(Closed) Anxious about the dog hair? How do you deal?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
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Helper bee

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teacherbee01:  we have two dogs – one is a big shedder and the other not so much. I vacuum twice a week, use the furminator (dog brush) on them, and keep plenty of lint rollers handy for friends/family who come over. 🙂

Post # 3
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Helper bee

We have a dog that sheds and I have come to accept that it’s simply a fact of life. Before anybody comes over I make sure to detail clean the furniture in case they fret over dog hair.

I don’t know if there is any truth to the myth that children raised in homes with pets actually have less allergy problems,  but it’s a myth I very badly want to have truth to it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I don’t have any suggestions for the furniture or clothes but for the floor, I recommend getting a robot vacuum like an iRobot that you can program to vacuum everyday. I have a friend that has a golden retriever and man were her floors covered in chunks of dog hair everyday! She got an irobot and iTs really helped that issue. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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teacherbee01:  lots and lots of brushing too! We have a whoodle and I brush him everyday! Get a brush and comb and do both. Plus some detangling spray will keep the shedding down. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I vacuum every second day! The dog hair annoys me! They aren’t even allowed on the furniture but the short hairs dog still gets stuck and all over it! Brushing Regularly helps as well!   

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We have 2 big dogs that shed (especially our husky mix). I invested in a Miele Cat & Dog vacuum. Expensive, but a life changer. When you walk into our house, you can’t even tell we have pets. Way better than any other vacuum I have used, and I’ve used all the top brands.

I vacuum 2-3 times a week.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Genuinely not trying to be snarky, but it’s just part of having a dog. Unless you plan to shave the dog, it’s gonna happen.  And short of vacuuming more or sweeping more….you kinda just have to accept it. And I hate to tell you, but it’s gonna get a whole lot worse in the spring when she loses her winter coat.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

She shouldn’t be shedding too much because she does have poodle in her but most goldens shed  majorly twice a year. She might be shedding depending on where you live and what the climate is. I have a golden retriever and while she sheds all the time she loses more hair late fall and spring. Monthly professional grooming helps a lot along with weekly grooming at home. And don’t let people at salons talk you into shed-x treatments or the shed-less shampoos and conditioner. It makes it so much worse because it works out all the loose hairs at once so they shed like crazy for a bit and then shed  normally. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

And I vacuum  2-3x  a week  too. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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UnderTheSun14:  do you use a special vacuum to detail clean the furniture? genuinely curious, I’ve just used a lint roller brush on the couches because the hand vacuum I bought for that purpose doesnt pick up the hairs. But that is a tedious pain in the ass. So if you found a vacuum that works well for that I’d love to know the brand!

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Buzzing bee

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ladycirtolthiel:  Thanks for the Miele recommendation. I’ve been looking into getting a new vaccuum in large part because I’m a new dog owner, too. The Miele really is pricey, but I think I’m going to get one anyway. Did you at any time consider one of the steam-cleam carpet cleaner things? Any other pet owners consider one of those or own one and have an opinion on them? 

OP: I haven’t allowed my new puppy on the furniture. That at least keeps the fur off of there, if not off of the floor. My dog trainer encouraged us to keep her off of the furniture for other reasons, but the bonus is that we don’t have a fur-covered couch. 

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