About Lap of Luxury Dog Spa
The best in grooming and beautiful, quality products to your dog
Jonathan David, star of Animal Planet’s "Dogs 101" and "Groomer Has It" and ranked among the top five groomers in the USA, boasts a celebrity client list that includes Mariah Carey, Ralph Lauren, Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates, Betty Buckley, Louise Lasser, John O’Hurley, Betsy Johnson and Ivana Trump. David has distinguished himself in New York and Los Angeles as a stylist for the cosmopolitan canine and now as the new managaing partner of Lap of Luxury Dog Spa brings that flair to the Boca Raton area. A firm believer that a dog’s health and grooming go hand in hand, David has also become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on a variety of dog related topics including canine healthcare, nutrition, and general fabulousness.
“Grooming is essential for a happy and healthy dog,” he explains. “Not only do unkempt dogs feel dirty, they are more prone to skin irritations and infections.” He points out that oily hair will tangle and matt; waxed ears will omit foul odors, or worse, become inflamed, leading to possible dangerous health conditions. If nails are allowed to grow too long, it can cause dog’s toes to spread – or splay, as it’s known in the dog world; very painful for dogs.
Jonathan David’s career with canines began as a teen in the show ring, where he specialized in Australian Shepherds and The Chinese Crested Dog. He then moved to Manhattan to attend the prestigious Nash Academy of Grooming. While working at a grooming shop in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, he met Debi Mazor and her toy poodles, Delores and Lorraine. The actress asked for “a glamour cut” for her two pampered pooches and was wowed with David’s continental trim – an over-the-top flashy cut usually reserved for poodles in the show ring.
“My inspiration was and still is the greatest city in the world, Manhattan. When I worked in the shop, I would walk along Madison Avenue and notice the fabulous people with their dogs and I would wonder why the dogs didn’t match up. Of course, they were adorable but they were missing that certain flare. I decided I would give it to them!”