Our home would not be complete without our two energetic fluffballs that are more like four-legged humans than dogs. But boy, do they shed. There is dog hair and muddy paw prints everywhere and it feels like I am always cleaning. So if you too have animals in your house, listen up, as I am the expert in keeping your home (especially your floors) clean with dogs.

Create a Hangout for Your Dog

Dedicate an area of your home for your pooch and this will eventually become their area to hang out in. Buy an easy-to-clean doggie bed and add some toys and you’ll be creating a little haven for your pet. The aim here is for the hair and dirt to be confined to the dog’s little patch.

Give Your Dog A Clean After A Walk

Your dog is bound to pick up dirt, grime and mud while on a walk or run. My dogs love to roll in the dust so they’re often filthy after some fun play outdoors. Before you go into your house after a walk, make sure you give your pet a basic clean. Use a spray bottle to remove mud from paws and use an old towel to rub away dirt or dust.

Use The Best Products To Keep Your Floors Clean With Dogs

Your dog is invariably going to bring muddy paws into the house – especially when it’s raining. I’ve got wooden floors and tiles and have found the perfect weapon to keep floors spotless, even with grubby dogs running around. I highly recommend the Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Spin Mop that’s being currently reviewed by our members. I’m actually completely obsessed with this mop. I love that the Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Spin Mop removes over 99% of bacteria with just water so there is no need to use harsh chemicals to get a thorough clean.

This high-performance mop has super absorbent 100%-microfibre white strings, combined with red powerfibres for advanced cleaning power and superior dirt pick up.

I usually give our floors a daily once-over with my trusty Vileda mop, just to get rid of any grime and ensure that dog hair isn’t being spread around the house.

Give Your Dog A Good Brush

It’s a good idea to get into the routine of brushing your dog once a day. This gets rid of any loose hair that has been shed. I usually try and do this outside so that fur doesn’t fly all over the house.

Don’t Ignore Your Dog’s Eating Area

It’s really important to maintain the cleanliness of your dog’s eating and drinking area. Get into the habit of washing your pet’s food and water bowls once a day. This will give you an opportunity to reach for the Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Spin Mop and give the floor under the bowls a good clean.

What are your tips for how to keep floors clean with dogs? Tell us in the comments below.

We are proud to be working closely with the Vileda team to bring you this article. We love that we feel safe and clean using Vileda products and that we can rely on Vileda products for superior, thorough and effective all-round home hygiene. Vileda – It feels great to feel at home.

*The removes over 99% of bacteria claim is supported by research undertaken by an independent, accredited institute for microbiology & immunology. Find out more at www.vileda.com.au

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  • Found this article quite Interesting.


  • Great to know! I haven’t tried this mop before.


  • Wow, some of these comments below have nothing to do with the article.

    I like having floorboards with pets – it makes life so much easier for cleaning up accidental messes and vacuuming up hair.


  • Hmmm… seriously who has that much time that they can clean the dog after every walk! Mine is allowed inside only sometimes for this reason.


  • great list of skills!


  • I love my vileda mop for this reason! U have two dogs and a cat and my life is constantly trying to clean up. We only have a small tiled area for them to be in while inside but it gets dirty! So the mop is perfect as a quick way to make sure the floor is clean enough for my baby to crawl on.


  • I have Poodles and they don’t drop any hair they have wool and it is easier but they can walk dirt in and wet paws Mark floors too. I always put a good cleaner in to clean the floors as we all need to feel safe.


  • I have spent hundreds shopping at coles accumulating points to get some cookware and surprise surprise 3 weeks before the end of the promotion there is no stock left. I don\’t think it\’s by luck – coles deliberately short order stock to get you to spend up. If there are any lawyers ut there we should start a class action. I want my frypan or the money back that it cost me to shop at coles instead of aldi. I WILL NEVER SHOP AT COLES EVER AGAIN it has happened so many times I am over them. Our family already has stopped buying fuel from Shell.


  • Hello there, i am the owner of https://homecosmetica.com
    can i make this recipe via air fryer?


  • Love our two boys but jeez I do not love the masses of dog hair I sweep up!


  • We spend too much time as mother’s trying to please everyone! Mother’s Day is your day now too! Spend it however you please and with whomever you please.


  • I constantly have to clean up after my beautiful dog. I dont mop every day but i do try to sweep up regularly.


  • Unfortunately I don’t think I could have a dog for this reason


  • I have this mop which has designated areas to clean which my son uses. I also have an Ecoworx mop which is used in the rest of the house.


  • Don’t care how many people say it or how times I read it …I DO NOT believe just water and this mop gets rid of 99% of bacteria.

    • Yes I agree with you, just water can not kill bacteria unless it’s steaming hot


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