TIPS FOR DRYING YOUR DOG AFTER A BATH

AIR DRYING -

IF YOU HAVE A SHORT COATED DOG YOU CAN ALWAYS LEAVE IT TO DRY NATURALLY, THIS IS GOOD IN THE SUMMER AS THE DOG WON’T GET COLD BUT NOT RECOMMENDED IN THE WINTER. IF YOU HAVE A LONG COATED OR DOUBLE COATED DOG IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO AIR DRY AS THIS COULD LEAD TO MATTING OR IRRITATED SKIN.

TOWELS -

Drying your dogs coat with a towel is an effective way of drying providing you don’t rub the coat too harshly. if your pup has a thick or long coat this method could lead to tangles and mats. Instead, groomers recommend that you press a towel on a wet dog's fur to soak as much water as possible, then repeat until your pet is sufficiently dry. If you're using regular bath towels, you may need to have several on hand, as they will quickly get sodden. A better way to dry your canine is to use a towel specifically designed for dog drying. The Absorber towel is much thinner than a bath towel but can draw a lot more water. It also has a smooth surface that won't cause tangles in your dog's fur. This towel can be easily wrung dry and used immediately over and over again.

HAIR DRYER -

A hair dryer can really speed your pet's drying time. However, it's important to do the following, so you won't accidentally burn your canine:

Use your dryer on its lowest setting

Keep the nozzle a couple inches away from your dog's fur

Always keep the nozzle in motion to avoid concentrating the heat in one spot on your canine

Introducing your dog to the hair dryer should be done gradually so that it can get used to the noise and sensation of having air blown on its fur.

It is also a good idea to run your hands through the fur to expose the undercoat to help dry quicker it will also help you spot any tangles to get out. The dryer can be quite daunting so make sure you have lots of treats and keep praising your dog so they think the dryer is a good thing.