinal shampoo.
As with shampoos, be careful to avoid ingredients and chemicals that may be harmful. Aim to stick with all-natural ingredients.
Dog conditioners are available either to rinse off following a shampoo or to leave-in as a dog dries. Conditioning should make it easier to brush your dog and keep your dog tangle-free following a bath, particularly if your breed has long fur or fur that easily becomes matted.
Conditioners help with unpleasant odors that your dog may develop before it's time for their next bath.