First, let me tell you all that I absolutely love the dryer
. I feel so stupid for waiting so long to get one; I would have saved poor Bumi and myself so many hours of drying!
OK, so here is the Dryer Update:
Air NEVER gets hot or too warm
Has a handle to carry it around
Has 2 speeds (I only used Low and had to hold on to my dogs so they wouldn’t fly away)
: I usually take about 1 hr to dry each dog with the human dryer and most of the time they are still a bit damp when I am finished. With the new dryer, it took me 20 minutes
to dry each dog and they were completely dry.
The air comes out pretty strong/hard, so it literally separates the hairs and drives the small knots out, making it super easy to comb after the dog is dry.
I only used the low speed since it seemed to be more than enough for my guys. I tried it on me before using it and when I pointed the dryer hose to my skin (and later the dogs), it moves the skin like it was cloth (almost cartoonish). When I pointed it to my face, it literally left me breathless so is not a good idea to point it in their face, they’ll freak out. I covered the eyes and ears (with my thumb).
When you first turn it on the air comes out at room temperature, like it would if you use an air compressor. After about 3-5 minutes it warms up. Once warm, is comfortable enough that you can leave it for a long time in one spot and it will not bother the dog (I also tried this on the inside of my arm and never got uncomfortable). The air was always at a comfortable temperature. It does not have a way of regulating the temperature, only the speed of the air to HI, LOW and OFF Switch.
This dryer is VERY
loud; imagine a Vacuum, that’s exactly what is sounds like. Both dogs were agitated when I first started drying them and spent about 10 mins trying to get away from the air, moving this way and that. After that time, they settled and just let me finish drying them. They didn’t exactly “LOVE” it, but stopped fussing. In fact, by the time I shot it off and started combing Toby, he was so relaxed that he lay down and almost fell asleep while I was still brushing. This is a first, he never wants to sit while I brush him, but today he was in lala land. It most have been the quiet after all the noise!
Overall, I am very satisfy with the dryer. I can tolerate some noise if it will cut down on the drying and brushing time by more than half.
I am attaching a picture I took Friday when I took it out of the box.