The size of the WetDog depends of the length measured from the root of the tail to the base of the neck when the head is raised. Is your dog right between 2 sizes? Get the larger one as it will shrink 3-5% when washed.
If in doubt, please contact us as a fee of £20 will be charged if you need a WetDog redelivered in a different size.
At the core of our unique WetDog robe, is a specialised blend of two fabrics, which have been developed especially for their incredible absorbent properties. Many textiles were explored, yet none compared to the special viscose we discovered that can absorb up to 11 times it’s own weight in water! We also realised the incredible properties of organic bamboo fleece, which is incredibly robust and can withstand the rigorous movement of any dog. Bamboo also has natural cleaning and antibacterial properties which when fused with the viscose, assists the WetDog robe to avoid collecting bad odours. It took a long time to find the right combination and now we are proud to say that we have an extraordinary fabric.
Single Handed FlexLock Clip
When originally designing the WetDog robe we required a clip system that would be light weight and easy to manoeuvre even for children, elderly or even with gloves on! After trialling a large number of many pre-made clips we consulted the founders father, a successful inventor within the pet industry. Peter Marschall had developed an incredibly easy to use, light weight system which in cold months was the perfect solution for the WetDog. The lock is now patented and our animal products are the exclusive users of this special design. Customers with arthritis have been especially happy to report how easy it is for them to use on their dogs.
Easy to Launder
We have designed the WetDog to be as easy to care for, as it is to use. After multiple uses, or if your dog has covered the WetDog in dirt, simply put the WetDog robe into the washing machine at up to 30 Degrees Celsius and line dry or tumble dry at a low heat if preferred. It is also possible to hand wash or rinse the WetDog robe in warm water if required, ensure that you wring the garment out to eliminate excess water before hanging to dry or tumble drying.
Liva dries so quickly wearing the WetDog. And despite the fact that she dislike wearing other coats, she don't mind using WetDog at all, she might even really like it. AND If the WetDog is displayed at home, when we come home from a wet walk, she goes straight to the hall to get it on.
Nicole & Liva
The quality is top notch. I have only just received it today and already he's really happy about it. Now there is no more battle about who controls the towel. So after a nice walk in the snow, we got home, had a lovely warm bath and on with it.
Pia & Hershey
I’ve got one of your coats on the recommendation of our trainer Sanne and Luna. She easily gets eczema after swimming. But after we started using your magnificent "bathrobe" she has not had any out-breaks. We are really pleased with the investment!
Both dogs are dry within about 5-10 mins
Both dogs are dry within about 5-10 mins of putting the coats on, the car isn't overwhelmed with the potent smell of wet dog and Badger, who is very scrawny and gets very cold, loves being wrapped up and warm. The design is really carefully thought through. The coat covers not just the back, but chest and tummy too which often get the most wet and muddy and they are easy to put on even a wriggly dog.
I just wish the designers could come up with a version for humans...
Kate Humble, Television presenter BBC
Siccaro products in use by dog lovers like you
Why Dog Owners and Professionals Love WetDog
Over the years of inventing, testing, trialling and using WetDog we have perfected the WetDog robe, to ensure it is the best on the market. Dogs new, old, long and short haired, big and small, indoors and outdoors all enjoy using the Siccaro WetDog.
The range of dog owners and practitioners who are devoted fans of the Siccaro WetDog speaks for itself when it comes to the high quality and effectiveness of this dog robe. Our happy customers include individuals and families who have one or multiple dogs that hugely benefit from using our WetDog coat. If you have multiple dogs who have just had a swim, the excitement and the mess can be overwhelming to control. With WetDog, large families of dogs can easily get their dogs dry and calm as many dog owners have reported that the snug fit of drying coat has a calming effect on excited or frightened dogs. Living in smaller homes with less space to wash and dry your dog, the WetDog is also an invaluable resource for an apartment dweller with a dog.
