What Is Best To Remove Dog Hair At Home?

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There are a number of products that can be used to remove dog hair from furniture, carpet and clothes.

In this article, I share with you all the products I’ve tried during the many years I’ve shared my home with hairy dogs.

I use the products I like the most on almost a daily basis to keep my home clean and free of dog hair (to the extent possible).

I hope you find the information helpful.

Before I start, let me tell you that my dogs are Australian Shepherds, whose coat is made of two layers: an undercoat with longer hairs (for insulation) and a top coat with short hairs for protection against dirt and wetness.  

Australian shepherds shed but they don’t lose huge amounts of hair like some dogs do at certain times of the year.

If your dog sheds a lot, you might need to properly de-shed your dog a couple of times a year to keep the amount of hair manageable.

As I don’t have any experience in doing this, I recommend asking your vet for a dog groomer recommendation to seek further advise.

The following are my personal choices of products that work the best for me to remove dog hair from furniture, carpet and clothes.

What is the best dog hair remover for furniture?

In my experience, the best way to remove dog hair from furniture is by using a rubber hair remover brush.

Here’s a video of me using it on a hairy armchair that my dog likes to sleep on:

Sometimes, I will use a good old lint roller afterwards to remove any hair that may still be there.

At the time of writing this article, the rubber brush was available on Amazon for $35.40 (click here to check the latest price ).

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Lint rollers can be bought on Amazon too , or you can find them at your local IKEA or Kmart.

How do I get dog hair off the carpet?

The best way to get dog hair off the carpet is by using a good vacuum cleaner frequently.

That said, I personally don’t like frequent vacuuming, and do the below instead:

  1. I have a high-end robot vacuum that will automatically vacuum my home twice a day.
  2. I use the above mentioned rubber brush about once a month on the carpets to get rid of any hairs that the robot vacuum didn’t pick up.
  3. I vacuum with a regular vacuum cleaner once every 1-2 weeks.

This is my personal preference and will not work for everyone. If you can brush your dog frequently, it will also lessen the amount of hair they will loose inside your home.

What is the best dog hair remover for clothes?

In my experience, the best way to remove dog hair from clothes is by using a lint roller .  

I tried various other products because I don’t like how much waste lint rollers create, but none of them did as good of a job, and a few of them unfortunately even damaged my clothes.

If you know of a better product please do let me know, but for all I know, good old lint rollers do the best job in removing dog hair from clothes.

I hope this helps.

I’d love to hear from you if you have a better way of removing dog hair from furniture, carpet and clothes.

Happy cleaning!



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