Preparing for a new Puppy – Puppy Villa – Puppy Condo

Congratulations on your New PUPPY!

Heaven on Earth is to LOVE and BE LOVED by a Maltese” ❤️

 

We will shoot updated ‘TEAR STAINING REMOVAL & CARE’ tutorials, so look for them on our Youtube channel in the future months.  

We also plan on doing a POTTY TRAINING series of videos.

  • Tropiclean Bluerberry Facial Scrub
  • Chris Christensen Happy Eyes Tearless Shampoo
  • Oatmeal Sensitive Skin Shampoo from any line, but we favor Pure Paws Oats and Aloe
  • Butler Schein Tear Stain Remover (take care not to get into eyes)
  • Artero PRETTY EYES Tear Stain Eye Cleaner (please avoid getting into eyes)
  • CET Vanilla Mint Toothpaste and CET Tiny Toothbrush
  • Madan Pin Brush, face comb and steel tail comb from Toplinepet.com
  • Chris Christensen  Wooden Pin Brush
  • Bone Snap Clips from our MO Bling SHOP
  • Elastic Hair Bands from Toplinepet.com
  • Tiny Comfortable Harness (we carry XXS sizes for new puppies or teeny tinies)

 

Bone Snap Clips
Pretty Purples Bone Snaps
Beautiful Blues Bone Snaps
Pinky Pinks Bone Snaps
Extra Extra Small XXS is perfect for puppies and teeny tinies
PINK SNOOD for grooming or holding the hair back during meals
Madan Pin Brushes
Madan Combs
SNOOD in BLUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective Dec, 18th — We carry Pure Paws travel kits with more items to be added soon.    You can order from us or from PurePaws.net

AMAZON LINKS:

If you prefer Chris Christensen over Madan for brushes and combs, the Chris Christensen pin brushes, slicker brushes, wooden pin brushes and metal combs are excellent:






Amazon:

 

A great less expensive alternative wooden pin brush that I love for both myself and my dogs are:

 

VIDEO

Maltese Puppy Villa Supplies

  • Pee Pads from COSTCO or from AMAZON
  • Puppy Pee Pad Tray or we use a washing machine tray from HomeDepot or Lowes
  • X-Pen aka Excercise Pen
  • Water Bowl
  • Puppy Teething and Play Toys
  • Puppy Bed(s) … will have accidents, so you’ll want to pick up a few
  • Puppy Blankets (where you can rub your human scent on so the puppy can still smell you when you are not with them)
  • Plastic Shower Curtain to lay underneath the Puppy Villa




Some pee tray ideas. Check the size and you’ll want a pretty low lip so that the puppy can easily hop in to go potty. For boys you can get a little fire hydrant and place in the middle of the tray.  The tray replacements for the wire crates work well.

 

WARNING: This Laundry Machine Tray is HUGE, but I wanted to leave you a link … it can be found at Home Depot or Lowes. We love these as we have multiple dogs.

 

Costco Pee Pads … they are typically around $14.99 depending on your local Costco Pricing
Laundry Machine catch tray from HomeDepot or Lowes … these are large and awesome for multiple dogs.
Extra Extra Small TINY Comfortable Vest Harness with a matching Leash

 PUPPY FOOD AND TREATS

There are so many amazing choices in what to feed your new puppies.    Generally you’ll want to keep the puppy on the same food as what the breeder had them on.    You can transition to a new food slowly to ensure that you won’t be having to clean up a mucky wet sick poop.   Experiment with foods that your puppy will enjoy as well as one that will help produce nice clean stool.   Runny poops for consecutive days may mean that the puppy does not tolerate the food or treat.

We have experimented with kibble, raw and a variety of premium dog foods.   Tweety had an illness that required her to be on either a prescription diet or a limited ingredient grain free diet.   We chose to bring Tweety back to health by home cooking a grain free diet for her.   Currently we still either home cook or we purchase food from JUSTFOODFORDOGS.com     The girls also enjoy the JUSTFOODFORDOG treats.    They LOVE the food and they have maintained and overall great health.

Puppy Preferences

Puppies are pack animals and love sleeping and hanging out with their humans.    We recommend getting a BIG HUMAN bed.    We started training our girls by having them sleep inside their puppy crate in the middle of our bed.    I woke up in the middle of the night several hours apart to let them out to potty on the pee pad in our bathroom.    We did our potty sessions with low light and zero conversation to keep the puppy relaxed and to let them know that night time was for sleeping.   After a quick potty break they were put back in their little crate for more sleep.    The puppy quickly learned to not potty until morning and they were eventually able to sleep through the entire evening without a potty break.

