Molly requires lots of washing in the fall – she likes muddy puddles. With the other dog shampoos she dries out and then I need to condition her. The conditioner is too much so she gets mats. Your shampoo was a good medium. Washing her 5 days in a row and she didn’t dry out. No mats. We are now in a cleaner season so I don’t need to bathe her constantly, but in the extreme case the shampoo worked great.