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Remove dog hair? (With these 10 tips it's easier)

What dog owner does not know them? They are everywhere: on the clothes, the carpet, in the bed, even in the food and sometimes whole clumps fly through the air. We're talking about dog hair. No matter how much you love your faithful companion, you can safely do without the permanent company of fur remains. Find the easiest way to rid yourself of the plague with these 10 tips.

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Below you will find 10 tips to perfectly remove the dog hair

1. the right comb

Brush comb

You should definitely choose the right tool for your dog's coat type. 

The longer the coat, the longer the comb teeth should be. When removing knots and tangles, large distances between the prongs help. This can save your dog pain and yourself a lot of trouble. 

If your companion has a short and easy-care fur, then gladly reach for a narrow-toothed model. With this, you can remove as much hair as possible. 

Gradually accustom your four-legged friends with treats to combing and he will gladly join in. It is best if you are already in the at young ages start with it. 

Now you only have to go to your pet's coat once or twice a day and the hair load in your habitat will be significantly reduced.

2. change clothes

Especially on dark fabric, the animal hair is particularly noticeable. Often, you don't have time to get rid of the lint before you leave the house. 

If you want to avoid looking like a furry even in public, there's a simple trick: Change your outfit as soon as you enter your home. 

Get in the habit, at home to wear only old, comfortable shirts and pantsthat you wouldn't wear outside. 

Let moreover clean clothes never lie on the floor. In this way, you ensure that your clothes are not infested with hair in the first place. In addition, you are forced to immediately put away your laundry and at the same time still have a use for your old clothes.

3. self cleaning pet hair brush

Dog brush

As a dog owner you are certainly not around Lint rollers come around. They reliably remove pet hair from all kinds of surfaces and textiles - at least on the first swipe. Because after that, the adhesive strength leaves much to be desired. 

The desperate search for the beginning of the roll to expose the new adhesive layer is also tricky. In the end, you spend longer peeling the roll than you do the lint removal itself. Plus, you're constantly having to get supplies. 

The most environmentally friendly option is also not the adhesive rollers. All these problems solves the self-cleaning pet hair brush. It is a one-time, affordable purchase and reliably removes dog hair with every swipe. If it is full of lint, it is enough to push it into its stand once and pull it out again. A must for every dog owner!

4. cordless upright vacuum cleaner

You probably already know that the best way to get rid of hair on carpets and floors is with a vacuum cleaner. Here are models with extra attachments for pet hair on. But no matter how good the vacuum, the next day the carpet is again covered with a layer of hair. 

Not everyone has the leisure to vacuum every day, especially in a large apartment. Then you have to do permanent cable management, which costs a lot of time. 

Therefore, a cordless vacuum cleaner is recommended. It's best to choose one that is especially suitable for pet hair. Even though these models are more expensive than regular vacuum cleaners, they are worth buying in the long run. 

You'll be flying around the house with your new vacuum, without having to worry about that pesky power cord. By saving time, daily vacuuming will no longer be a chore. On the contrary, you'll really enjoy it and bring out the cleaning fairy in you.

5. the right washing routine

Dog hair laundry

Simply washing the textiles "contaminated" with hair is usually not enough. The laundry may end up stain but not hair free

A washing machine with Pet hair wash program would be a solution. If you understandably do not want to buy a new washing machine, simply use the Prewash function. This will make the fur come off your clothes much easier. 

Besides, you can already do your laundry put in the dryer for about ten minutes before washing. There, the hair is caught in the lint compartment and also removed more easily later when washing. 

6. shower squeegee or glass wiper

Get a shower squeegee, even if you already have one. It's perfect for removing fur from sofas, chairs and carpets because of its long shape. 

Pull off the hairy object with the glass squeegee, just as you would on the shower stall or a window. The dog hair will stick to the rubber rim and form a lint worm each time you pull it off. 

You can then remove by hand or vacuum cleaner. Don't use the same squeegee for your windows as you do for your furniture, or you could contaminate both. 

There are also rubber brushes for this purpose, but they are more expensive and smaller than a conventional shower squeegee. 

7. rubber gloves

The same principle applies here as in point 6. The animal hairs stick to the rubber without further ado. 

While the glass wiper is more suitable for larger surfaces, you can use the rubber gloves for hard-to-reach areas. 

Just put on the gloves for this and run your fingers over the area to be cleaned. This procedure is particularly effective for sofa nooks, gaps between the bed frame and mattress or in the car. 

8. (synthetic) leather upholstery

Dog hair leather

If you have the possibility, you should always choose leather or leatherette upholstery for your furniture. These are the easiest to remove hair from compared to all other fabrics. 

When vacuuming, you don't need a special attachment, in fact, most of the time you don't even need to unpack the vacuum cleaner. With leather it is enough to wipe it with a damp cloth or one with microfibers and you have already collected all the hairs. 

Especially for the Dog bed worth buying a leather pad, because this is where most of the fur collects. 

If you don't have the option of replacing or reupholstering your furniture, you can also replace it with cover large clothsWhen company comes and you uncover your furniture, it will look like new.

9. dust magnet wobble

This cleaning utensil acts not only on dust like a magnet, even the unloved dog hair is captured. 

On shelves, tables and trays, in other words, anywhere where small stuff is standing around, the dust magnet should be your first choice. Because without running the risk of sucking in something small or damaging delicate objects, you can use your frond to wipe up those pesky hairs in seconds. 

10. adhesive tape

You couldn't resist your pet's puppy dog eyes when you left the house, despite all your precautions. 

You just had to cuddle him one last time without thinking of the consequences? Now you're at work or out with your friends and your outfit is covered in hair from top to bottom? You don't have a lint roller or your self-cleaning pet hair brush with you? 

Don't worry, whether in the office or at a friend's house, tape will always be found. The bigger the tape, the better. 

Stick it over the hairy clothes and pull it off again immediately. Repeat this process until the adhesive surface is full. Then tear off a new piece and continue until you have no more fur traces on you.


Sometimes, instead of your furry companion, you might want a naked cat or a naked mole rat? With these animals you would not have to deal with a hair infestation of your habitat. 

Follow these 10 tips and you will realize how easy it is to get rid of dog hair. The hairy matter will rarely be a problem for you again. 

Written by Claudia Weise
Written by Claudia Weise

I am an editor at hundeo and when it comes to dogs, my heart beats faster. My goal is to publish the best dog guides on the web. There is a lot of passion in every article and I am happy about every feedback to constantly improve our content.

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