HOW TO PICK THE BEST DOG DRYER
The very first step to decide on when searching for the best dog dryer for home use or grooming salon is to exactly find out how you’ll use it. Are you going to use it for occasional grooming of your dogs, or is it for your own grooming salon? And what breeds are you thinking or drying – Newfoundlands or just Chihuahuas?
Make sure the materials used are going to hold up to your usage, avoid purchasing dryers based purely on cost especially very cheap dryers at so-called "bargain prices". They are cheap for a reason and may rust if they are metal based or even be poorly constructed making their lives relatively short lived and their usage uncomfortable for you and your dog.
A dog dryer is an investment and you don’t change dryers frequently. So you need one that stays in good shape for a longer duration.
A good dryer needs to be impact-resistant. Think practically. If you have an enthusiastic dog, chances are that you’ll be dropping the dryer while using it. A cheap flimsy plastic body may never be able to bear the impact so if you're considering a pet dryer or dog dryer made with a plastic shell ensure it is robust enough to endure some hard knocks. Alternatively there are also good quality dog dryers contructed with metal bodies and are more resistant against accidental hits or knocks.
One more thing to keep in mind when checking the durability of the dryer is to see how much energy it uses. Ensure your dog dryer is designed to operate within the electrical standards of the country you will be using it in.
Dog dryers come in so many shapes and forms, more than you probably think. So whether you go with a stand dog dryer, a cage dryer, or a wall mounted dog dryer, make sure it suits your needs (storability, weight, mounting hardware, etc.)
Because a dog’s skin is, in fact, a lot more sensitive than human skin it is important that you are able to regulate airflow. Whether you purchase a dog dryer with a variable speed control switch or you are able to reduce air flow by turning down, or off, individual dryer motors e.g. in a double motor dog dryer it is important to use the right air speed on the appropriate part of the dog's coat. This is non-negotiable. This is because the fur on the dog’s body is a lot thicker than that on its face and neck. A dog’s facial skin is more sensitive than the rest of the body. Many dual motor dog dryers do not have a heating element and any heat that is felt is due to the heat generated by the electric motors. You want to use a slightly hotter setting (or have both motors running to generate warmth) for the rest of the body while on the face and neck; the setting should be mild and comfortable.
Beware of dual motor dryers which also have a heating element as these dog dryers often require dedicated higher amperage electrical circuits which are not standard in most work environments.
Also, it helps to remember that what is comfortable for you, maybe too hot for your furry friend. So always start slow and then identify the sweet spot where the dog is comfortable with the temperature and the hair is drying off too. Look for signs from your dog, for what the right temperature is.
If you are a groomer dealing with different breeds, coats, and sizes, you do need a variable speed dog dryer so you can adjust the airflow depending on the coat type you are drying.
Variable-speed dog dyers tend to be the best choice anyway because they offer a quieter experience with the lower speeds but still provide you with the versatility you need to deal with any type of hair.
A dryer that has variable speed settings is very helpful. This is because too fast a setting could frighten your little pet. You don’t want them to cringe at the sound of a dryer. Variable speeds help you start gradually and work your way up to a faster speed, for faster drying. When finding a dog dryer with varying speed settings, always remember to choose one that makes the least sound.
A high-velocity dryer can be an excellent help for when you need to dry off your fur babies. Especially when it’s cold outside. It will prevent them from hypothermia and save you a lot of worries too.
Dog hair dyers do not technically dry dog hair. Confusing, I know. Dogs have sensitive skin, undercoat, and hair. Too high heat would burn them. The motor itself will warm the air up enough for pet grooming use, there is rarely a need for an auxiliary heating element. It is clearly unsafe to dry or groom your dog with a human hairdryer.
Air pressure and heat can crack or break a low-quality dog dryer hose. Especially with intensive use. Dog dryers with a heavy-duty spiral-wound hose last a lot longer but cost a little more; their longer life makes these a worthy investment.
We’ve already established that a dog dryer need not be very hot, lest it burns the delicate skin underneath all the fur. But the dryer should be heated enough to at least dry the dog off within time. If not, your dog runs the risk of catching a cold, for remaining wet for too long. During such cases, if the nozzle or the hose of the dryer gives way, it is not just a monetary loss but it could also be dangerous. A flimsy nozzle or hose could melt away, leaving your pet with painful injuries also.
Apart from the heat, carefully check the nozzle for sturdiness because the dryer will throw pressured air out. If the hose isn’t strong enough to hold the pressure, it may fall apart or break while it is in your hands. A complete safety hazard for you and your pet pooch.
Be realistic. No dryer will ever be fully silent. Unless you go for a bad dog dryer, engineers usually understand how dogs react and offer a decently quiet final product. Simply look for a dog dryer mentioning the use of proprietary technology or some sort of modern silencing technology.
