Smooth-coated dogs and dogs with corded coats should be towel-dried
and then air-dried. On a warm day this is not a problem, but
during colder weather, you may want to dry your dog in a small
room (bathroom) with a hair drier. Whatever the coat, make
sure your dog does not get chilled and is perfectly dry before
you let him outside in cool or cold weather.
Longhaired (like Lhasa Apsos, etc.), curly coated (like Poodles,
etc.) and double coated dogs (Collies, etc.) need to be blow-dried.
When the dog is towel dried, damp dry, you may begin. Dry
the dog with a hand held dryer. Or, better still; use a freestanding
canine dryer that leaves your hands free. Make sure the dryer
is not too close to your dog and the dryer temperature is
not too hot.
Using a slicker brush, brush the coat carefully against the
grain while blowing in order to straighten curls and reach
all layers of the fur. The object is to have the coat stand
away from the body. Continue brushing and blow-drying the
whole body, taking special care to completely dry ears, feathering