Some families prefer the puppy to sleep alone in their puppy villa.    If possible it is best to have a separate puppy villa as close to a human family member as possible so that the puppy can not be alone and scared.    We recommend having a ticking clock near the puppy to allow the puppy to hear the pulse of mama’s heartbeat.    A huge comfort to the puppy when then they can’t be right next to their humans is clothes or blankets that have the human scent on them.   We like to throw our sweatshirts or t-shirts in with the young puppies to allow them to nest in something soft that smells like us.   Puppies have just been separated from their Mama and pack so they will be grieving the loss of their loves, but they will absolutely bond and love with their humans.

 

HUGS and WET KISSES to all the new forever furry kiddos you’ll be welcoming into your hearts and homes!

 

Items you can buy on our MO SHOP or on AMAZON:


 

The GIANT Waterproof liner that we put underneath the pen is great, though we do suggest putting a thick clear shower curtain as the very bottom layer, can be found on Amazon. Links below:

BATH – How We BATH a MALTESE DOG at Home

We have several ways to bath our dogs.    We often use soaking tubs to have the dogs SOAK in Shampoo as well as Conditioner.

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Soaking tubs are great for deep cleansing and conditioning.   You can find these drink tubs at Michaels during the summer months.   Foot soaking tubs that we have linked below are also great bath tubs for maltese less then 5 pounds.

 

 

 

 

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SHAMPOO OBSESSION:

We use a variety of products on the dogs that we groom.    When we bath puppies or dogs with sensitive skin issues, we like to use PURE PAWS OATS and ALOE.

FACE SHAMPOOS USED:

Tropiclean Blueberry Facial Scrub — rinsed thoroughly and condition afterwards as it can cause hair to dry out if left in too long.

Chris Christens HAPPY EYES, Tearless Shampoo — Sulfate Free === This was a first time using this product.   I like how safe it is for the face.

I also used the SHOW PREMIUM PET PRODUCTS  ROYAL TREATMENT Shampoo on Dolce’s face.   THIS product is NOT made for the face as it is a body shampoo, but I enjoy the way it smells on the dogs faces.   I am very careful not to get this product in the eyes as it is NOT a Tearless shampoo, albeit it is a SLS free product.

BODY SHAMPOOS USED:

PurePaws SILK BASICS Shampoo

PurePaws RECONSTRUCTING CONDITIONER mixed with PURE PAWS SILK CREME Conditioner

PURE PAWS is available at PUREPAWS.net or in our MO SHOP for cheaper shipping.    Amazon has some but the prices are very high!

 

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After we bathe the dog, we immediately clean out the ears.   We also clean the ears weekly if possible to prevent ear infections.

 

 






 

 


SHEAR SERIES ~ Maltese Dog Grooming Shears Series

Shear Series – Part 1:    Opening New Dog Grooming Shears

 

The Shear Company’s we show you are just a few of the many wonderful shear company’s available to groomers today.   These shears just happen to be the ones we have enjoyed using at Maltese Obsession Grooming.   The BEST way to buy shears to go try and test them out at a dog show to see how they FEEL and FIT in your hands.   The THUMB sizes can be fit to your thumb size using inserts to make the thumb hold smaller if you have slender fingers.   Working with profession shear manufacturers provides you with shear sharpening and a higher quality of customer service.    Check out dog grooming shows like GROOMEXPO, GROOMEXPOWEST, SUPERZOOM, Intergroom as these big dog shows will also host many of the shear manufacturers.

Chris Christensen Shears have been in our hands since we first learned to groom.   We started out with the Celestial Series.    Our favorites in the series are the Celestial 4.5″ Pixi CURVED Shear.   Our favorite Chris Christensen Thinner/Blenders are the 6.0″ inches MERLYN Blenders/Thinners    These are usually less expensive via Cherrybrook Pet Supplies at $78 currently on sale vs the $140 price on the Chris Christensen website.   Great deal to get these Chris Christensen Shears via Cherybrook.

