I bought a dog drying bag. It might have changed my life.

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Oh. My. God. Ok, so he looks ridiculous. Yes, he rolls around like Houdini attempting to escape a straitjacket. Ok, so he glares at me in utter disgust. BUT, I put one muddy, wet dog in to it, and 40 minutes later I removed a dry clean dog. It's some kind of voodoo/witchcraft, obviously, but I don't care. I didn't have to power hose the kitchen.

Chickens - link. NOW.

Purleeeeessseeee.

Only part of dog ownership I dislike, I honestly love the rest!

Hullygully Tue 19-Feb-13 13:47:05

gimmee

coffeeinbed Tue 19-Feb-13 13:49:05

Chicken where?
Please, change my life for the cleaner and better!

ToomuchWaternotWine Tue 19-Feb-13 13:55:19

Ooooh think I may need that <narrows eyes at mud-magnet Labrador> is it cheaper than a steam mop? <or a new kitchen?>

I should add that he was lying in front of the patio doors for those 40 minutes, which aided and abetted the drying/cleaning process. But bloody hell, I am vair impressed.

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Tue 19-Feb-13 14:01:41

So you just zip em in, no buckets of water, no shampoo, no mud splodges up the walls?

coffeeinbed Tue 19-Feb-13 14:01:51

Thank you!

I love the idea of it. But would the Beagle?

Although if I threw a few treats in there too..............?

<<snorts at the idea of ChinUpDog trying to get his head inside the bag to snuffle out the treats>>

Bet the zip would go sad

Yep. Now, I made sure he was totally knackered out from a long walk before I attempted zipping. Therefore he was too wrecked to make a real escape attempt and fell asleep promptly. When I released him, I just shook the dry dirt out of the the bag and dried it out on the line. Awesome.

The zip is quite heavy duty, but with a lot of wriggling would slide down. I think I'll add some kind of press stud for the neck bit, just to make it more secure. Great after a muddy walk if you're going to stick them in the car, I reckon.

cathpip Tue 19-Feb-13 14:08:20

We have hotter dog fleeces for our spaniels when they are wet, astounding how quickly they dry in them!!

FloatyBeatie Tue 19-Feb-13 14:10:53

I love the idea of this. But I'm sure that my dog would have 50 fits at the prospect of being zipped up in a bag. Does anyone have positive experience of using one with an edgy terrier that can turn mid-air somersaults and pass his body like water through holes much smaller than himself?

ImNotaPheasantPlucker Tue 19-Feb-13 14:34:13

I can feel a 'we may need to spend some money...' conversation coming on!

I need two of those, my kitchen has never been properly clean since getting a second dog.
Not sure my GSD or my setter puppy are going to be impressed though. smile

DeepRedBetty Tue 19-Feb-13 15:05:35

Sew some velcro onto any bits where the zip's giving up. These things are brilliant.

D0oinMeCleanin Tue 19-Feb-13 17:42:32

i'm trying to imagine getting my dogs into one of those [shudder]

devil dog would quite simply not allow himself to be put in it, whippy would go in and then become convinced that her world had ended grin

belindarose Tue 19-Feb-13 17:47:45

What size did you get, chickens? I think it would change my life too.

notapizzaeater Tue 19-Feb-13 17:52:39

Oooh looks fab - we have a paw plunger (also on amazon), I fill it with hot water before we go out and it's cooled by the time we get back, stick each paw in it and just dry.

Chickens. Ordered for the 12 quid it cost, it's worth a pop. I also have somebody to blame if it doesn't work!!!!

Plus, puppy is a complete softie, rather pathetic and will probably just accept being trapped in a bag for an hour!!!

I have the size 4 I think, belinda. The 18 inch neck one.

SpicyPear Tue 19-Feb-13 18:23:42

I linked to these aaages ago and no one took any interest. But Chickens posts about them and suddenly the whole world wants one... <strops off in diva huff>

Shesparkles Tue 19-Feb-13 18:27:30

I'm tempted to get one for the pup for sheer entertainment value grin

Aw, Spicy. It might have been you that gave me the idea smile

(Pic of pissed off looking dog in a bag on my profile, btw grin)

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