Automatic Dog Washing Machine

Posted on May 24, 2009  Comments (14)

I think this is pretty cool; I’m sure some will object though. It was “designed by a team of veterinarians and engineers to clean the dog very very well. Its very very safe.” You probably can’t afford one for your house though: it cost $30,000. The
The Dog-Washing Machine is available in France and elsewhere, too (the video above is from Vancouver, Canada).

The brainchild of French entrepreneur Romain Jerry, the Dog”™O’Matic takes about 30 minutes: 5 minutes for the actual washing with soft jets of water and a mild shampoo and an additional 25 minutes for drying with warm air.

A French reporter tried the invention with her own dog, and though the pooch initially tried to jump out of the machine, the dog quickly calmed down once the process started and completed the wash.

I imagine some will react emotionally that it must be mean because a machine sounds mean. I don’t really see why it must be mean. Plenty of people pay others to wash their dogs and the dogs jump around and bark and shake when they are getting lathered up. That isn’t cruel, I don’t see why this would be.

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14 Responses to “Automatic Dog Washing Machine”

  1. Liz
    May 25th, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

    Hahaha, I don´t think 30.000 bucks for a dog washing machine is a good investment! I simply put my chihuahua in the shower: works like a charm! I agree with you though, it´s not cruel at all!

  2. robert silver
    May 25th, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

    Truly one of the strangest things ive seen in a long time. The dog did not look to eager to get in but did not seem to mind to much once inside. I have an Old English Sheepdog that is a real chore to wash. I would give it a try. For $20 you cant go wrong.

  3. Clare
    May 26th, 2009 @ 4:45 am

    He he, what will people come up with next! It was hard enough to wash my Gorden Setter, I think we would have gotten the silent treatment for the day after putting him through the machine!

  4. Claire
    May 26th, 2009 @ 9:16 am

    My dog had to stand under the ice cold outdoor tap. She hated it….lol…I think she would have prefered that machine any day.

  5. brian
    May 26th, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

    Well, that does not wash in washing machines)

  6. Cindy
    May 26th, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

    I’m not sure how to react to this. Stick your dog into a machine? Are our pets laundry now? I’d rather wash my dog myself or if it were so much of a hassle I would employ a dog washing service to wash my dog via person. The concept of putting my dog into a machine just doesn’t sit well with me.

  7. Tatang Sulaeman
    May 26th, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

    One of the strangest things ive seen in a long time. The dog did not look to eager to get in but did not seem to mind to much once inside. I have an Old English Sheepdog that is a real chore to wash. I would give it a try. For $20 you cant go wrong.

  8. Shelly Albright
    May 28th, 2009 @ 9:06 am

    Hmmm, I love my dogs but i think that cost is too much for them ;(

  9. Susane
    May 29th, 2009 @ 5:01 am

    It cost $30,000 I can’t afford this. All I need is a water pipe and a piece of cloth to do this. But I am sure Celebrities will love this.

  10. Sohbet Muhabbet
    June 7th, 2009 @ 7:21 am

    He he, what will people come up with next! It was hard enough to wash my Gorden Setter, I think we would have gotten the silent treatment for the day after putting him through the machine!

  11. kaylee meyers
    June 10th, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

    Okay that is too much, Jetson’s here we come! I love washing my dog I don’t want to put her in a machine:)

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  13. Anonymous
    March 23rd, 2010 @ 5:12 am

    i”™m in the pet products industry and i”™ve seen alot of ”˜mad”™ inventions but this takes the biscuit. It hasn”™t arrived on our side of the pond yet (UK). We write about a lot of new pet products on the market but this one surely has to be tried and tested before it gets near the retailers for the safety of the dogs. Is it really just over engineering a problem thats been solved by a hose pipe, bath or shower, it only takes an extra few minutes. I dont think the human version would have any success do you?

  14. Md.Sahedur rahman
    April 15th, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    before it gets near the retailers for the safety of the dogs. Is it really just over engineering a problem thats been solved by a hose pipe, bath or shower, it only takes an extra few minutes. I dont think the human version would have any success do you?

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