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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.

FellatioNels0n Tue 19-Feb-13 18:31:49

I like. But one of my dogs is menkle and he'd drop dead of stress if I put him in one of those. He'd flail around until he killed himself. I know he would. He's neurotic a pain the arse.

SpicyPear Tue 19-Feb-13 18:34:02

That's very gracious of you chickens smile

I'm considering trying one for pup but given he cab escape any harness I don't think he'd stay in it for long!

Booyhoo Tue 19-Feb-13 18:39:22

can i ask chickens, have you attempted to get your dog into it a second time? grin

i could imagine WB co-operating on the first attempt until he realised he was trapped inside it. bring it out a second time and he would be off like a rocket!

He has worn it 3 times now. The first time was a practise, and he whined piteously when he realised his legs had vanished. The second time, he tolerated the bag because I was feeding him gravy bones. Today, he was too knackered to argue grin

Booyhoo Tue 19-Feb-13 18:43:44


ok gravy bones and knackered. <gets debit card out>

lougle Tue 19-Feb-13 19:02:47

Patch would kill it. It would be 'shredded dog drying cover' within 3 minutes.

Turniphead1 Tue 19-Feb-13 19:34:12

I love the idea of this! I am still within the golden 16 week window so I have no time to lose? Right? Am also googling paw plunger....

Anything to do with minimising mud is good. My clean freak self is struggling with the amount of mud in my life now. grin

digerd Tue 19-Feb-13 20:12:41

I've just ordered one from Ebay in melon red for my little 5 kilo /10"high at the shoulder dog. She does not roll in mud, but likes to roll in stinky stuff if she can find it. She has a thickish furry coat so don't want to matt it by rubbing her with a towel. It will be too long for her, so may sew up the bottom bit to dry her paws as well. Luckily for me she is a quiet little thing, but may be scared of it so if that happens I'll cuddle her on my lap in my plastic gardening full apron. Also being that small, bending over that low is a bit of a pain, literally.

coffeeinbed Tue 19-Feb-13 20:13:49

Mine's lazy, extremely muddy and easily knackered.
I might be on a winner here.

IndiansInTheLobby Tue 19-Feb-13 20:23:00

Thank you for this link! This is my birthday present sorted out!

theodorakisses Wed 20-Feb-13 16:45:51

Would it work with sea water and sand? I miss mud so much but i still have to hose my dogs after a run on the beach in Qatar. We hose them down most of the time but in summer when it is 50c, the tap water is too hot so we sort of curry comb them down which they hate almost as much as a bucket of water that we kindly tip over them.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 20-Feb-13 17:05:27

I was going to post on this very subject. The back of my car is a stinking cesspit of wet carpet constantly soaked by permanently wet spaniel. I might have to splash out on one of these.

SauvignonBlanche Wed 20-Feb-13 17:09:22

What size would I need for a Lab?

Jas is 15.2kg and 20 inches collar to arse, he fits in the size 4 bag comfortably. One of the sellers gave breed examples, but I can't remember which one. Used it again today after the hound went swimming and came home shivering, what with it being February and all hmm Twenty minutes later, he was warm and mostly dry on top, slightly damp still underneath.

digerd Wed 20-Feb-13 20:11:01

I read the various reviews and were conflicting/unclear. one said the 14" was too small for her little Shitzu, and another took notice and ordered the larger size and was enormous for her mini schnauzer, so got the 14" instead.
It said the size is the neck circumference, but gave no length or height of body? Perhaps I got the wrong make. My dog is small but her neck is thicker than 10" , so ordered the 14". Her length from front legs to rump end is 15" and height is 10". So we'll see when it arrives.

NeedHoliday Thu 21-Feb-13 12:39:25

Have googled paw plunger does anyone have any recommendation which one? There is a pet head one on amazon is that it?


Grumpla Thu 21-Feb-13 12:46:31

Do they do them in toddler size?

Owllady Thu 21-Feb-13 17:14:34

I don't think those bags have been designed with border collies in mind! God I really couldn't imagine even managing to get the zip done up!

digerd Fri 22-Feb-13 11:49:29

Right it arrived just now.
1. It is too big should have got the 10" neck
2. The zipper teeth are bigger than my little dog's teeth and needs an amazon hand strength to zip it up. Is stiff and difficult to do up.
3. I decided to try putting it on and decided the best way was to have the zipper on the top. Little dog is furry and had to keep pushing it away from the zipper teeth. She turned her head round to see what I was doing and caught some whiskers in the zip and she cried out in pain and I felt so guilty for not being more dextrous.
4. Suddenly she had one front leg out of the too loose neck.

The big stiff zip is the main problem, and they can't walk in it.

The zip is supposed to go up the back. And no, they can't walk in it. Or, they can try, but it will result in face planting. Jas now just stands still, looking at me sadly, until I arrange him in a lie down and then he goes to sleep grin

scurryfunge Fri 22-Feb-13 11:59:23

Ooh, I've seen these but was going to have a go at making something similar. Do you think fleece or towelling would be best, or is another fabric preferable?

Purplemonster Fri 22-Feb-13 12:08:34

Oh I could really do with some of these but there is NO WAY my crazy arse mental dogs would tolerate it and I can only imagine trying to wrestle dogs that are as big as you into a bag with a zip. I can still remember the halti collar debacle <shudders>

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Fri 22-Feb-13 12:15:00

hahahahaaaaaaaa oh yes, the dog bag... I got one for my GSD and yes when he is in it and it is zipped up it is genius; it is the trying to get him in it and zipped up that is not genius!
I usually end up covered in mud, gob splatter and general yuk so gave up and just use it as a towel.

Might work better on my old, docile lab, but my car is filthy anyway where the muddy dogs do so until it has been valet cleaned I shant bother.

If you are going to use one of these, probably better to introduce as a puppy than trying to get a 30-40kg adult GSD in. wink

skratta Fri 22-Feb-13 12:27:47

I've got that for my LabradorxPoodle. I tried for my vizsla. It didn't work. Poor thing.

My Irish Wolfhound just face plants herself, but really is too large for the biggest one there (not too large as such, but the wrong proportions for it so bits are too large ifyswim) and I can't do the zip up because it gets stiff!

Purplemonster Fri 22-Feb-13 12:31:24

Jax - one of mine is a mental GSD, I just had a feeling it wouldn't work for a giant AND crazy dog but thanks for the money saving confirmation grin

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