Planning the perfect pamper for your pup doesn’t have to cost the earth (in price or ethics). Whether your furry friend deserves a special day or is just so stinky you’re having to intervene… We’ve perfected the paw pamper routine using the gentle, natural and beautifully scented Pawdaw of London grooming range.
Pamper A Pup The Way Pawdaw Intended
Step 1: Preparing
What You'll Need
For the full pamper experience, we recommend having the following to hand:
Dog Skin Balm
A Dog Towel A Dog Drying Bag
Your Pups Favourite Treats.
Choosing Your Grooming Products
For best results, we recommend using a shampoo and a conditioner to cleanse and nourish the fur as well as soften and detangle.
As far as dog shampoos go, Pawdaw of London have four main options depending on your pups needs.
If Your Dog Is Prone To Rolling Or Constantly Battling Ticks And Fleas: you may want to try the Natural Shampoo Bar which boasts natural insect repelling ingredients and is scented with essential oils that can even tackle fox poo - thanks neem!
Long Haired Breeds Or Prone To Matting: The Natural Conditioner & Detangler is an excellent multi-tasker as it can be used on both wet and dry fur depending on whether you need a deep condition or help tackling tough tangles.
Extra Accessories For Easy Pampering
To Leave Your Dog Smelling Extra Fine After Their Bath: add a spritz of Natural Refreshing Cologne to the pamper routine and spray their bed for longer lasting freshness.
If you want to give your pup the true Pawdaw of London pamper experience, it’s not just about choosing the right grooming products...
You’ll have to go one step further and give them an ultra-plush microfibre landing pad for their post-bath relaxation time. If you ask us, you can’t just use any old towel for your precious pup. Our XL Super Absorbent Dog Towels are big enough to wrap them up in (regardless of breed) and fast drying so you can use them several times in between washes.
Then to further elevate the experience, the Luxury Dog Drying Bags provide a super snuggle sack space for pups to chill out and dry in, revealing fabulous fluffy coats on exit.
Before The Bath
To prepare your dog for their pamper treatment, our first suggestion is to give them a nice brush, to loosen any debris and identify the worst knots and tangles.
Then, set up the post-bath drying area for maximum relaxation. We recommend opening out a Luxury Dog Drying Bag on their bed, so they can be snuggled up while they dry.
Take your microfibre dog towel to the bath with you, ready to soak up the worst drips after the bath.
Step 2: Pampering
In the bath
Before you start the bath, make sure you have all your grooming products to hand and ready to use. Dogs tend to wriggle in the bath and may attempt to jump out so it’s best to minimise the amount of hands-off time. We recommend using a Licky Mats to help distract them and keep them settled, they can be stuck to most surfaces, including bathroom tiles, paste on some dog friendly peanut butter to keep them occupied.
The Pawdaw of London liquid shampoos come with handy flip disc top caps so there are no fiddly twist on lids to contend with and application is simple and easy.
Start by making sure you have adjusted the temperature of the water so that it’s not uncomfortably cold or too hot for your pups skin. Use the inside of your wrist to test the temperature.
Begin by rinsing your dogs fur, avoiding eyes and inside the ears until their coat is wet. Gently apply the shampoo, massaging in to cleanse the skin as well as the coat.
Once lathered up and rubbed in all over, thoroughly rinse out the shampoo until the water runs clean.
Now it’s time for that deep condition. Unlock the Conditioner & Detangler using the handy latch, and spray away. Massage through the coat, rubbing through the worse effected areas to work into the matting. You can leave it in or rinse it out, depending on your preference or pups needs.
Hold your pup secure so that they can’t slip or jump out of the bath while you wrap them up in their luxury towel, gently squeezing the moisture out of their legs, tail and ears.
Once feet are dried, you can either carry your pup or lead them to their prepared drying bag in their bed. Fasten the Velcro around their neck, tight enough that they can’t jump out, but not too tight that they feel uncomfortable and restricted. Zip them in and reward with a treat.
You can leave them drying and relaxing for anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes but most dogs are usually dry in under 30.
Now that your pup has had some deep relaxation in their drying bag, you can unzip to reveal glorious shiny and fluffy fur that smells oh so divine.
