How can I get my dog to like the hair dryer? Essential Tips

Tips to Make Your Dog Comfortable

Now that you may have figured out the underlying issue, you may have already been able to piece together some solutions. If not, never fear, we have a few tips for you!

Step 1: Sniff It … Sniff It Real Good

Before you even turn on the blow dryer, give your dog time to explore. In a closed room, with both your pup and the dyer on the ground, let him sniff away. As he gets closer and shows some interest, offer up high-value treats (such as grilled chicken, a flake of plain canned salmon, or their favorite biscuit) and praise. This will help your dog associate the dryer with something positive.

Tip: Break treats into small pieces so you can be liberal with the rewards.

Let your dog explore one before buying multiple dog grooming dryers. Refrain from turning it on because you’ll startle your pet and ruin the experience.

It can help make it a more personal experience for your dog to know that it’s chill time with its best human friend.

Also, you want to use it for just a few minutes until you can keep your pet in one space long enough to dry the fur. The more frequently you use the hairdryer, the better experience your dog will have around the machine. You can start to give your faithful friend better treats the longer he’s able to withstand the dryer.

Dry your dog after a bath to keep the fur healthy and prevent damage to your carpet. However, a dog not used to a hairdryer will be apprehensive about being near one. Take time to help your dog have a better comfort zone when using a dog dryer. Here are some ways to help your dog feel safe while you use it.

Your furry friend will probably want to sniff it and touch it as well. Maybe you can persuade it to be around it more when you associate it with a tasty dog treat or a toy that it can hold. Also, you might want to have it in a closed-off space where it’s just you and your dog bonding.

How to Get Your Dog to Like the Hair Dryer | Positive Reinforcement Training