 

Sensei SWVL Shears in the video have the swiveling rotating thumb and are pretty pricey, but well worth the price.   I picked up the 3 shears (1 Straight 7 Inch, Curved 7 inch and Chunkers) via a Grooming Show Special directly through Sensei     These thinners come in 25 teeth, 37 teeth or 57 teeth.    Each have a different use for pro-groomer and we won’t confuse the issue by talking about the differences in this particular post.

You can get these shears directly from the SENSEI website or you can go via AMAZON and I’ve added the links below.

The Kenchii Shears that we opened in this video are the Kenchii FIVE STAR Series, one of the more affordable lines they carry.   These can be purchased directly via Kenchii or via Amazon.    We have NOT YET tested these shears out to say whether we would recommend them or not.   WE ARE IN NO WAY ENDORSING the Kenchii line of shears as a good trial use of these babies are needed before we can determine whether they are worth their price tag (even though they are probably one of the least expensive shears in the Kenchii line).

If you are NEW to grooming, then you can look for less expensive shears to start out.   We recommend lengths from 4.5″ – 7″ maximum.   A great starter set is 1 STRAIGHT, 1 CURVED and 1 BLENDER/THINNER.    While less expensive STRAIGHTS and CURVES can work just fine, it is pretty hard to find good blenders that don’t bend hair (YUCK) ~~~ so a cheap blender will DAMAGE a good coat, so don’t waste even $30 on a cheap blender…..just sayin’ **<(^.^)>**

 

 

 

Some Less Expensive Great Starter Shear Sets:



Rinseless Shampoos for Easy Quick Cleaning of Pee, Paws and Face

 

 

 

Items mentioned here:
= Pure Paws No Rinse EXPRESS Shampoo
= Chris Christensen Show Off
= Chris Christensen OC Magic Foam
= Proline Rinseless Shampoo

 

16oz Diluted Ready to Use NO RINSE

The regular No Rinse comes in three sizes, 8oz, 16oz and gallon and is not diluted.   You can purchase this and dilute for greater value!

The 16oz No Rinse Express is diluted and is the one featured in this video.   The BEST ODOR ELIMINATOR

Dolce Polar Bear Face and Summer Short Trim with Palazzo Legs Video Tutorial

Part 1:    Body Clip using Wahl Bravura Clipper — Summer Town and Country Clip Tutorial

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Dolce Summer Cut Short Body Trim using Wahl Bravura Clipper to Clip her body

 

Part 1 we first trimmed the body short and left the legs long to give Dolce long Palazzo pant legs.   DOLCE FLIP Tutorial is included in this video.

  1. Clipper the body
  2. Trim the Feet
  3. Dolce FLIP TopKNOT Tool
  4. Dancing DOLCE Ending

 

http://tweetysmobling.com/product/dolce-flip

 

Pure Paws Shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

These videos are targeting maltese pet owners that would like to learn how to groom or touch-up/tidy groom their maltese at home.    The instruction is focused on helping to guide newer pet maltese home groomers.

Please be aware that every groomer and every pet maltese owners has personal tastes and preferences as to the look and hair styles that they prefer on their dogs.   We are sharing some of the variations of our favorite styles that we enjoy with our pet maltese.

 

Part 2:   Polishing the Body Clip + Polar Bear Face Trimming Tutorial

Part 2:

  1. Dolce Bear Face Trim and Summer Cut TutorialBack comb body using a 7 1/2″ groomers comb
  2. Polish 2nd time clipper the body to even out the coat
  3. Scissor shape the face
  4. Dolce FLIP topknot (buy tool on Amazon)
  5. Touch-up Tidy ears



TOOLS Used on Amazon:
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Maltese Shampoo: MO Go To Shampoo(s) ~ BLUE-Makes- WHITE

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Our Favorite Go To Shampoo Products for our Pet Maltese Dogs (Pure Paws ULTRA) Receive a 10% Discount at PurePawsUSA.com Coupon Code: MO10    or Enter via the LINK BELOW and 10% Discount will be Automatically Applied

We love using good shampoo products on our pet maltese.   Over the years we have tried and tested many different brands of ‘super chain’ and ‘specialized’ and ‘show dog’ shampoos.

Today we will discuss shampoo products as they compare to our GO TO GROOMING FAVORITES!

Note:   BLUE  makes WHITE

 

ENTER Coupon Code MO10  to receive PurePawsUSA.com 10% Discount

One of our favorite brands of maltese hair products is PURE PAWS.    I would call it the CHANEL Cosmetics of the dog hair product world as it is used by many show dog professionals.

Pure Paws Ultra Reconstructing Shampoo

I bought the GALLON size Pure Paws Ultra Reconstructing Shampoo some years ago and have given friends and family little bottles of it and STILL have enough shampoo for another year.  I definitely get my ‘MONEY’s WORTH’ with Pure Paws.

Originally I thought that paying $15-ish for a bottle of dog shampoo was expensive.   I went to the SUPER PET Chain stores and bought a cheaper $9.99 bottle of shampoo and found it to be mostly water and I would need 1/3 of the bottle to shampoo my dog.   The FRESH BATH  smell would hardly last an hour after use.   With multiple dogs in the house that little ‘super pet store’ bargain bottle of shampoo wasn’t such a bargain after all as I’d go through a bottle in a month and my dogs NEVER felt really clean using the bargain products.

The bargain really was when I purchased my first bottles of Pure Paws  shampoo.   The PP shampoo and conditioner MUST BE DILUTED.   ONE part product –> 8 parts WATER!     That $15 dollar bottle of PP shampoo lasted FAR LONGER then the cheaper $9.99 super pet store brand.     You are essentially getting a GALLON of Pure Paws product for a little more money then what you would pay for a tiny bottle of your local ‘drug store’ brand.

Pure Paws ULTRA is our GT Favorite Shampoo for our Maltese

BONUS FEATURE besides the BARGAIN of using a product like PP?? ==   My dogs looked VISIBLY whiter and cleaner and they smelled FRESH and CLEAN for days!

 

 

 

ENTER PurePawsUSA site here and 10% Discount will automatically be applied:

PurePawsUSA  10% Maltese Obsession Discount == Coupon Code MO10!

NOTE OF INTEREST:    Dog hair product company’s are NOT required by law to include their ingredients on their labels.    Very few high end dog hair product manufacturers choose to be as transparent as Pure Paws.   You will find their ingredients right on their labels.    Chris Christensen does NOT list their ingredients on their product labels.    

The Pure Paws Ulta Reconstructing Shampoo Ingredients:

Water, EDTA, Panthenol, Allentoin, Kathon CG, adjust ph with citric acid, ECO-1, Pearl, Sea Silk Extract, Spotted Orchid Extract, C-5, Hawaiian Citrus, Azurre Blue, Sodium Chloride   NOTE:   The PP Ultra Reconstructing line has been reformulated and the shampoo is no longer BLUE.   They have added spotted orchid extract fragrance.

PP Brightening Shampoo Ingredients:    Water, EDTA, Kathon CG, adjust ph with citric acid, Eco-1, Optical Brightener, Royal Blue, Orange Blossom, C-5, Sodium Chloride

Brightening Shampoos
PP Ultra Brightening Azurre Blue (whitens without bleaching agent) CC White on White Whitening (Indigo color whitens without bleaching agent) Tropiclean Spa Lavish Facial Cleanser

In the video we look at PP Ultra Brightening Shampoo and compare the VISUAL to the Chris Christensen White on White, which falls under the ‘WHITENING’ shampoo category. PP WHITE MAGIC Shampoo  vs. CC White on White == as these are both technically ‘WHITENING Shampoos’.

NOTE:    The above pictures products are whitening shampoos WITHOUT BLEACHING agents., but rather using OPTICAL BRIGHTENERs.    Exactly the way one would PHOTOSHOP a yellowish and dull image == you would add BLUE to the picture and the yellow’s would OPTICALLY appear whiter, while the darker colors would appear RICHER!    Really cool optical play on our eyes using COLOR!

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BLUE cancels out YELLOW

On the COLOR WHEEL:

BLUE & VIOLET cancel out the color opposite on the color wheel, which is YELLOW

  • INDIGO cancels YELLOW
  • BLUE  cancels out YELLOW ORANGE
  • AQUA cancels out RED ORANGE
  • GREEN cancels RED

 

Too bad there isn’t a green shampoo to test out against RED tear stains.    In the COSMETIC world of ‘deleting’ blemish marks with CONCEALERS, we use green concealer to hide a red acne blemish.    Those of us who want to delete our BLUE under eye bags must use ORANGE to cancel out the dark blue circles under out eyes!

I guess these BLUE shampoos are the CONCEALERS for our dogs to cancel out the ugly unwanted and dingy YELLOWS to produce Snow WHITE  Maltese coats.

The PP White Magic is claimed to be a ‘semi permanent color’.   I didn’t feel the need for such a strong whitening shampoo for my dogs, thus I have always only used the ‘Ulta Brightening’ Shampoo, when I have need to remove mild grass or urine stains.

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Pure Paws Silk Basics

Pure Paws Silk Basics Line:

Two beauties McCartney and Bimmer recently alerted me to a newer PP line == Silk Basics.   McCartney and Bimmer are always impeccably groomed and have very healthy and glossy coats, so I decided to give this newer PP Silk Basics line a try.

McCartney and Bimmer Facebook

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McCartney and Bimmer == Thanks for sharing about the Pure Paws Silk Basics line

I have to say that even after just one try, I really enjoyed the outcome that this Silk Basic line produced for the coats of my maltese.   Again, this Silk Basics line must be diluted 1:8 (one part shampoo to 8-10 parts warm water), thus making it a very good value at $21 for 16 oz.

The Silk Basics Shampoo as shown here is CLEAR and has no color, with a very pleasant clean scent to it.

My EYES tell me that the coat may become WHITER after using the Ultra Reconstructing or the Ultra Brightening shampoo when compared to the Silk Basics.    My EYES tell me that the coat seems SHINIER using the Silk Basics, however the less whitening effect it may have.

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WINNERS: PP Ultra Reconstructing Line(azure blue color), PP Silk Basics Line (vanilla color), CC Spectrum 10 (clear color)

My NOSE tells me that the dog smells clean and fresh, with a very  ‘YUMMY & LONG LASTING CLEAN’ smell.

I already LOVE the Pure Paws Silk Basics line and plan on using it as part of our regular shampoo regime.   Thank you McCartney and Bimmer!

NOTE:    If your Maltese has SENSITIVE, DRY or ITCHY skin ==  I would recommend the PURE PAWS  Oatmeal and Aloe Vera Shampoo.    Oatmeal has been identified as having anti-itch properties and there is no doubt that Aloe Vera has therapeutic properties on skin.     I WOULD NOT recommend the ULTRA line for any dogs with sensitive, dry or itchy skin!

Maltese Obsession Shampoo Routine:   PURE PAWS 10% off code is MO10 

Weekly or Bi-Monthly:

  • STEP 1:    FACE:  Wet face and apply SPA Lavish Facial scrub to face, taking care not to get into the eyes == leave this product on face and beard == Do not rinse yet
  • STEP 2:  For the BODY:  Shampoo with PP Ultra Reconstrucing Shampoo (azure color shampoo) – this will clarify and whiten the coat ==== RINSE
  • STEP 3:    Shampoo with PP Silk Basics Shampoo (clear zero color) – this will enhance, nourish, moisturize and supplement the nutrients already added from the Ultra Reconstructing step === do not RINSE YET
  • STEP 4:    Spray with the PP Rinseless Shampoo  and continue to lather – this helps to eliminate and ‘residual doggy odors’ on the coat and skin === NOW RINSE
  • STEP 5:   Condition with PP Ultra Conditioner OR PP Silk Basics = restore, nourish, strengthen === RINSE
  • LAST:   Carefully rinse and condition face and beard, avoiding eye area
  • TOWEL dry
  • Force air dry using the CC Kool Pup

After Walks Feet Cleaning and/or Spot Cleaning:

  • PP Rinseless Shampoo on Paws Only OR
  • PP Brightening Shampoo on Paws and stains only

Daily Grooming:

  • Very diluted Spa Lavish Facial Scrub
  • WARM  sterile Water to wash face
  • PP Classic Shine Conditioning Spray — every brush out (this has been recently reformulated and I have not tried the new reformulated product)
  • CC Ice on Ice brush out conditioning spray and brush out spray
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Maltese Obsession Go To Spray Products

 

NEW PRODUCTS THAT ARE HIGH ON THE LIST (but currently being tested out against our GT products)

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  •  PP Silk Basic Shampoo and Conditioner
  • CC Spectrum 10
  • CC Thick & Thicker
  • CC White on White

 

 

