Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Redmond, WA
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I use a combo of the above - microfiber towel first, then wrap in a warm towel and coze for a few minutes, then the "shake and have his moment" (:, then upstairs to the grooming table and small dryer, I use it both in hand and in it's stand. I use the low cool setting and med with my hand nearby to gauge. To train him to it I took up cooked chicken the first couple times, started with rewarding him just to be on the table, then to be in my arms while the dryer was turned on in its stand, then my arms moved in front of the air... small steps all rewarded. In just 3 sessions he went from OMG what is that?!? to totally ignoring it, walks right up and sticks his face in it if I'm not careful!
Oh, one more thing - I bought that dryer with the stand online for about $23 and it was well worth it!
Laura, mom to Pepper and Tucker