Favorite dryer?

meepitsmeagan

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So I'm seriously thinking about getting a super high velocity dryer because the shedding in my house is OUT OF CONTROL.

Any favorites? I really don't want a cheap-o that isn't going to do a great job. I've got a lot of undercoat to take care of. The orange one that people tend to recommend doesn't cut it for my crew, unfortunately.
 

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I bought the orange Metro Mini vac last month I think..it works, and it floofs/dries them and gets a little coat out, but it isn't as powerful as I thought it would be. Probably whatever the next step up is would do it!
 

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I really really really like this one:
https://www.petedge.com/zpetedgemai...DCAEFA2FB3&show=12&view=grid&wec-locale=en_US

Course, it's also expensive. Hahaha

I bought this one:
https://www.petedge.com/zpetedgemai...31D940AFB3&show=12&view=grid&wec-locale=en_US

It works well, but not as well as the first one I linked. It's definitely better than nothing, but doesn't have the sheer force that I'm used to so drying takes longer and it maybe only gets...2/3 of the undercoat out than the first one listed does. My dogs don't have thick undercoat, either. On something like a husky or Great Pyr I'd be less happy with it. But, for me, it does the job and I've been happy with my purchase!
 

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One of the things I would look at is what HP the dryer has, most of the "better" ones seem to be 4HP.

But I'm interested in responses because this is on my list of dog stuff.... And it's finally at the top of said list. LOL.
 

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So I've done a little research on pro-grooming forums and most people recommend the K-9 II dryer. It is close to $400, but apparently rocks. My groomer friend uses it as well and loves them, and she grooms about 30 dogs/day.

For anyone interested in de-shedding mainly with theirs, the best bathing soap system to use is Best Shot's 3 way system. Blow dry before bath, then bathe with that and a rubber Zoom Groom, then blow dry again and finish with a light brush.
 

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Nolu recommended Furminators deshedding shampoo and conditioner. I'm going to be trying this with my guys soon.

PM ThatCrazyGroomer, she has one she uses at home that works really well, and it's going to be the one I buy when I buy one, and it's not terribly expensive either.
 

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Nolu recommended Furminators deshedding shampoo and conditioner. I'm going to be trying this with my guys soon.

PM ThatCrazyGroomer, she has one she uses at home that works really well, and it's going to be the one I buy when I buy one, and it's not terribly expensive either.
I was just at her salon.. I think it's this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0006...r+for+dogs&dpPl=1&dpID=41MhqBX5hIL&ref=plSrch

I have this one and love it, but it's significantly less powerful at 1.3hp.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000Q...r+for+dogs&dpPl=1&dpID=51Izts16DxL&ref=plSrch
 
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If you're just doing one or two dogs a day the B-Air Power 1 is what I use for my guys. I just bought a new one for the salon. I'm really excited about it.
http://www.amazon.com/B-Air-Dryers-...8&qid=1431662853&sr=8-8&keywords=b+air+blower
^That's what I had.

https://www.ryanspet.com/GB00108
^THIS is what I'm picking up Monday. :) Same brand, one just has more power to it.

My Power 1 has lasted five years and roughly 1300 dogs a year. It's been a good little dryer. :) It's not dead yet (or anywhere near it, really), I'm just picking up more clients in my salon and need something with a little more go power to it at this point.

The K-9II are GREAT except that for what you're paying, they need a frick load of maintenance and are NOT known for their longevity. When I had one I learned to repair it myself so I didn't have to send it out every month and be without a dryer because it was always dying for one reason or another. I hated the thing and was glad to see the backside of it.

And yes, I <3 Furminator. Hate the way it smells (personal preference) love what it does for my dogs (and my clients) :)
 
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