How To Win The Dog Hair Battle
If you have dogs in Southern Utah, you know how much they shed. If those dogs spend time inside, you know how quickly you are swimming in dog hair. Just walk through the house in dark sock and you suddenly have feet that look like a pair of hairy tumbleweeds rolling through the living room.
I talked with a woman named Kadie about how she battles daily dog hair. Ironically, her maiden name was Hair. She has two dogs, a boxer and a German shepherd that are constantly re-decorating the couch in their particular color of fur.
She says a robot vacuum has made a big difference. “We set it to run every night and once a week we put all the chairs up and get under them,” said Kadie. “It keeps the dog hair to a manageable level.”
Robot vacuums come in many styles and price ranges. Here is a site that lists the best robot vacuums for pet hair. Prices range from $230 to over $1,000. These vacuums can be a real time saver. They come with many features. Anywhere from covering the floor in a random way or have it systematically mapped out and there are even one empty themselves.
She also uses a flat sweep to zip around during the day to pick up what the vacuum doesn’t get over night. There are also several small vacuums made to quickly clean specific problem areas. Especially, fabric couches that your furry pooch treats as their personal 5-star resort.
Kadie says she does groom her dogs and brush out the excess hair, but it takes a lot of time and effort and so it doesn’t happen all the time, but it does make a difference. “It takes about 15 minutes of vigorous combing, and I don’t always get to it,” she said.
Getting those big slobbery kisses and tail wags that could power a wind turbine are worth it, especially if the hair build up isn’t overwhelming.