You know that a loud dryer may scare your wet dog off. Choose a dryer that makes the least noise. A flimsy make of dryer may also produce annoying sounds if the internal parts of the machine are not well placed or have come loose. Regular upkeep will anyway be necessary.
EASY-TO-CLEAN AIR FILTERS
Even when you know how to do it, this is not something we just think of doing often. Clean or change the filters as often as required. Do not delay maintenance. Ideally, you want air filters that can be cleaned or changed using no tools at all.
Clogged and dirty air filters will put the lifespan of your machine at risk. They may also harm dogs:
either by not drying them properly, or
by emitting dust particles directly onto their skin.
The best way to clean a dog dryer filter is to remove it from the machine and either wash it in warm soapy water (if it supports washable filters) or thoroughly vacuum away the debris. Remember to dry your filter if you have chosen to wash it before returning it into its dog dryer housing. Ideally, you want a machine that has an uncomplicated detachment process for the filter, because if not, you’ll probably not be able to put it back together!
Unclean air filters can also pose a safety hazard to you. In order to heat the air up, the dog dryer requires a constant stream of adequate airflow. There is a lot of pressure going through an air filter. Therefore, if it gets clogged with dust, its throughput lowers and the internal heat accumulates. A build of heat can cause a fire.
Instead of becoming confused with manufacturer power output numbers and other technical jargon, focus on the kind of dryer that promises better durability and warranty. Your dog doesn’t need a powerful air dryer, it needs one that has just the right amount of flow, pressure, and heat to dry the fur without scaring them away.
What metric should I look at when comparing dog dryers? Cubic Feet per Minute and Linear Feet per Minute. These pretty much mean how fast the dog dryer blows (fills) one cubic foot with air. This is the true measure you should care about as it is what gets the water off the dog’s fur.
A great way to understand how CFM works is to think of it in terms of RPM, revs per minute. If you have a spin cycle fan or have ever bought a fan, you will know that the number of revs it completes in a minute judges the effectiveness of the machine. The same way, every cubic foot of a dog the dryer dries, determines how good it is. The faster the drying process, the better the dog dryer.
By regular standard, 1 CFM is enough to dry out a 12″ x 12″ x 12″ box in one minute. Take that approximation and multiply it according to how big or small your dog is and how much time can you spend drying your dog. Remember the rule of thumb that a smaller dog will dry faster with a larger CFM. But if you are a breeder and own a lot of dogs, then get an appropriately sized dryer for the bigger dogs.
At The Clipper Shop, we have vast experience when it comes to dog dryer servicing however not all brands are serviced by us. Examples that we do not cater for include brands such as Shernbao dog dryers, Shernbao pet dryers, Aeolus dog dryers, Aeolus pet dryers, Mango dog dryers, Mango pet dryers, Oldfield dog dryers, Oldfield pet dryers, Lantun dog dryers, Lantun Pet Dryers, Xpower dog dryer, Xpower force dryer, Shernbao Cyclone Single Motor Dryer, Shernbao Blaster Single Motor Dryer, Shernbao Paige Grooming Dryer, Shernbao Super Cyclone Single Motor Dryer, XPower 3 HP Force Dryer, XPower Airrow Pro Dryer Air Pump Duster Blower, Aeolus Cyclone Grooming Dryer, Aeolus Mango Super Dryer, Aeolus TD941 Nova Brushless Motor Dryer, Aeolus TD941 Single Motor Dryer, Shernbao Anion Blow Dryer, Aeolus Aeolian PRO Grooming Blaster Dryer, Metrovac Air Force Master Blaster, Metrovac Air Force Quick Draw Mini Portable Pet Dryer, Metrovac Air Force Quick Draw Portable Pet Dryer with Variable Speed, Metrovac Air Force Top Gun Variable Speed Pet Dryer, Lazor RX Force Stand Dryer,
We are able to service many other dog dryers and pet dryers such as: Double K dog dryers, Tornado dog dryers, Pet Jet dog dryers, Animal House dog dryers, Pupkus dog dryers, Lazor RX dog dryers, Double K pet dryers, Tornado pet dryers, Pet Jet pet dryers, Animal House pet dryers, Pupkus pet dryers, Lazor RX pet dryers, Double K ChallengAir Extreme Dryer, Double K ChallengAir Airmax Dryer, Double K ChallengAir 560, Double K ChallengAir 560 Advanced Cage Dryer, Animal House Twin Motor Pet Dryer, Animal House Single Motor Pet Dryer, Pupkus Force 2 Dryer, Pupkus Force 4 Double, Lazor RX 2300W Twin Motor Dryer, Lazor RX Stand Dryer, Lazor RX Variable Speed Dryer
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