Are you a professional dog groomer looking to buy a new hair dryer for your clients a/k/a the dogs you care for? Or maybe you’re a pet owner who handles your own dog grooming needs. You’ve decided to invest in a new hair dryer for your pup but you don’t know exactly what to look for.
To help you on your quest to find the ideal dog hair dryer, I’ll share certain features and aspects to consider when making a purchase of this caliber. Use this information to find the best dog hair dryer to meet your needs and the needs of your precious little pooch.
- Portable and Lightweight
You never know where you’ll end up the next time you have to groom and blow dry a dog or two. If you are a professional groomer with a concierge service, you’ll definitely need a dog hair dryer that is light and portable so you can take it with you wherever you go.
Even if you plan on buying a blow dryer for your dog at home, having a portable and lightweight design will definitely benefit you as well. Why? These hair dryers can get really heavy after a while, so the last thing you need is to lug around a hefty, bulky, and cumbersome hair dryer the next time you need to blow dry your dog, your sister’s dog, your brother’s dog, or the dog of one of the people in your neighborhood. This information is according to this blog entry on PetlifeWorld.
Focus on choosing a lightweight and portable design so you can take it with you wherever you need to go. You’ll be glad that you kept this in mind during the purchase process.
- Recommended by Professional Groomers
More than anything else, you want to purchase a dog hair dryer with an excellent reputation. The best way to determine if a dryer has a good reputation is to find out if other professional dog groomers recommend it.
How do you find out? Simply go online and read the reviews that professional groomers post about the products that they use. If you find a particular groomer that you like who has something really great to say about a specific dog blow dryer, then you should take this into consideration as an excellent choice.
Now just because it’s recommended by one or more professional groomers doesn’t mean it’s going to be a great fit for you. You have to think about other aspects of each hair dryer for dogs to determine if it makes sense to meet your needs.
Some things to consider include:
- Is the dog hair dryer easy to maintain?
- Is it lightweight or really heavy?
- Is it portable or stationary?
- Is it available with your favorite features?
- Is it strong enough for your dog?
- Is it available in multiple colors?
- Is it available with a solid money back guarantee?
After you’d weighed the pros and cons and determined if the hair dryer is a good fit, then and only then should you consider making a purchase. This is called doing your due diligence and it’s critical when choosing the right product to meet your needs.
- Consider the Perfect Option for Dogs Sensitive to Heat
Do you know if your dog is sensitive to heat? Some blow dryers are going to kick off a lot more heat than others. So if your dog is known to be sensitive to heat and the hair drying process because of it, you should focus your energy toward finding a dryer with multiple heat and cool settings.
As an example, they sell dryers that allow the air to flow at multiple settings. If you leave the airflow at a lower setting, your dog isn’t going to experience as much heat as he or she would if the dryer is set at a higher setting. This will prevent any discomfort or nervousness caused by high heat sensitivity.
Even better, if your dog is sensitive to fast rushes of hot air coming at him or her relatively quickly, you’ll also want to choose a hair dryer that allows you to regulate the amount of airflow coming out of the nozzle. You can set the speed to come out fast, relatively fast, slower, and very slow. Although the slower settings will take longer to blow dry your dog, at least you know he or she will remain comfortable throughout the entire process and you will not set off any nervousness alarms.
- Find the Ideal Solution for Dogs Sensitive to Loud Noises
Is your pooch particularly sensitive to loud noises? If the answer is yes, then you should focus your search on a hair dryer that doesn’t make extremely loud noises. You’ll want one that has a relatively quiet motor that isn’t going to make a lot of noise.
Think about using a hair dryer for humans for a second. When you turn it on the motor is so loud and disorienting that it often scares young children who don’t like to get their hair blow dried. Imagine how your dog will feel in the exact same situation? They will undoubtedly feel lots of fear and anxiety because the motor is way too loud for their particular temperament.
Instead of buying the first dog blow dryer to come along, make sure you look for one with a quiet motor that doesn’t make too much noise during the blow drying process.
- Look for a Dryer with a Long Hose
Last but not least, you may want to focus your search on a dryer with a long hose. Why? It will be a lot easier to blow dry the hair on your dog if you know that you have enough length available on the hose. If the hose is too short you’ll have to keep your dog confined to a very small space in order to get the job done. With the extra hose length, you will not need to confine your pup at all.
As you can tell, there is a lot to consider when choosing a dog hair dryer. Please take these five points into consideration when thinking about your dog and how he or she would react to the drying process. Use this information to your advantage to find the ideal pet dryer to meet the needs of your favorite furry little pooch.