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Old 01-20-2011, 04:48 PM
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Question drying your dog after bath

should you use a hair dryer on your dog after a bath?
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:19 PM
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some do , some dont. It would freak my dog out
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:01 AM
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I don't use a hair dryer, it freaks my kids out. So I use 2 towels, 1 thick towel for when I just take them out the bath and get all the water out by which time the towel is sopping wet and doesn't help much anymore and 1 thin towel that I just rub the rest of the water out with and by then they are usually almost 100% dry. I then brush them out and put some baby powder on their fur because it absords all the excess moisture that remains...and it makes them smell like babies, obviously. Bella likes to kill the towel after I dry her so I have a 3rd towel for Bella which has a million bite holes in it and is in tatters, I just give it to her after I dry her and she kills the towel and leaves it after about 5 mins.

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Old 01-21-2011, 10:06 AM
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I have a HV dryer. I like to make sure Blaze is 100% dry. as i dont want to leave him sitting/laying around damp if i can help it (such as camping and cottages, I have no choice) as i dont want to worry about skin issues or hot spots under his hick fur.

Solo I dont bother to dry much, he is dry in no time as it is.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:20 AM
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I use a forced air dryer on Izzie, she doesn't dry very quickly and it gets drafty here.

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Old 01-21-2011, 10:21 AM
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It's an important part of growing up in getting your puppy used to the noise of a dryer. If you have a regular hairdryer at home, set it on warm, not hot, and if it still feels too hot on your skin then set it to cool. It's always best to dry the dog after a bath, especially in the colder climate. If your dog is a short hair, and it warm outside then a good towel dry is ok, as long as you dry them well.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:40 PM
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My dogs do not have long hair so we do not use a dryer. First I towel off every bit of the water as much as I can...which they like. THey are then told to down stay on a thick dry towel, and then a soft thick cotton blanket is put over them, tucked all around the edges and they are allowed to snooze. I even put them both together under there. When they get up, they are dry and happy.

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Old 01-22-2011, 01:11 PM
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all of mine have long hair so They do get blow dried Sometimes in the summer they run around the yard like loonies to dry lol
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:34 PM
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I use a good old fashioned towel.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:59 PM
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I use a towel and a forced air dryer if I have access to one. If not, if it's cold I will use my own hair dryer. It takes a good hour of drying though.
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