Poodles get that fluffy, full look to their coats from being properly dried. While you can simply use a drier to dry them or even let them outside on a warm day, blow drying is the only way to get the classic look that poodles are famous for. First, get them as dry as possible by rubbing them well with towels before you even start the drier. This will save you lots of time and tedious brushing, yet still give your dog the look you want. Run the drier on high and direct a stream of air at the dog, moving it across the body so that all of the hair gets separated and dried. Once the basic drying is done, but while the coat is still slightly damp, go back over each section and blow the hair while you use a slicker brush to brush it against the airflow, straightening the hair out and making your poodle’s coat stand out from the dog’s body.