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Hair Dryer for Grooming Table

I have a Grooming Table and most everything that goes with it and would like a recommendation for a dog grooming hair dryer. This is one I've seen on Amazon that looks good and modestly priced. Comments and suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!



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I bought a cheap force dryer on Amazon and it was so noisy I couldn't use it. Then I spent the money for a CC Kool Pup, and BOY what a difference. I was very glad I did!

I also have a stand dryer, which I love, but is probably overkill if you only have one dog to do.


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I bought a cheap force dryer on Amazon and it was so noisy I couldn't use it. Then I spent the money for a CC Kool Pup, and BOY what a difference. I was very glad I did!

I also have a stand dryer, which I love, but is probably overkill if you only have one dog to do.

Thanks! Karen .... I knew you could lead me to a better choice. The CC Kool Pup is expensive but it will pay for itself in 3.5 months as the groomer is costing me $85 a month and the waiting time for an appointment is about 6 months. My appointments are booked out for a year. It's hard to find a good groomer in my hometown. A bath alone cost $35. Grooming is Fifty Bucks and all they do is trim the butt area, food pads and trim the nails.

I want to start bathing Patti and do some of the grooming myself. And, when we go to Colorado for the summer I'll have to do it because there are no groomers in the area.

I'm watching videos on grooming but all the dogs on YouTube stand still or don't move around much. Patti wants to lick my hands and play when I've got her on the grooming table. She's better at times than at other times. Patti's been going to the groomer twice a week since we was three months and is now 16 months, so she has experience on the grooming table. I've been putting her on the table to comb her in the mornings, with special treats - hoping she'll learn to stand still

Do you have any tips to share that will make the grooming process easier? Do I need to clean her ears or do something in that area?
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I don’t do anything with the insides of their ears, but none of mine have very hairy ears. I think that depends on the dog, and I’d ask your vet. some Havenese have SO much hair in their ears that there is no air flow, and it can cause infections. Mine have almost no hair inside thir ears.

Mine are all reasonably good on the grooming table. Kodi and Pixel really need to be in a grooming loop so that I can have both hands free. Panda is my little diva, who just lies on the table and lets me flip her over as needed. But I just got lucky with her. i can’t claim it was training! LOL!

Pixel is NOT good for me to do her nails. I have to have Dave hold her for me to do her nails. The other two I can do by myself.

I just gave Kodi his second haircut yesterday and today, and I’m afraid I kind of butchered his back legs though. �� He wouldn’t stay standing up, and where last time I thought I left them a little long, this time they are DEFINITELY too short. And it took me HOURS. I was pretty disappointed in how he came out. (I’ll take pictures tomorrow) I may start taking him to the gal who does Pixel after this, even though I know it will cost a lot for me to have her scissor him. (And I don’t want him clippered)

But I still bathe them all at home and do all the foot, face, nail and sanitary trims. I have just been having the groomer clip Pixel. And now, if I can’t do a more consistent job on Kodi (and have it take less than the 5 hours over 2 days it took this time, just to have him look butchered!) I think I may be taking him to her too!

I forgot that the down side of clipping him down was that even though I didn’t have to comb him out all the time anymore... hair grows. FAST!!!
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@krandall ... Darn! I thought Patti might get better at standing still and standing up. Dogs are like kids, they behave better at the groomer than at home. Basically, I want to bath Patti and do some simple grooming around the butt and feet and keep a grooming appointment every three months. I'm scared to do anything around the face and plan on holding her while daddy cuts toenails. He's a retired surgeon, has a stead hand is not afraid.

Will see how this goes. I no other options during the summer and will have to do some grooming. Thanks!!!
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Youíll get the hang of it. Just get a grooming arm and grooming loop. Professional groomers always use them for safety anyway!


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Youíll get the hang of it. Just get a grooming arm and grooming loop. Professional groomers always use them for safety anyway!
Got those and the CC thingy that holds the hair dryer hose. Now all I need is the dryer and setting my mind to doing this.
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I have been procrastinating buying the grooming loop for really no reason, and I have resorted to having DD lure him to stand when Iím working on the back of his legs. He has always been wiggly during grooming but made steady improvements and then the last 6 months heís super good. Not like those super still model dogs on YouTube, but completely manageable. Most of the time heís cooperative, but Iíd say the biggest issue we run into is when Iíve taken too long and he tells me heís done. This is where I really need the loop because heíll just sit down and look at me. Itís like the most angelic passive resistance. Itís usually when I make the mistake of doing his backside or the backs of his legs last when Iíve already been grooming for a while. Iím certain this is a training issue, but I have a hard time finding the line between respecting that heís done if Iíve been working on a mat and giving him his way.

Definitely go for the loop, because it will make it a lot easier, but donít worry too much about a little wiggling. I felt the same way, but it you practice frequently, even for short times, heíll become less and less wiggly, and youíll also get better at adapting when he moves.
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Oh I mixed that up! Well great that you have the loop and the dryer holder, haha!

I use my own hair dryer so no advice there. It gets a little hot and the nice thing about the ones you’re considering is you don’t have to worry about that quite so much.
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@krandall ... Darn! I thought Patti might get better at standing still and standing up. Dogs are like kids, they behave better at the groomer than at home. Basically, I want to bath Patti and do some simple grooming around the butt and feet and keep a grooming appointment every three months. I'm scared to do anything around the face and plan on holding her while daddy cuts toenails. He's a retired surgeon, has a stead hand is not afraid.

Will see how this goes. I no other options during the summer and will have to do some grooming. Thanks!!!
i found that having the treat bag with me helped. Zumba gets a treat for letting me get something done with a minimum of trouble. One after the bath, for example, and one after I dry her (sometimes that takes 2 treats - - drying is such a long process), one after I comb her, etc. You get the idea. It has really helped. That and the loop that goes around her neck, with the suction cup attached to the counter.
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