Many professionals who regularly handle dogs are also amongst our dedicated customers. These include police dogs, military dogs, guard dogs, guide dogs and other service dogs who need to be quickly and efficiently dried after rainy walks or training outdoors and also after bathing. Vets and dog physiotherapists, including water therapists have also given the Siccaro WetDog their seal of approval. The WetDog robe is also enjoyed by many dog salon owners and grooming professionals. Together with the FlexDog Mat, these two tools alleviate the need for excessive electric dryers and allow the dogs to feel calm and relaxed after washing.
Lastly many sports dogs including Agility owners, International Working Test competitors and various other competition dogs benefit from getting their dogs warm and dry after wet trials or simply for efficient grooming.
Protecting Your Car
As we dog owners know, there is nothing more embarrassing than giving your friends or family a ride in a car that is covered in dog hair and smells like a wet dog. You are then faced with the question; ‘How do I get rid of this wet dog smell?’ It is utterly embarrassing and it can sometimes be avoided with simple tools. You have probably experienced this if you regularly visit dog parks or beaches where there is an opportunity for your dog to get wet and muddy.It has been scientifically proven that a wet dog’s fur releases a cocktail of odours that lead to the unpleasant, musty, wet dog smell that lingers in your car upholstery long after your dog is gone. By using a WetDog drying robe on your dog after their swim/play in the mud, you will be able to get your dog dry and less smelly, quickly. It takes up to 15 minutes for the WetDog to remove 80% of the moisture in your dog’s fur. 15 minutes of drying time is well spent, considering the long term damage that a wet dog can do to your car. For added protection, a Siccaro FlexDog Mat is the sure way to ensure your car stays clean and dry.
BENEFITS OF THE SUPREME PRO DRYING ROBE INCLUDE:
Quick to put on and dries 80% of moisture within 15 mins
Less mess and bother when washing their dogs
A simple solution after wet outdoor activities
Protection from water damage on their cars, offices and homes
Compact and transportable which means it can be stored in the office, a bag, your car, work vehicle campervan, boat, tent or taken on any other holiday
It is easily washed at 30 degrees and can be tumble dried at low heat
The simple locking clip assists people with children, arthritis or movement issues to use it
Gets multiple dogs dry quickly, without fuss
Made in Europe with the highest quality materials to ensure durability and longevity
Can catch ticks moving on the fur before they latch onto the skin
No more mountains of towels to wash with dog odour on them
We have designed the WetDog drying robe to be as easy to care for, as it is to use.
After multiple uses, or if your dog has got the WetDog dirty, simply put the dog coat into the washing machine at up to 30 Degrees Celsius. It is also possible to hand wash or rinse the WetDog robe in warm water if required, ensure that you gently spin dry or wring the garment out to eliminate excess water before hanging to dry or tumble drying.
Drying: To dry the WetDog drying robe simply tumble dry at a low heat. If you do not have a dryer, simply spin it well after washing and hang it up to dry near a radiator or in a warm room, or outside in sunshine.
If you have hand washed or rinsed the WetDog robe in cold or warm water, it is good to spin dry or wring the excess moisture from the coat before line or tumble drying.
Note: When you first get your WetDog it will not have it’s full absorbency capacity. It can be washed or rinsed in warm water (not over 30C degrees) a couple of times before wearing but it will work perfectly fine without laundering before use.
Having said this, bamboo fabrics can take up to 10 washes to reach full absorbency - you can use them straight away, but they will improve over the first few weeks use and a couple of washes. To wash the WetDog, we recommend using non-biological detergent in powder form. We believe that a non-biological powder is preferable to a biological - this is because biological powders contain enzymes that can adversely affect natural fabrics such as cotton and particularly bamboo.
You can use any of the ‘non-bio’ marked powders available in the supermarkets, or a 'deep green' powder such as Bio D or Clear Springs, which are often available in health food shops. Whatever you use, you will need no more than half the usual recommended dose for a full load.
Warnings - Keep your dog out of the water and on a leash around water bodies once the WetDog robe is on. The coat can absorb a huge amount of water which will weigh your dog down and pose a risk of drowning.
- Tuck any lose straps into the coat or underneath the coat so that they don’t get caught on thorny bushes or any other places.
- Do not leave the coat on for a long time in hot weather. If you are using the coat for drying purposes in warm months then remove after a maximum of half an hour to prevent your dog overheating.
