After a bath, gently squeeze out excess water and finish drying him with towels. You can dry your pet with a clean absorbent towel, a dryer or let him dry naturally. You can also let him shake off much of the excess water but you may want to wait until he is outside. Hold his head still until you get him outside. He cannot shake if you are holding his head securely. If you use a hair dryer, keep the heat and blow force on low.
Special care must be taken not to over heat your pet or burn him if you are using a dryer. Remember to dry the inside of the ears with cotton balls to prevent infection. Keep your dog away from any drafts until his coat is completely dry.