Since it can take a few minutes for the paint to dry, you need to be careful removing the stencil as it can smear. Once dry, I noticed it feels kind of like chalk is in the fur. Don’t let the dog shake while it dries or it could mess up the paint. If you are using a stencil, then the shorter the fur, the better. If a dog has longer hair, then when they shake the fur may lay differently afterward causing the design to not be as clear.