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About Me - My Story

I have had an interesting journey to get to where I am so I will try and keep it short.

My original 'career' was as a police officer here in sunny Dorset and I did that for nearly 24 years until I 'retired' in 2021. Back in 2014 however I retrained as a professional dog groomer as well and during this time I discovered , to my amazement, that there is no legislation around dog shampoos and other skin care products at all other than CLP for labelling. This means there no requirement to list ingredients or even any control over what ingredients are used.

I was hearing all the time of dog groomers with skin problems, dogs with skin problems and at the same time I was becoming more and more aware of the issues around pollution, plastic and chemical and this led to extensive reading around the subject and eventually The Dog and I was born.

The Dog and I is all about luxury grooming products which are kind to you, your dog and the planet and I have now expanded into quality faff free products for outdoor loving humans too.. I use high quality, plant based ingredients which are gentle and effective and natural, dog friendly essential oils and absolutely no harsh detergents such as SLS and SLES which you will find in the majority of commercial brands.

All my products are handmade, tested only on humans and completely cruelty free.

I am a small family business and not only are my products beautifully made but I also strive to offer the best in customer service. Without my loyal customers there would be no business and I truly appreciate each and everyone of you.

One thing leads to another, as often is the case in business, and I now have a well established teaching business too, The Soap Coach, where I teach soap and other product making as well as business set up, coaching and strategy helping other budding and growing business owners.

Thankyou for reading


The Soap Coach