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WheelyCote Fri 13-Apr-18 20:53:42

Help!!!

How do u keep your lovely homes clean from all the mud when letting your dogs out??

Apart from following them round and washing there feet every 90 mins or so when let out into the garden...how does your house survive the mud fest?

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missbattenburg Fri 13-Apr-18 20:55:37

It doesn't sad

I found keeping the hairy springer's paws well clipped (inc between pads) helps a little as there is less fur to cling to the mud.

Other than that, watching with interest...

missyB1 Fri 13-Apr-18 20:56:39

I hear you! This must have been the muddiest winter in a decade! Luckily we have all hard floors downstairs. After her big walk I wash her paws, and when she comes in from the garden it’s a quick wipe with her towel. It’s very time consuming hmm

PositivelyPERF Fri 13-Apr-18 20:57:26

How do u keep your lovely homes clean from all the mud when letting your dogs out?

looks at dogs, looks at floors, walks away laughing at OP’s optimism 🤣

Aprilmightbemynewname Fri 13-Apr-18 20:59:57

We replaced the downstairs lounge carpet with wood effect flooring!! Ddogs have to dry off before they are allowed upstairs to the nice lounge!! And have a few nice doggy blankets for the floor!! ( also one on the sofa for sneaky ddogs!)

KarmaStar Fri 13-Apr-18 21:00:03

Spend most of my life on hands and knees washing the floors.then the rest of the time in washing muddy towels and dog beds.
Hurry up summer!🌞

SleightOfMind Fri 13-Apr-18 21:02:10

Wood floors downstairs, short haired, long legged dogs and high mess tolerance.
There are also 4 DC so my house is more ‘wipe clean’ than lovely.

We used to have a lovely cleaner but she moved to Dubai and new rescue is too scared and reactive for us to replace her yet.

It’s grim at the morning meant but summer is round the corner!

SleightOfMind Fri 13-Apr-18 21:02:38

Morning meant???
Moment, obv

Elphame Fri 13-Apr-18 21:03:16

Hall and dining room (which has the back door into the garden) are tiled. Luckily the garden is big enough with enough grass that he doesn't come in muddy.

Totally different story when it's from a walk. It's tuck under arm and straight into the shower.

Hoppinggreen Fri 13-Apr-18 21:04:50

No carpets
Frequent floor washing
Low standards

CMOTDibbler Fri 13-Apr-18 21:10:40

Karndean all through downstairs, muddy dogs don't go upstairs. Currently I have a mop bucket filled all the time in the hall so that I can whizz it round a squillion times a day as even my very low standards are struggling with the amount of mud my two dogs, plus two fosters are bringing in. The fosters are pups, so are going out hourly to wee, and just that tracks a whole lot in.

KarmaStar Fri 13-Apr-18 21:14:34

April your dog's are gorgeous

IheartCaptainHolt Fri 13-Apr-18 21:21:25

I have two of these laid end to end in the utility room so when she comes in from the garden most of the mud has come off. They get washed every week or so at the moment.

http://www.dunelm.com/product/marvel-candy-rock-washable-mat-80x150cm-1000093455

Also got a hosepipe outside the back door for when we get back from walks.

I also just put up with a smear of mud at dog height around the walls but when I've had enough of it a baby wipe does the trick.

Floralnomad Fri 13-Apr-18 21:23:53

We fenced off the patio area with an ornamental fence it’s a win win , no mud indoors , the garden stays intact and in the summer we can all use the grass including the dog .

secretnutter Fri 13-Apr-18 21:27:31

Sigh....I'm so fed up of mud!!! After walking they get their legs cleaned with warm water outside, then they get towel dried.
But ultimately painting the kitchen (where the back door goes to the garden) brown helps hide the dirt winkgrin also mopping the walls!!!!!!

WheelyCote Fri 13-Apr-18 21:56:45

Love it!!! its not just me!!!

April your dogs are lovely smile

I have carpet in the frontroom....cream blush now has a walkway of dirt. Im on my hands and knees cleaning the passage and kitchen floors repeatedly.

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steppemum Fri 13-Apr-18 22:03:12

huge turtle mat by back door, and then a thick towel laid on the floor, every time dog goes out and comes in we make him stop on the towel for a fuss. That helps a lot, but yesterday he did that and then ran intot e lounge and left huge muddy prints all across capets everywhere.

After a walk he is hosed down, so wet rather than muddy and I dry him with a towel, and do between his toes

But I don't look too closely at my kitchen floor...

WheelyCote Fri 13-Apr-18 22:13:55

Tomorrow Im buying a new mop and a new big matt grin

Any hints and tips about avoiding a doggy smell please?? I have two girls. They are smelly dogs even after bathing...which is no easy feat.

Currently have plug ins everywhere and use smelly candles.

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joystir59 Fri 13-Apr-18 23:15:03

Towels at both back and front doors, and he is (more or less) trained to wait for his feet to be wiped before he goes any further.

villainousbroodmare Fri 13-Apr-18 23:16:19

Re doggy smell... No dogs on furniture, choose 100% washable beds and wash them often, bath dogs regularly and leave the shampoo on for 5 -10 minutes. And don't have a lab! grin

joystir59 Fri 13-Apr-18 23:16:32

If he's too (poo-rolled) or muddy he gets lifted into the shower

joystir59 Fri 13-Apr-18 23:18:43

House doesn't smell doggy. Washable covers on sofas, laminate flooring, dog and dog bedding washed regularly. Dog fed on meat and vegetables with raw meaty bone treats. I think his food helps

pigsDOfly Sat 14-Apr-18 00:36:39

Ooh must go to Dunhelm and get one of those mats, thanks for that CaptainHolt. At the moment I'm wiping her paws every time she comes in from the garden or walks, although walks usually involve a more thorough wash as she's low lying - short legs - and long haired.

I'm so fed up with winter and mud.

IheartCaptainHolt Sat 14-Apr-18 07:03:42

@pigsDOfly the mats are amazing! They come up like new after a wash and I've had mine 18 months now. They do fill the tumble dryer with fluff but it's a small price to pay.

pigsDOfly Sat 14-Apr-18 09:27:58

Wish I'd known about it through the winter; my poor carpet. sad

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