Handy Hints on how to get dog hair out
carpets, furnishings and clothing
Household Tips: How to
remove pet hair from furniture
For removing pet hair
from upholstery in your house and car an easy method is to use
a rubber glove. Gloves with a raised grip work better. Put the
glove on and run it under the tap to make it wet then shake
off excess moisture. Run your fingers over the pet hair areas
in short scraping strokes. You will find that the hair is
easily removed and it is especially easy to get into nooks and
crannies and areas down the back of your sofa.
You can also use a dampened sponge. Rub the
sponge in a downward motion over your chairs, cushions and car
Pet stores carry specially made tools for
removing hair including rubber rakes, hair removal sponges and
pet hair magnets. Pet hair rollers are another solution. They
are a small hand held roller which come supplied with
disposable perforated sheets of sticky paper. The idea is to
roll the pet roller over the area of pet hair and the hair
sticks to the sticky paper.
A similar method of removing dog
and cat hair is to wrap packing or duct tape around your hand, sticky side
facing out and pat this over the furniture or car seats.
Rub a clothes-dryer fabric-softener sheet over the pet
hair. The softener in the sheet makes it easy to pick up the hair.
A lint brush (pictured right) brushed one way only over
fabrics is also useful for removing dog hair.
How to remove pet hair from carpets
Some breeds of dogs, especially short hair breeds have
hair that stick into your carpet like fine little needles which are not
easily removed by vacuuming.
brooms can be used on these stubborn hairs. The rubber bristles work with
static electricity and the dog hairs just seem to jump on to the brush.
Another method is sweeping with a stiff bristle brush before vacuuming.
If time and energy are not a problem to you, you can go
over your carpet with a rubber glove or damp sponge to remove the hairs.
Try mixing some fabric softener with water and mist it
on to your carpet with a spray bottle. Don't saturate the carpet, just a
fine mist is all you need. Allow to dry. After the carpet is dry, go
over with your vacuum cleaner.
|Vacuum the Dog
you can vacuum the dog! Really. I always vacuumed my dog
before I vacuumed the carpet. I started when he was young and he grew to
love it. I used the brush tool attachment that came with the vacuum
cleaner and worked it all over his body. A
great way to get rid of the dog hair before it hit the carpet. My dog always came running to get
his vacuum massage whenever he heard the
vacuum cleaner start up.
Buy a new vacuum cleaner
You might want to invest in a new vacuum cleaner. Dyson
make a specially designed vacuum cleaner that removes animal hair. It's
called the Dyson Animal. It may be a difficult decision to buy an
expensive vacuum cleaner but if you are a pet lover and you are likely to
have cats or dogs in the house for most of your life then the initial cost
could be money well spent to save you from the 'pet hair blues'.
How to remove pet hair from clothing
All of the above methods for removing pet hair from
furniture can used to remove hair from clothing. In addition another handy
hint is to put the item of clothing in the clothes dryer for 20 minutes.
The lint filter should remove the problem.
Low Shedding Dogs
There are a number of dog breeds that shed very little. I'm not
suggesting that you replace your current dog with one of these breeds
but it is something you might wish to give some thought to in the
For a list
of low shedding dogs and pictures read more here: