To ask dog owners to help me get through this

(41 Posts)
Superchop Wed 23-Apr-14 21:46:35

I am desperate!!

I have a Staffordshire bull terrier who I love dearly but his hair gets everywhere, the worst is it appears on plates. I am clean Hoover daily, I live in a studio flat. I just don't know what i can do to prevent it. I feel like such a tramp

Hebburnisaplaceonearth Wed 23-Apr-14 21:47:59

I feel your pain. If my dog weren't petrified I would take the Hoover to her directly grin

whereisshe Wed 23-Apr-14 21:50:16

How often do you wash him? With short haired dogs a weekly bath helps get the loose hairs off. And then a quick daily brushing (outside obviously)...

Um honestly....if you're generally cleaning regularly and you have a dog, you accept dog hair as an extra condiment grin

Rowgtfc72 Wed 23-Apr-14 21:52:06

Sandwich isnt a sandwich round here without jack Russell fur in it!

Rainicorn Wed 23-Apr-14 21:53:25

No idea. I'm < this > close to immacking my dog.

Superchop Wed 23-Apr-14 21:54:00

He doesn't like baths, so it's a rare event. I'm guessing his hairs will extend to the bathroom :'(

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Wed 23-Apr-14 21:54:37

Yeah, all I can recommend is a bloody good brush every day outside. Or learn to love the hair.

growingolddicustingly Wed 23-Apr-14 21:55:31

Yep goes with the territory I am afraid. I have greyhound hair in my fridge - my fridge for goodness sake!

YoureBeingASillyBilly Wed 23-Apr-14 21:56:27

"Um honestly....if you're generally cleaning regularly and you have a dog, you accept dog hair as an extra condiment "

^^this! grin

I have a golden retriever. You dont know what hair is til you've lived with my hairy brute.

Me too growingold and greys don't shed much do they!

Boaby Wed 23-Apr-14 21:59:07

Haha in our house a rogue dog hair is called a condiment. Get a furminator from amazon it'll remove all the dead hair under his top layer of fur & hopefully you'll see a big difference, we certainly did.

sugarandspite Wed 23-Apr-14 22:01:24

If you can afford it, send him to the groomers once fortnightly. It makes a massive difference to staying on top of the hair as they really get all the losse ones out.

LAK11 Wed 23-Apr-14 22:01:47

JRT cross here and hair is is everywhere - sometimes I think we have a carpet downstairs, but it is just his hair in clumps on the wooden floor. We often have hair in the oven too. I feel your pain. Also he is hoover phobic so no chance of giving him a quick once over.

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywench Wed 23-Apr-14 22:03:08

Ha! With 2 Akita's there's never a need to unplug the hoover grin On the plus side you never notice dust bunnies because they are swallowed whole by the tumble weed sized fur balls!

Superchop Wed 23-Apr-14 22:03:37

Furminator bought.

Any way of getting rid of hairs from a washing machine?!

Glad I'm not the only one covered in dog hairs

ICanSeeTheSun Wed 23-Apr-14 22:05:55
YoureBeingASillyBilly Wed 23-Apr-14 22:06:08

In the machine they tend to gather in the rubber seal (helpfully) so i just scoop them out after each wash.

Shockers Wed 23-Apr-14 22:07:08

I Hoover my dog. She doesn't mind as long as DH covers her ears as I do it.

Boaby Wed 23-Apr-14 22:28:10

I wash an old tea towel on a quick wash after I wash my wee dogs towels etc. I have a dedicated hair catching tea towel and it works a treat.

Good call on the furminator it's been a god send for us, our long haired spaniel/lab cross is Sheddy McCastsalot & it's cut the stray hairs right down.

stottiecakes Wed 23-Apr-14 22:34:31

If you have a dog you will get dog hair, no matter how much you vacum. I have 3 and vacum 3x per day. Just part of owining a dog im afraid

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Wed 23-Apr-14 22:41:14

I have a black lab and cream carpets (the carpets were here before the dog. Well, they were originally cream. Now they are more "muddy ditch brown" shade). I understand. No help but I sympathise.

<runs off to google furminator>

Wishiwashelenmirren Wed 23-Apr-14 22:41:30

I prefer a Shedding blade for my terrier! he's quite fine skinned and although the fulminator is great at shifting a loose coat he tolerates the blade much more.

KatieKaye Wed 23-Apr-14 22:45:47

Furminators are the business! I've got a very shaggy westie and one pass of the furminator removes more fur than brushing the entire dog.

Jinty64 Wed 23-Apr-14 22:53:06

We bought a grey carpet with a black fleck to suit our black Labrador hairs.

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