- Do not leave your dog in the car on a hot sunny day with the WetDog robe or Hunter on. You should never do this, regardless of whether the coat is on or not, especially if the windows are sealed because temperatures rise quickly within a stationary car in the sun.
- Do not let your dog near open flames or exposed radiators whist wearing the WetDog Classic robe or WetDog Hunter coat.
The WetDog classic robe was our first super absorbent dog robe to be created. The WetDog Hunter was invented some time after when we realised that hunters with retrieving dogs who often got wet and dirty at the end of a day’s hunt were some of our best customers as they needed a good solution to get their dogs dry and warm at the end of the day’s adventure.
We have modified the WetDog Hunter to be able to be more dirt resistant and keep the dogs warmer in windy conditions. That is why instead of the bamboo fleece on the outside, it has a coated cotton fabric, which also helps with water resistance if there’s light rain.
The WetDog Hunter can take a little longer to dry once wet, but it is more of a dog coat suitable to take the impact of being worn by your dog outdoors as well as indoors. The Siccaro WetDog robe is more suitable for use in the car, on a boat, indoors and for short periods outside as it has the organic bamboo fleece outer layer which also gives it the unique antibacterial properties that keep the ‘wet dog’ odour at bay.
Both WetDog robe and WetDog Hunter coat can absorb up to 11 times their weight in water, however the WetDog classic is slightly more absorbent as the bamboo outside layer can retain a little more moisture than the coated cotton outer layer, of the WetDog Hunter.
- Siccaro WetDog is for you if you are looking for the most quick, efficient and highly absorbent dog robe in the world.
- Siccaro WetDog Hunter is the best option for you if you are searching for a great outdoor dog coat for colder months that can soak up loads of moisture if they get wet.
Remember, neither product is designed for your dog to wear it into the water. If your dog is wearing either the WetDog or the WetDog Hunter, always keep them restrained near water so that they can’t go in and risk drowning.
One of our well known customers put it aptly, as author and blogger of well known Max in the Lake District put it: “Now admittedly the jackets are not cheap but I’ve always been an advocate of ‘buy cheap buy twice’. ” Flick through our News section to read some further reviews from professional dog handlers, trainers, happy household customers. The real magic of the Siccaro WetDog is that it absorbs so quickly and with such little effort that you will quickly forget the days of wet dog smell in the car and mountains of smelly towels.
During our research on absorbent fibres, textiles and woven material, we explored a large number of different materials, and ended up committing to a very special viscose textile unlike others we had previously seen. We decided to invest on the best textiles we could find for moisture absorbency and hence, there is no other dog robe which will suck moisture like the WetDog. When combined with the bamboo terry cloth with it’s absorbent and antibacterial properties, we have uncovered the perfect combination for the SICCARO WetDog robe collection.
Siccaro products are ultimately designed to enhance the lifestyle of you and your dog but to us, to create a quality product is to create something that is good for the environment. We have designed and manufactured the WetDog with the highest quality material and manufacturing processes so that the more you use your WetDog the better it gets.
Because WetDog does not need to be washed after each use, you will use less water and electricity in the long run. It is a much better solution than using ordinary towels that need to be repeatedly washed after each use. By simply hanging the WetDog to dry in a well ventilated place after use, you can enjoy multiple uses without laundering. The outer organic bamboo material has natural anti-bacterial properties resulting in a non-toxic anti-odour effect which means that it won’t begin to smell like regular towels will.
We have been developing, testing and improving the materials used for the WetDog since 2012 to ensure that we deliver the best possible dog robe on the market. It has also been thoroughly tested in everyday life by countless dog owners, during prolonged hunts and in veterinarian clinics. The Siccaro WetDog is guaranteed to last the lifetime of your dog, to ensure that you and your dog have more time to play and enjoy each other’s time together. We enjoy your feedback and encourage you to contact us via email and Facebook with anything you’d like to share including photos and stories about you and your dog. We believe that a good quality product that lasts a long time is much better than spending your money on inferior quality that does not last and ends up in the bin.