How to Use a Dog Hair Dryer CORRECTLY: Tips & Tricks

If you’ve ever tried to dry your dog’s fur with a human hairdryer, you know how difficult it can be.

Human hair dryers are simply not designed to accommodate the needs of our furry friends.

Dog hair dryers, on the other hand, are specifically designed to make drying your dog’s fur quick and easy.

So if you’re wondering how to use a dog hair dryer correctly, read on.

how to use a dog hair dryer correctly

How To Use A Dog Hair Dryer Correctly
When it comes to hair dryers, dog groomers do not use human hair dryers, but rather specialized dryers

So, how do you use a dog hairdryer? It’s actually quite simple. Just follow these steps:

  • Make sure your dog stands free of the hairdryer chord
  • Place your dog in a standing position (or put him on a table if your dog is small)
  • Gently brush through your dog’s fur to remove any knots or tangles
  • Turn on the hairdryer and hold it about 6-12 inches away from your dog’s fur
  • Slowly move the hairdryer back and forth, taking care not to focus on any one spot for too long.
  • Once your dog’s fur is dry, turn off the hairdryer and give him a good scratch behind the ears.

Bath time for most dogs isn’t pleasant, and if your pet hasn’t been properly introduced, a dog hairdryer’s loud noise and forceful bursts of air may be extremely annoying.

Professional dog groomers and owners who groom and bathe their pets at home frequently utilize dog hair dryers to speed up the grooming process.

But they take time to get their dogs used to the dryer.

How To Start Drying Your Dog’s Hair

How To Use A Dog Hair Dryer Correctly
Use the hairdryer’s temperature setting to adjust how hot the air is.

The best way to start drying your dog’s hair is to use the lowest setting on the dryer.

If your dog has never been tried before, he may be scared of the noise. Once he gets used to it, you can gradually increase the setting.

If your dog has a heavy coat, it’s best to start with a lower setting and work your way up.

You don’t want to blast his fur with too much heat right away, as this could dry out his skin.

What Is The Best Way To Dry Dogs Hair?

The best way to dry your dog’s hair is to use a combination of the low and high settings.

Start with the low setting to get rid of most of the moisture, then use the high setting to finish drying his hair.

It’s also a good idea to brush your dog’s fur while you’re drying it. This will help remove any knots or tangles and make the drying process easier.

Plus, it just feels good to your dog when you brush her!

Tips To Choose The Dogs Dryer?

How To Use A Dog Hair Dryer Correctly
Making the right equipment choices is key as a dog groomer, especially when it comes to hair dryers

There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when choosing a dog hair dryer. First, consider the size of your dog.

If you have a large dog, you’ll need a hairdryer that has enough power to blow through all that fur.

Second, think about the features you want. Some dog hair dryers come with attachments that allow you to groom your dog while you’re drying his fur.

Others have different heat settings, so you can find the perfect temperature for your pup.

Finally, consider your budget. Dog hair dryers range in price from around $30 to $100, so choose one that fits your needs and your budget.

Grooming Tips For Dog Parents

If you’re new to the world of dog grooming, here are a few tips to help you get started.

  • Invest in a good pair of dog clippers. You’ll need these to trim your dog’s fur before you start blow-drying
  • Get a detangling spray or shampoo. This will help make the brushing and blow-drying process easier (and less painful for your dog)
  • Brush your dog’s fur before and after blow-drying to remove any knots or tangles and keep his fur looking smooth and sleek
  • Use the low setting to start drying your dog’s fur and gradually increase the heat if needed
  • Finish drying your dog’s hair with the high setting to give your dog a nice, glossy coat
  • Use a towel to dry your dog’s ears after giving him a bath.
  • If you’re using a dog hairdryer for the first time, it might be a good idea to practice on a teddy bear or another stuffed animal to get used to how the dryer works and how to hold it without accidentally hurting your dog.

Final Thoughts

Drying your dog’s hair after a bath can be a tricky process, but it’s important to do it correctly in order to keep his fur healthy and looking its best.

By using a combination of the low and high settings on the hairdryer, you can get the job done quickly and easily.

And don’t forget to brush your dog’s fur while you’re drying it. This will help remove any knots or tangles and make the process more comfortable for him.

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Jesse Hopping, CCDT

Jesse is a natural-born dog-lover certified dog trainer (CCDT), dog foster, and former volunteer at Richmond SPCA and surrounding dog shelters for over 10 years. Her pack includes a Bernedoodle and 3 Boston Terriers. She’s sipping caramel coffee and watching her pack play in the sun when she’s not writing blogs. Jesse has her Certified Dog Trainer designation from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy since 2018 and and majored in English from the University of Virginia.

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