A standard bathtub or even a shower will work for bathing, although a raised tub and and a long shower hose are helpful. A nonslip mat on the floor of the tub is important. Although many manufacturers produce shampooo specifically for dogs, many of these products tend to dry out goldendoodles' skin. Instead of these, use a mild baby shampoo or a 2 in 1 shampoo with conditioner included. Regular shampoos won't kill fleas, so if this is necessary, use a shampoo designed specifically for this purpose. A human lice shampoo is also effective.
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Most members of the organization have tiny or extremely passive dogs. Mambo MOMBO in her professional name is neither small or passive. Most of the handlers wanted to go to schools, or day care centers, or assisted living places. There was a HUGE need for dogs to go to depressing 'end of life' centers, or places where people go after amputations. There was a huge need for dogs to go to places where they could help with people sitting up, or stretching or moving in general, using the strength of the dog to help. This has become Mambo's specialty. Visiting such places is emotionally very hard on both the dog and the handler. A few Months ago Terry was seriously considering switching to Hospital duty, mostly involving cancer patients, many of whom are kids. She missed a couple of weeks of visiting the 'end of life' center, which not only is end of life but also a Medicaid and Veterans facility. She got cards and calls from anguished folks 'Where is Mambo, most of which also inquired 'Is she OK, has she been hurt?' Terry went to meet with the administrators to talk about it. She was told what a huge difference she made, and even though she is not allowed to take any pictured in the facility, she was shown to a post board, which contained a clandestine acquired set of photos, of Mambo with her patients.