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.
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