Pure Paws Maltese Obsession Favorite Go To Hair Products
10% Discount at purepawsusa.com COUPON CODE: MO10
  • Pure Paws Ultra Reconstructing Shampoo  16oz = $18.50
  • Pure Paws Ultra Reconstructing Conditioner   16oz = $18.5PP Silk Cream Conditioner $19.70
  • PURE PAWS TRAVEL SAMPLE KIT == by the time you use it diluted, it’s a great value in a tiny trial sized kit!! = $23
  • PP Brightening Shampoo 16oz = $16.50
  • PP WHITE Magic Shampoo 16oz = $23.60 == semi permanent coloring
  • PP Reconstructing Shine Spray 8oz = $15.25 == LOVE LOVE THIS
  • PP Rinseless Shampoo SPRAY 8oz = $12   16oz Bottle = $14.25 == 
  • PP SILK BASICS LINE Shampoo, Conditioner (BLACK BOTTLES)      

 

There are many creative ways to use dog hair products available on the market.   The PROFESSIONAL and SHOW DOG world pet products can offer great value and results without the high cost that we would presume to be associated with high end ‘couture’ brand products.    All products mentioned were purchased by Maltese Obsession, so that we can bring you an honest unbiased review and opinion.

Thanks for visiting and HAPPY GROOMING!

Dolce’s Daily Care Routine: Maltese Brushing, Tear Stain Cleaning, Teeth Brushing and Top Knot

Dolce shares our daily morning ‘Maltese Care Routine’ in a video tutorial, which will include:

  • Top Knot Flip aka ‘Dolce’s Flip’ top knot
  • Tear stain cleaning and eye hair drying
  • Teeth brushing
  • Brush out
  • Dingle Berry (aka:   Hitch Hiker, po0-poo, visitor, doo-doo) removal
  • Post brush out ZOOMIES

Dolce hanging out with Pinky after the video shoot

Dolce:  last clipper groom 2 months ago!   She is growing out nicely!

Products discussed:   Link to our Favorites all Sourced on Amazon

  • Heart ponytail flip tool (available on Amazon)
  • Contact solution (any brand that contains Boric Acid).
  • Virbac C.E.T. Vanilla MINT Enzymatic Toothpaste
  • Virbac C.E.T.  small toothpaste
  • Chris Christensen Ice on Ice Detangling spray
  • Pure Paws Classic Shine Conditioning Spray
  • Madan Apple Green FIRM Cushion brush
  • Madan steel tail comb
  • Chris Christensen 7.5″ #000 Coarse/Fine Buttercomb

Links and more information about combs and brushes used are in the below listed blogs/vlog

Comb Review and Blog

Madan Brushes and Chris Christensen Burshes Reviewed

Green Madan Pin Brush with FIRM Cushion is reviewed here

Dolce and Pinky wanting a Special Treat after their Video Tutorial Tapings

I’m a KOOOOOOOOL PUP!

Kool pup dryer for Maltese Obsession Pack! ~

Welcome to my ‘Blow Out Bar’!
Chris Christensen makes one of the better dryers for home and pet grooming.    I will compare the ‘Kool Pup’ with a pretty sub-standard  ‘pet dryer’ that I am sad that I spent money on.

I am SMILING at you!!!!
The one thing I have learned over the years is that ‘YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR’, although this isn’t always true….but it proved true for dog dryers that I chose.
KOOL PUP is currently 25% off!   I paid full price == it really is a great deal!
Drying the dogs with a human hair dryer never worked very well for me.   The COOL air was always TOO COLD and the HOT was TOO HOT.    Not to mention how awkward it is to try and dry a dog when I only have two hands with a clunky hair dryer in one hand.    THE FORCE of the air was always toooooo weak to ever dry the ears completely.

 

Dolce with Kool Pup (left) and Metro Air (right)

 

Years ago I cheaped out and spent $100 on a Metro Air Dryer.   Three tries and I  never touched it again until I had to dig it out for this review (WASTE).  $100 was a LOT of money to spend on a dog hair dryer in my mind.    This ORANGE thing was LOUD and the tank get HOT HOT HOT and the air is TOO HOT and the tank is UNSTABLE.    

The cord was sooooo  short that the dryer had to sit right next to the dog in order to reach, which makes it feel like both of us are in the middle of a hurricane!  The orange canister on this ‘thing’ gets super hot as well…clunky…hot….oh dear…
 
The hose on the Kool Pup is about 3x longer


Dolce Pondering ….’what SPECIAL TREAT will I get for doing this dog dryer review’
Dolce right after the Youtube Video shoot!

