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Over the years I’ve learned a lot about dogs. Some stuff was learned by reading & research, while other stuff was learned the the hard way – through trial & error.
After cleaning up puke way too many times to count you start to understand what methods work and which ones don’t. From training tips to making the most out of play time, here’s a list of 59 life hacks for dog owners:
Life Hacks For Dog Owners: Housekeeping & Cleaning Tips
1. Use Covers to Keep Your Furniture Fur Free
Do you allow your pets on the furniture? I do so I know how hard it is to keep them clean. You can keep your furniture clean & fur free by using sheets, blankets or slip covers. And when it’s time to clean just throw those covers in the wash & you’re good to go.
2. Dryer Sheets Pick up Dog Hair Like Crazy
Looking for a simple way to pick up some of that dog hair? Dryer sheets pick up loose dog hair on fabric like magic.
3. Use Rubber Gloves to Pick up Stray Dog Hair
Use a damp rubber glove to pick up stray hairs on upholstered furniture. It’s amazing how well that hair clings to rubber gloves.
4. Use Baking Soda to Clean up Pet Urine
If your dog pees on the carpet you can use baking soda, which is great at removing odors as well, to clean it up. Pour some baking soda over the spot, let it sit for 20 minutes and then vacuum it up.
5. Use a Window Squegee to Clean Up Fur From Carpet
Do you get a ton of dog hair lodged deep into your carpet? Use a window squegee to pick up fur in your carpet & on your furniture. Scrape it along the carpet & just watch as that hair comes up.
6. Cover Up Scratch Marks on Furniture with a Walnut
Do you have a few scratch marks on your wooden furniture? You can cover them up by rubbing a walnut over them.
7. Use a Magic Eraser to Get Rid of Drool Marks
Does your drool a lot? Say goodbye to scrubbing off those drool marks – get yourself some magic erasers.