The Pet Hair Plan: How to Keep Your Home Comfortably Clean With a Canine

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Welcoming a new pet into your home is always an exciting time. Man’s best friend is one of the best additions to any household, bringing laughter, joy and fun for the entire family. Whilst our canine counterparts bring excitement to our lives, the mess they create is one of the less appealing parts of owning a pet. Thankfully, there are a number of ways pet owners can keep the mess at bay.

Today, we have a look at how to keep your home comfortably clean with a canine, so read on to find out more!

1. Steam It Away!

One of the best investments any pet owner can make is to purchase your very own steam cleaner.

This is especially important if your home has carpeted flooring, as dogs can often drag in dirt and other nasties from the outdoors and onto your carpet.

With a high-quality steam cleaner of your own, you’ll be able to give your carpets a near-professional clean any and every time your pet makes a mess on the carpet. A steam cleaner is especially helpful since it not only steams carpets but can also steam hard floors, curtains, surfaces and any other areas of your home.

Steam cleaning is the best way to get rid of germs, parasites and bacteria that your pet may introduce to your home, so heed this top tip and you’ll maintain a perfectly clean home at all times!  

2. Enlist The Help of A Robot

Whilst we’re not expecting you to have a real-life robot out of Star Wars in your home, a great way to keep your home clean is to invest in a robotic vacuum cleaner.

Regardless of whether you have a long or short-haired dog, shedding is something you cannot escape. Besides dog hair, a robot vacuum cleaner can pick up any dirt and debris that your dog may bring into your home from the outdoors.

The fact that an automatic vacuum just does its thing all day long is one of the best ways of ensuring that your home is kept clean throughout the day.

Many models of robot vacuum cleaners even allow you to program specific schedules, allowing you to take control of how long it cleans for, which areas of the home it should target and what time to start cleaning. 

3. Groom Your Best Friend

If you feel like your dog is looking a little unkempt or perhaps covered in dirt, it just may be time to start a grooming routine.

Dirt that is removed from your dog whilst grooming is dirt that will never have to end up on your floors or carpets. We recommend washing your dog down with plain water every so often, and using pet shampoo in minimal quantities and only when really necessary.

When grooming, it is important that you contain the process to one area of your room – a designated grooming spot, so to speak.

Always remember to thoroughly dry your furry one after a bath to avoid any “wet dog” smells from wafting around your home. A clean dog results in a clean home, so don’t skimp on dog grooming. 

4. Keep Your Dog Active

A dog that is active and kept stimulated has a much lesser chance of getting up to mischief and creating a giant mess in your home.

Exercising your dog is great for its health and ensures that your dog isn’t bored or prone to ripping things up or creating mess in your living room. A dog that gets a healthy amount of exercise will also sleep well, reducing the chances of it feeling restless and gnawing at your expensive coffee table.

It is also important that you keep chew toys and other dog paraphernalia around your home for your dog to keep entertained. What are you waiting for? Head to your local pet store and spoil your furry friend with some new dog toys! 

5. Pick The Right Cleaning Products

Last but not least, it is important that you purchase the right cleaning products.

Accidents happen and you can’t stop them from occurring 100% of the time, but you can attend to any stains or marks immediately with the correct cleaning products.

Some of the best cleaning products to clean up pet mess are enzyme-based cleaners that are not only free from harsh chemicals but crafted specifically to get rid of unwanted odours that may occur from pet droppings or urine.  Avoid using any harsh chemicals such as bleach as they may cause harm to both your pets and children.

If you’re looking to create some DIY home cleaners, always check with your vet before using them. 


We hope that this article has given you some useful ideas when it comes to keeping your home comfortable clean with a canine. With a little ingenuity and a well-prepared cleaning arsenal, you’ll find that keeping your home clean is a breeze even with pets. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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