After the bath, we dry all dogs by hand. We never use cage dryers!! We first use towels and a special moisture magnet cloth to remove excess moisture. We then turn on the high velocity dryer, which has many benefits: reduces drying time, good for nearly every coat type, removes loose coat on shedding pets, allows for a clear view of the skin, and it is gentle and cool enough for all skin types. Some dogs aren’t big fans of the dryer, particularly when it’s directed at their head, ears, or feet. In these instances, we do the best we can to get them dry while keeping them comfortable.
On occasion, we may return a dog with certain parts of their body less than bone dry for this reason. On dogs who are made nervous by the noise of the dryer, we use a “Happy Hoodie” to help muffle the sound from the dryer.