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I just bought a small shop vac at Walmart for $19.99. Last night both dogs got a bath. I used the Happy Hoodie on their ears and dried them with the shop vac. It worked so fast I was amazed. I'll never give another bath without using it.
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I just bought a small shop vac at Walmart for $19.99. Last night both dogs got a bath. I used the Happy Hoodie on their ears and dried them with the shop vac. It worked so fast I was amazed. I'll never give another bath without using it.
Interesting! I think I might try that. With my dogs long and thick fur it takes forever to dry. That would be wonderful if it works fast! I would probably get the happy hoodie as well, my pups don't even like the hair dryer.

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because of the darn cold tile in the bathroom I had installed in a wall heat fan. When Rose takes a bath I put her huge beach towels(she hijacked all of them) on the floor and against the wall. Before she gets out I let her play with the water going down the drain while I run my hands thru her coat to get most of the water off. I put the towel on and rub before she gets out. I let her shake and rub rub rub. She then lays down on the towel and I comb her no matter how much she sticks her tongue out at me.
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We bath Bear in the tub. Our outside water is icy and I want happy bath time since our last dog hated bath time. Bear is getting more courageous as he ages regarding climbing in the tub and playing with the water. I want to get a recirculating bathing system so it's easier. I hate hand washing. Lol!!!!!!


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In the tub, every week or two. When she starts to smell, it's time.

I dry her with the same model of Shop Vac Bentlysmom uses, and she's 99% dry after about 20 minutes.

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In the tub, every week or two. When she starts to smell, it's time.

I dry her with the same model of Shop Vac Bentlysmom uses, and she's 99% dry after about 20 minutes.
I don't think it took a full 10 minutes to dry Ky with it and she has a very thick undercoat. Did you use the extra blue (flat) filter? I didn't at first but I tried it and got better air.
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I don't think it took a full 10 minutes to dry Ky with it and she has a very thick undercoat. Did you use the extra blue (flat) filter? I didn't at first but I tried it and got better air.
I will try that. I'm also thinking about taking the base off, and just setting it in a small box when I'm using it to get better air flow.

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I just bought a small shop vac at Walmart for $19.99. Last night both dogs got a bath. I used the Happy Hoodie on their ears and dried them with the shop vac. It worked so fast I was amazed. I'll never give another bath without using it.
Sorry to be a bother, but is this the shop vac you're referring to? If you'd be as kind as to tell me the Brand/model, so I can find it next time I venture out? Thanks!
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Sorry to be a bother, but is this the shop vac you're referring to? If you'd be as kind as to tell me the Brand/model, so I can find it next time I venture out? Thanks!
No. That isn't the one,

It was discussed in this thread:

http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...d.php?t=123400 (Inexpensive Alternative to Dog Dryer)


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Hummm wonder if my DH's bigger shop vac would work too? He was given one for Christmas a few years ago and it is still in the box, never used. I have a dog stand dryer for my toy dogs, but it just doesn't work for the goldens, so I attemp to dry them as much as possible, blow dry until they get too ancy to continue then keep them in the house until they are dry. Would love a drier that put out more air to get to the skin on those thick coats. Guess it is time to pull it out of the box and see what the air flow does. Says it has 3 speeds, so perhaps the lowest would not be too much. Think the hose is long enough I can leave the motor outside the bathroom so the noise isn't too scary for them. Need to try this weekend, mine stink to high-heavens right now.

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