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    Default Washing Your Large Breed Dog in the Winter..

    Whats the best way you give your dogs a wash in the winter..

    Lex is an outside dog.. I can wash him inside but im trying to figure out a way to dry him the fastest and most effective way..

    Any ideas?

    Edit* And im pretty sure he's going to be scared of a hair dryer..
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    We have a trough mounted on an external wall of the shed, with hot/cold water out of a shower head attached to a hose and normal bath drainage, works a treat. Our dogs are inside so they go straight inside to the fire.

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    You could try warming towels up in the dryer first, may niot dry any quicker but will have that warm feeling about them

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    Thats a good idea thanks!

    He takes aaaaages to dry with a towel and it normally takes a couple of towles to get him even remotly dry..
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    I take my dogs to my local Petwise shop. They DIY hydrobath facilities they also have cages to pop extra dogs in if you have more than one to bath. They also have scales and a doggie blowdryer and table for the smaller dogs. They provide the shampoo if you dont want to and its only $5 per dog.

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    I find walking the best way to warm them up if they're taking a while to air dry. I would towel him as much as you can, then walk him to get warm, and towel him again etc. You'll find he'll dry even on a chilly day if it's sunny and he's on the move. Pick a non windy day if you can, unless of course it's a warm wind...

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    Can you crate him inside until he is dry?

    It's really not good to leave him wet outside. Other option would be to find out if there are any carwashes near you that offer dog washing services.
    We have one here that has a penned off area with a hydrobath and dryers. Only costs about $5

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    Good advice by all BLD. Chuck him in th bathtub, give him a wash, dry him as much as you can and like Natty said, take him for a nice brisk walk.
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    Thanks for the advice.. a quick session of zoomies and fetch shoudl to the trick, he coudl do with burning some of that energy..

    Muchly appreciated
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    I usually bath Banj inside then towel dry him as much as possible then let him loose in the house while he does zoomies and goes a bit nuts. I just follow him around with a towel drying up the water where he shakes and kicking him off the lounge and my bed...
    Its quite a fun time :-D
    I tried the hair dryer once- he got super scared

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