I Get Rough And Tough In The Puff ‘n’ Fluff! Noooo!

That soundtrack has nothing to do with the subject matter, but it’s what enters my head whenever I think about this invention…along with the imagined distressed sounds of dogs.

I feel like a jerk making fun of an invention dreamed up by a third-grader, and maybe I can’t judge until I’ve actually laid hands on one of these, but I have so many questions.

Marissa Streng wanted to design some way to dry her dog faster when he’s wet. So, she invented the Puff and Fluff Dog Dryer. In theory, it sounds great. Before your dog shukhs all over your carpet leaving a puddle trail, dry him off quickly! But just read the description of how it works.

The Puff-N-Fluff dog dryer is made by using a rectangle piece of material with four elastic leg holes. The paws are placed through the openings, and then the sides are brought together and easily fastened by a hook & loop. Next, pull the draw strings to close the gap around the head and tail. Virtually any blow dryer can be attached to the flex-hose to let warm air circulate around your dog. The hours of waiting for your dog to fully dry is now accomplished within minutes!

So you’re basically stuffing your dog in a bag, and then blowing air in at him. A lot of dogs aren’t the biggest fans of blow dryers when they can get away. I can’t imagine confining them too. They say you easily fasten the bag together with a hook and loop. Maybe it’s easy when the bag isn’t holding in 50 pounds of wriggling angry wet dog. When it is, I doubt it’s very easy.

Does this video make it look fun?

They have the nerve to say that the experience “calms your dog.” Is it standing still because it’s soothed by the air, or is it more that the poor thing is paralyzed with fear?

I know if I had tried to do that to Trix, she would never come within several feet of me, especially if I had that torture apparatus in hand. I don’t think Shmans would tolerate it either. How rip-resistant is this bag contraption that you’re trapping your dog in? I envision much thrashing. And Trix and Shmans have been trained to tolerate all sorts of handling. I can’t even imagine your average dog putting up with this.

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