I was wondering the same thing. I have the Metro Air Force Commander and I'm having trouble. But then again. I have NO idea what I'm doing! Ha! Ha!
Yup, thats a photo of what I was talking about. I don't know what happened to the darn thing though. I'm stumped. Oh well LoL. Jenn, don't ask a handler about dryers if you can help it, ask the breeder instead if you can. Assuming the breeder shows of course. They have a greater interest in seeing you do well with a dog they bred than a pro handler does. I'm a little paranoid maybe but it's a lesson I've learned from experience. Just ask more than one handler if you have to go that route to make sure you're getting a good answer.
As for human dryers on dogs, be careful Roxy. When you're drying you hair you probably dont notice how warm the air comming out of the dryer really it, plus your scalp is more used to it since probably you've been blow drying your hair for a some years now right. Your dog isn't the same way. Dog's definitly notice the added heat, and you can really burn the skin if you aren't caredful.
A bather that worked for me a year ago stepped in dog poo outside and took her shoe off and washed it in the tub. She tried to dry it with a hair dyer that a client had brought by (clients donate weird things to us sometimes) it was a conair of some type.. anyway we got to talking she and I and before she was a little distacted. The blow dryer burned a hole through her shoe.... LoL.
Thanks for the info , I read some where that red poodles have a softer coat is this true ?Well on Enzo, his coat will dry pretty straight because its all puppy coat. Poodle's don't develope much curl at this age. Sting's coat is almost straight after I finish him as well. After a day or so its just wavy. However, that all changes when they get more coat and ecspecially when there adult coat come in. Then your trying to straighten fairly tight curls. Also you shouldn't use a human grade dryer if possible on a dog. Its tends to dry the coat out.
Ok I understand now , When I need to blow dry my hair I need to attach a comb to make it some what straight lolI am not aware of any good ones that are Roxy. As for differences a forced air dryer, which is what is needed to get most poodles staight, blows air at high velocity. Rather than evaporating water in hair like a human dryer does they blow the water right off the hair, which also blows the hair straight. If the hair is straight when it is dried then it will remain straight when the dryer moves on to the next section of hair.
I am aware that Crazy Dog makes a dog dryer that looks like a human one, I think it even has a stand, I do not know much about it. It's marketed to pet owners, who would normaly use a reguaral hair dyer on their dogs. I would have to actualy use one in order to have much of an opinion about it but I would hope that it wouldn't blow heated air.
On another note, I am sooo jealous - I wish I could get away with only washing my hair weekly...
I just noticed this reply. Thanks for the info.I have a two speed blaster and used it on the show coat of a toy poodle - 18 months old. I found it really good but still finished off with a warm air dryer. I don't use it so much since I cut the show coat off as the dogs didn't really like it - blaster lives up to its name. Inca has an extremely thick, curly coat now and it will blast it straight. I use it when I'm planning a major clip and/or quick leg tidy up.
I will also look into the metro air force dryer $150 we can do :tongue:Jenn I would go with the Metro Air Force Commander it should get the job done and its under $150 I plan on buying one for my shop, I got to use one the other day on my foster Husky, Drake, and it was awesome. Lots of power but I think you may also need a (human) hand dryer to help get the ears and topknot extra straight.
Just make sure you atleast get the commander 3 and nothing less. Its right at the 150.00 range. I would hate for someone to make the same mistake I did.I will also look into the metro air force dryer $150 we can do :tongue:
Just make sure you atleast get the commander 3 and nothing less. Its right at the 150.00 range. I would hate for someone to make the same mistake I did.
MomOfSassafras, OMG do I brush each area that Im drying. Still the velocity of the quick draw just cannot do it. If it works for you that's great but Eli has a very thick adult coat . Its beautiful, but that dryer will not straighten his hair except for his legs, somewhat.
Guess that makes it almost a must to have a stand dryer or the arm that clips to your table and holds the dryer for you.Brushing or combing the hair constantly as you dry is essential to getting it straight and fluffy and so is getting it completely dry down to the skin.