Good or Bad Idea: The World’s First Automatic Dog Washing Machine
Poodle Chiang Mai can brag about being the first pooch to go through the world’s first automatic dog washer, invented by Thai students and teachers And no, this machine doesn’t have a rinse cycle.
The video shows the Poodle being put into the machine and secured around its neck with its owner close by, stroking the Poodle’s ears and snout to reassure him that he were doing just fine. Soon after Chiang Mai was secured to the machine, it began its job by pumping gentle streams of water down the chill poodle’s back while motorized brushes clean off all of the dirt on its fur.
The machine is made of brushes, running water, soap injectors and PVC pipes to make it work, all brightly colored in pink, blue and yellow.
Thankfully, the poodle’s owner was never far during the washing, else this could have proven to be a traumatic experience for the poor pup. I’m fairly certain should I put my dog in there, she’ll thrash and cry as soon as the machine turned on and started making noise.
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It’s for that reason that some may believe this washing machine to be cruel, as it does trap the dog in its grip to keep their body in the right position for washing. Besides that, it seems like an awful waste of water. Personally, I’d rather deal with my dog wanting to get out of the tub with suds flying everywhere and know I’ve only used a half-tub of water than using this machine. Besides, I love the smell of wet, clean dog all over my clothes!
Take a look for yourself – here’s the video:
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