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.

  • This is a great article with helpful tips/reminders. My kids love our dog and it’s hard to see him outside when we’re all inside just because we want to keep the house clean. Need to find ways to make him clean enough to come inside too!


  • Great tips we are waiting for a dog enclosure with a gate so our dog can come inside once the warmer weather starts and I will put a big rug underneath her bed. She will have a corner of the house all to herself. Still eat her meals outside on our deck to reduce indoor mess.


  • I’m lucky that my dog doesn’t shed fur. However she does bring in mud when it’s been raining and we have wood floors. My robovac is brilliant in helping to keep the floors mostly clean from dirt and dust and we spot mop every day. I expect to have grubby floors in the winter and that’s something I’m okay with. Having a dog is worth it in the end


  • I have Poodles and they don’t shed they have wool coats so easy with wool than fur my big dog has fur but she only comes inside in the morning and it’s not long and I’ve found she hardly looses any fur. I do find that light dirt comes in on dogs and my shoes.


  • We rent so no dogs allowed


  • Great post, but sounds like the Robovac would work wonders too. Thanks for the post.


  • I’m really tempted to try this mop :)


  • I have a microfiber mop/broom thing that I run over the floorboards every few days. Picks up all the hair in a flash. I do it when I talking on the phone


  • Our babe doesn’t shed, and her food and water is outside. I actually don’t find that she brings much dirt inside but turn on the robovac on every few days.


  • We have our two labs inside with us all the time, and the only things we have found that works to keep the floors clean is a robovac! We put robo on each night when we go to bed, and just like a fairy cleaner it makes beautifully cleaned pet fur free floors for us in the morning. It’s a lifesaver!


  • Our dog is an outside dog, although he is starting to follow the kids in now


  • I don’t own one.


  • I’m lucky that my dog isn’t a shedder so that’s one thing organised. She does bring in a lot of dirt through her doggy door though. It’s just a constant sweep and mop of the dirty areas.


  • We’re lucky our dog doesn’t malt or drop fur at all. He does love to dribble water from his bowl all over my newly cleaned floor though.


  • Mess is one of the many reasons we don’t have pets.


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