What happens if I don’t dry my dog? Get Your Pet Thinking

Can I dry my dog with a hair dryer?

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    Most dogs don’t enjoy baths, but some of them do! For most pups, bath time is kind of confusing and chaotic. Many dogs also don’t like being confined to the tub, since being restrained can be kind of anxiety-inducing. However, some dogs do enjoy a bath, especially if you treat it as a fun bonding activity by keeping things upbeat and playful.[7]

    • The best thing you can do is build a routine by bathing your dog the same way every time. Take it slow and give them a lot of treats when they’re calm to help put them at ease.
    • If your dog really doesn’t do well with baths, you can always take them to a professional groomer.


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    How to Dry a Dog After a Bath: Dryers

    The key to using a dryer on your dog is to understand that it’s the airflow, not the heat that will remove excess water from your dog’s coat. You also have to use caution when you dry your dog with a force dyer, taking care to never point the nozzle toward your dog’s face, ears or genitals.

    Place the nozzle of the dryer just above your dog’s skin. Move the nozzle back and forth in short strokes so that your dog feels like you’re giving a massage as you’re drying them off. As you move onto other parts of your dog’s coat, sections you’ve already blown off may get wet again, so you may have to go back over areas where you already used the dryer.

    Should you brush your dog wet or dry?

    It is recommended that you brush your dog when their coat is dry. Wet hair can make mats worse and more difficult to remove. If you want to brush your dog’s hair following a bath, let their coat dry prior to brushing.

    What happens if I don’t dry my dog after a bath?