If you're looking to go the extra mile now’s the time to apply a few spritzes of Natural Refreshing Cologne for dogs, a 2-in-1 nourishing and deodorising spray. It's also perfect for freshening up beds, blankets & towels in between washes.
Finally, we can moisturise the paws and nose with the Natural Skin, Nose & Paw Balm, which can also be applied to any dry or sore patches of skin such.
Wow! What a result!
Time for a Natural Salmon Cookie, packed full of Omega 3 & 6 that support skin and fur from within to keep them healthy between grooming.
The Pup Pamper Shopping List
To make planning your next pup pampering session simple and easy, we've put together a handy shopping list with all the pampering essentials. Don't forget you'll also need a good dog brush and their favourite treats. Why not try our Natural Salmon Cookies? They're a tasty & nutritious snack made with just 3 simple ingredients. Add the cherry on top of the perfect pamper day here.
If you haven't already, we highly recommend going the extra mile and investing in a Luxury Dog Drying Bag and our XL Luxury Microfibre Dog Towel. Not only are they the perfect accessories for a spa-like pup pamper at home, you'll also save yourself time and energy after walks and activities that involve any level water and/or mud.
The Dog Drying Bag is great for at home and in the car, making drying and cleaning your dog after exercise simple and stress-free. Find out more benefits of the dog drying bag here.
On the other hand, the XL towel is super-absorbent and so big you can it wrap around your pup while still being thin enough to get in between fluffy paws. It's also fast drying which means less washing and the silky smooth microfibres don't hold on to hairs. Read more benefits of our luxury dog towels here.
If you're new to pup pampering or are looking to share the experience with other pup parents, browse our dog pampering kits for ultimate canine luxury. Our carefully curated dog pamper gift sets and hampers are designed to provide a delightful and indulgent experience for you and your furry companion.
Formulated Specifically For Dogs Sensitive Nose & Skin
All the grooming products are made from natural ingredients, except for preservatives which are essential to preserve any liquid-based product. The preservatives used are paraben and SLS free, meaning they are mild, gentle and not harmful to your dog’s eyes, skin or coat.
Beautifully scented with pure essential oils for long-lasting natural odour control.
Helping Others Along The Way
When you support Pawdaw of London, you’re not only treating your pup to luxury quality products you’ll also be supporting pups living on the streets.
1% of your purchase will be donated directly to Dogs on the Streets (D.O.T.S.), a charity organisation that support homeless pups and owners and by providing access to everyday essentials and vital healthcare free of charge.
Try Products, Risk-free
All of the products are covered by a generous 90 day ‘Love it’ Guarantee - but we doubt you’ll need it! If you're not in love with our products, let us know within the period for 100% of your money back.
Plan your next pup pamper day and give Pawdaw of London a go.
When it comes to our precious pups, nothing beats high quality, long-lasting products that are great value for money.
At Pawdaw of London, we are passionate about making pup-parenting life as easy and rewarding as it could be and offering you solutions that allow you to spoil and pamper your four legged friend as often as they deserve.
With their comfort and joy at the heart of what we do, nothing makes us happier than knowing how many pups out there are getting this royal treatment.
And the more pup parents we get pampering, the more pups on the streets we get to support through out partnership with D.O.T.S.
Get pampering now and start enjoying fresh pup cuddles!
A: Really, there's no limit on how often a pup should be pampered. Things to bear in mind, however, are their coat type, breed, level of activity and environment and can be anywhere between 2 weeks and 4 months.
Q: Are Pawdaw of London products safe for dogs?
A: Yes, Pawdaw of London's natural grooming products are made from natural ingredients, except for preservatives which are essential to preserve any liquid-based product. The preservatives used are paraben and SLS free, meaning they are mild, gentle and not harmful to your dog’s eyes, skin or coat.
Q: Are the dog towels suitable for all breeds?
A: Our towels are made to suit all dogs, and big enough to wrap around any pup, regardless of whether they are a small or large breed.
Q: What if my pup doesn't like the products?
A: All of the products are covered by a generous 90 day ‘Love it’ Guarantee so you can pamper your pup with peace of mind.
Q: Are the products suitable for pups with sensitive skin?
A: Yes, our grooming products are gentle and kind for pups sensitive skin. Our ingredients are specifically chosen for the dog-friendliness.
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