I bought this dryer to help shorten the drying time of my big hairy male dog. Yes, it does help. However, would be better if it had a heat option. It moves room-temperature air very effectively & it's pretty quiet. However, I have to use it in conjunction with an older cage dryer which does have heat. Works best if the dog is in a large wire crate draped with towels. The dryer is somewhat heavy and the hoses/attaching brackets are bulky. The worst thing about it is the hose clamps used to secure the hoses to the mounting brackets don't fit very well & the hoses come off easily, which is annoying. I've learned to keep a screwdriver handy.