Giving the bath:
1) Wet down the coat. If you have a nozzle, use it to wet down the coat. If not, use a small cup. Since a Pom's coat consists of two layers of fur, it can take a while for the water to reach through to the skin, so do take your time to ensure that the coat is completely wet.
If not, you will not be successful at properly cleaning close to the skin where the body oils are.
2) Apply the shampoo and scrub all areas of the body
including tails, legs, under-belly, etc. Typically, you will want to scrub your Pomeranian for 3 to 5 minutes. If you feel that there are not enough suds, apply more shampoo and water as needed.
3) When rinsing the shampoo, it is best to use a spray nozzle if you have one, as this allows the water to more easily reach down to the skin. Proper rinsing is an essential part of grooming, since any shampoo residue left on the coat or skin will become caked on the skin, causing blockage of healthy air circulation and result in both skin and coat issues.
4) Apply the conditioner.
When the shampoo has been washed out, apply your chosen conditioner (more ahead on choosing the best products). Use generous amount; you want every
strand to be thoroughly
5) Rinse out the conditioner.
Take your time with this. When you think that you have rinsed enough, rinse one more time. Superior products are meant to do their job, but also to be washed out. If not, residue can become caked. This will most often occur down deep near the skin, so rinsing enough is vital.
6) When the bath is complete, remove the cotton and be sure to dry all areas with a soft, absorbent towel. Never rub the towel onto the coat. If you rub the coat with the towel, this can lead to disaster. It can create multiple tangles within seconds, and can completely ruin the coat.
Instead, use a dab and blot patting motion to absorb moisture. And be sure to dry the ear, both inside (just as far as the towel can reach) and out as moisture buildup there can cause issues.