When I fell in love with the Maltese breed 5 years ago, I became consumed and ‘obsessed’ with everything maltese.   I dragged my kids to every AKC dog show and every grooming show that came near us.    It was at one of these dog shows that I was introduced to the Chris Chistensen KOOL PUP dog dryer, along with many of their other products.

The benefit of visiting dog shows and in particular ‘Grooming Shows’ is that many of the pet industry vendors will have booths for you to visit.    You can touch and feel many products that are available to us and even NEWER products that haven’t yet been released to the public yet.    Pet shows are amazingly fun to visit.

See how long the hose is on the Kool Pup?   Hi Dolce!



The Kool Pup just recently went on sale for $220, which makes this a good time to splurge if you have multiple dogs like I do.   I paid $325 for it at the show, but was lucky to have received quite a few gifts along with my purchase.  
Thanks to our grooming obsessed friends on Spoiled Maltese forum for alerting our SM community that this Kool Tool was on SALE SALE SALE!    Never has it been priced this low.   I might have to get another for the human girls in my home!

 

The added ‘HOLD A HOSE’ flexible extra arm, that can be used with the dryer to allow a hands free drying, is currently $85.    The dryer can be used without the arm, but I have to say that the extra arm comes in really handy if you can make the splurge.
This dryer comes in some pretty cool colors and is very small for the amount of air that is forced through it.    The hose on the Kool Pup is plenty long enough that I place the actual dryer as far away as I can from the grooming table, in order to help with the reduction of noise for my dogs.  
The force of the air on the dryer is quite strong and will reduct the drying time of your dog significantly.   You’ll notice in the VIDEO TUTORIAL, that I had to ‘batten down the hatches’ and cover my grooming supplies, so that I wouldn’t have top knot bands flying all over!    
The air temperature coming from the dryer will warm up after a few minutes of running on FULL POWER.
 
Currently $220 for the Kool Pup on sale from $325…thanks for the heads  up on the sale SM friends

The ‘LOUDNESS’ factor plays a role when drying our maltese.    The scientific and R&D side of my brain wanted to measure and compare the decibel levels.
 
  • Hair Dryer on high measured            98-99
  • Metro Air on ‘ON’ switch measured 107-108
  • Kool Pup on the highest measured  79-80
Decibel Level for Hair Dryer 98-99
Decibel Level for Metro Air 107-108
I used an app on my iPad to measure decibel levels relative to the hair dryer, the metro force and the Kool Pup.    These levels can vary depending on how the decibel meter is calibrated.
Kool Pup Decibel Level on HIGHEST is 80
Kool Pup Decibel Level on MID LEVEL was 75 
Kool Pup on Lower Setting was 68, but I NEVER use it this low as the air comes out too cool on the lowest setting
The number one complaint heard about the Kool Pup dryer is that the air is not warm enough.    This force dryer pushes the ambient air in your room and does warm it slightly.    The fact that the air doesn’t get too warm, makes it amazingly safe to use on our dogs.     On cold winter days when the dogs are really cold after a bath, I will ‘FEED’ the Kool Pup warm air by facing a warm hair dryer towards the vent of the Kool Pup.    This allows the Kool Pup to push a ‘warmer then ambient’ temperature out to my cold dog.
 
 
My GO TO GROOMING TOOL(s) GTGT that I use when blow drying my dog are the CC wooden pin brush and the Madan pin brush.     The CC FUSION brush is brass plated and is not meant to be used on a wet coat NOR with any types of sprays and solvent.

When the dog is wet it is more pleasant for your dog if you brush out with the CC Wooden pin brush.     As the dogs becomes dryer, you can switch over to the Madan pin brush in order to fully straighten the hair.

Dolce says YUCK to any other dryer!

 

The video tutorial will show how straight Dolce’s fur becomes after using the Kool Pup.    If I didn’t dry her with this amazing little dryer, her hair would be pretty WAVY and CLUMPY.   You can see her natural wavy hair in the beginning of the video.

 

This battle of the dog dryers was a ‘BLOW OUT’!   
The END!!!   ‘nuf said…
Dolce smiling right after the video shoot was finished! 



Note:   All fluffs as wells as their groomers have different tastes, needs and favorites.   Not every SPAW treatment need be the same.    Maltese Obsession is happy to share our PAWSITIVELY Perfect GO TO Grooming experiences.