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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.

melaniecassidy Wed 20-Aug-14 16:39:45

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Smudgedog Tue 13-May-14 14:34:44

Our dog won't entertain the bag - he is sooo scared of it. But we have an amazing towelling rug dring coat - not cheap but they last for years and it dries our heavy coated dog really fast. We pop it on for car journey home and he is dry by time we get there - also means if he shakes himself ( as he always does!) i don'tt get a mud spattered car. Brilliant! It's from but also on amazon i think. Now i guess we need a paw plunger - hadnt heard of those till i read this thread smile


SillyTilly123 Fri 22-Mar-13 13:54:51

Heres a pic of Tilly in hers not looking impressed smile

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SillyTilly123 Tue 19-Mar-13 19:56:50

Ordered the size 4 today for my 7 month lab x springer but too small, have sent it to be exchanged for size 5.

Grockle Tue 26-Feb-13 18:36:12

My dog usually, she eats bones & raw meat & is fine. Her coat is glossy & smooth but when I run out, she has dried/ tinned food & then has smelly breath (& fur). Yuck!

DystopianReality Tue 26-Feb-13 17:42:32

He has dried food, Iams, always has done and he simply won't tolerate a toothbrush anywhere near him. BTW he is the sweetest natured cavalier, so not aggressive but he just swerves his head away and clamps his mouth shut.

digerd Tue 26-Feb-13 17:28:21

He might need his teeth cleaning?

digerd Tue 26-Feb-13 17:24:23

What are you feeding him? I gave my dogs dried food and they never had bad breath.

DystopianReality Tue 26-Feb-13 15:05:39

I've just measured and ordered it!
On another note, any ideas for doggy bad breath? He won't take any of the generic preparations and I put one (small!) dose of BD12 in his water last night in desparation.

pinkpaws Tue 26-Feb-13 14:57:40

Hi can i just check where do i get one said doggy drying bag and how does it work . Do they come in all sizes.

digerd Mon 25-Feb-13 09:49:44

Our dog walks here are all dry at the moment, but don't know for how long.

Grockle Sun 24-Feb-13 14:44:40

A human coat is a good idea. I might try that.

Grockle Sun 24-Feb-13 14:43:50

I love this idea but I cannot imagine persuading a very wet & muddy border collie type into it.

Floralnomad Sun 24-Feb-13 14:38:13

Mine won't sit still long enough and trashed his . I made a similar type thing out of a coat ( human coat ) to use in the car . Put the coat ,no hood, on back to front with front paws down the arms and zip up the dogs back ( so he can wear his seat belt) , sitting on a blanket on the seat so by the time he's home from a dip in the sea he's dry . Mine doesn't mind being zipped into anything as long as he can walk IYSWIM.

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Sun 24-Feb-13 14:24:04

you are welcome purple ours is in the cupboard and we use it as a towel, not a dog bag. The hassle is just too much!

And my GSD is quite leggy and long and while it fits him, its just a PITA. I can get him dried easier and quicker with a couple of smaller towels, one for feet/legs, one for back/head/tummy. He knows when it is drying time and stands nicely and follows all commands for body parts getting dried.

digerd Fri 22-Feb-13 13:57:32

Did nobody have trouble with the enormous stiff zip?
I bought another one from Ebay, but has no zip, in micro fibre. slips over the head and is stretchy, but is like a cloak. Little dog looks calm, if a bit "what's that then?" She can walk in it but as so small she kept tripping up it. She looks proper posh in it and is laid on the floor in it now. No good for muddy paws though as open at the bottom.
Shall use it after a bath.

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

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!

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

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>

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?

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

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.

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!

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