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A word to the wise: Even breeds that “don’t shed” actually do shed. They just don’t shed as much.
The best way to lessen the amount of dog fur around your house is to simply brush your dog more. That way, you’re catching most of your dog’s fur in the pet brush, rather then picking it all up later… around your house.
Which is the best flooring when you have dogs?… Hardwood? Tile? Carpet? I would definitely say smooth surfaces (hardwoods & tiling) are better than carpeted surfaces for repelling dog fur. While we haven’t made the switch to all-smooth surface flooring yet (that’ll be in our next home!), we currently have half carpet and half hardwood in our home… and without a doubt, the carpet is the most difficult to keep free of pet hair!
- What to do when the right dog is totally the wrong color.
- Check out the facts vs myths with regard to dog fur.
- I’ve heard that some people mix a teaspoon of olive oil in their dog’s food every day to keep the dog’s skin from drying and reduce shedding.
- Shedding is a natural process. Here’s how to manage the shedding process… making it easier for you and your dog.
Check out these great tips for dealing with your dog’s shedding problem and how to remove pet hair from all your stuff!
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!