Next time your dog decides to jump in a river and coat your house in a swampy glaze, you might want to release the Puff-N-Fluff.
The interesting contraption is essentially a little jacket for dogs which has pipes attached to it. You stick a hairdryer in one end of the pipe and the jacket will surrounds your furry friend with hot air to dry them off.
While it looks pretty ridiculous, there are some redeeming factors to the dryer. The website claims it helps reduce wet dog smells and helps to relieve a pooch’s fear of the hair dryer, all within a matter of minutes.
The coats come in various sizes to suit different types of breeds – extra small, small, medium and large. Prices vary depending on size and there’s a $30 (around £22) shipping charge to get it sent to the UK.
The coat was invented by Marissa Streng when she was just nine years old, inspired by her pug Mojo.
Streng’s goal was to find a way to dry Mojo quickly and without him running away. After trialling multiple ideas that didn’t work or were already on the market, she envisioned her dog stepping into a tube filled with warm air and wittingly named her invention the Puff-N-Fluff.
The jacket is essentially a rectangular piece of material with four elastic leg holes. You place the dog’s paws through each hole and then the sides are brought together and fastened with a hook and loop. There are draw-strings to close the gaps around the head and tail.
According to the website, virtually any hair dryer can be attached to the flex-hose to let warm air circulate.
So far the invention has had mixed reviews. One shopper said her small dog absolutely loves it.
“We’ve only used it twice, but he’s really taken to it. The first time we used it, he seemed unsure of it,” she wrote. “But on the second time, as soon as he saw it laid out on the floor, he jumped on it and sat there, waiting to be fluffed!”
She said it takes less than 10 minutes to dry her dog. “On the most recent drying session, he even laid down, tucked in his legs into the bag, and almost fell asleep,” she continued.
“I put my hand inside the bag to kind of toss his hair around to make sure he gets dried evenly, and also so that I can monitor the heat. If the bag gets a bit too hot, I just give him a blast of the cool air from the hair dryer. I’m a fan!”
But some weren’t so keen. “Ripped within two days,” one reviewer wrote. Another said: “Didn’t work at all on my goldendoodle, was a complete waste of time and energy to put it on him.”