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10 Dog Hair Removal Tools That'll Change Your Life  February 20, 2016 – 08:41 pm

flickr/districtinroadsDog hair is a fact of life, one of those small inconveniences we accept as part of the doggy deal alongside muddy pawprints on the kitchen floor and slobbery kisses when you know exactly where that mouth has been.

My pet family includes two dogs and four cats, so we’re dealing with a whole lot of pet hair on our floors, furniture, and clothing. After a lifetime of pet parenthood and many years working in doggy daycare care, I’ve become somewhat of a snob about pet hair removal tools.

This list of tried and true dog hair removal tools has something for everyone, from premium electronics designed to eradicate pet hair on sight, to a simple household hack you probably already have in your cupboard.

Read on to learn about the best dog tools to spring clean away dog hair once and for all.

Sticky Roller

The classic. Relatively inexpensive and easy to use, the only downside is that these don’t stand up to de-hairing the entire living room in one go, and are best suited to small jobs like cleaning off your work clothes on your way out the door.

For a more environmentally conscious option, check out the many “reuseable” sticky rollers on the market, including this option.

Grooming Glove

is a dog grooming tool and surface cleaner all in one, and it has the added benefit of looking like some kind of science fiction prop.

Just pet your dog with the glove to give her a shiny coat, and then pick up stray hair from the furniture with the same petting motion.

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FURemover Duo

Evriholder’s is my personal favorite dog grooming tool/hair remover for quick clean-up around the house. The bigger bristles can be used to brush your dog’s coat and remove loose fur before it has the chance to get stuck to your stuff, and the finer bristles are perfect for brushing hair off the upholstery. Plus, it comes in cute colors!

FURemover Broom

Rubber brooms like this are a staple in doggy daycare for their strong hair-gathering ability. The sweeper version of the is effective on several surfaces, so you can de-hair the carpeted living room and the tiled kitchen in one go, and the long handle means you can work the pet hair out of your rugs from a standing position.

Plus, it’s a multi-tasker with uses far beyond pet hair removal: After you clean up after your dog, you can use the FURemover broom to scrub the bathroom tile or wash the car!

evriholder.comKong ZoomGroom

The is a cute little dog grooming tool with stiff-but-gentle rubber bristles that remove loose hair and stimulate dogs’ skin for a healthy, shiny coat.

I use ZoomGrooms regularly for gentle brushing, and at bath time to help work shampoo through my dogs’ coats.

Pick It Up Mitt

I love a wearable tool, and are affordable and effective for gathering pet hair off of fabric. I don’t know what magic material these gloves are made from, but they have soft have little nubs that pick up pet hair, and are easily cleaned by rubbing two mitts together in opposite directions.

Mitts are great for removing hair from more delicate clothing, as the soft material means your clothes won’t be pulled or pilled from abrasion. (There’s also a “” version of the same thing that works well for pet hair and everyday lint.)

Pledge Fabric Sweeper

The uses two rollers to lift and trap pet hair, and the attached handle/hair trapper can be emptied between rounds.

Online reviewers rave about the efficiency of this handheld tool, and it’s easy to find in most major stores. I like it best for cleaning up pillows and couch cushions.

Dyson Animal Vacuum Cleaner

flickr/bowbrickThe Cadillac of pet hair removal tools, and my fantasy appliance, the has powerful suction, a bag-free canister that empties at the press of a button, and best of all, a tangle-free turbine tool to remove dirt and hair from carpets and upholstery. There are other competent pet hair vacuums on the market, but this bad boy is the dream.

Furminator

If the Dyson Pet is the Cadillac of pet hair vacuum cleaners, then the is the Porsche of dog grooming tools: compact, powerful, efficient, and worth every penny.

The Furminator helps keep your dog’s coat in great shape, and reduces shedding by removing loose fur from the undercoat before it has a chance to hit your furniture. Used appropriately on the right dog, the Furminator it can help prevent excess hair mess and minimize your need for other tools on this list.

A Rubber Glove

Here it is, the unbelievable, incredible, household object lifehack that will make pet hair cleanup a breeze: a plain old rubber glove.

Put on a pair of basic grocery store dishgloves, get them just-barely-damp (or even go dry), and go to town on your fur-covered sofa, rug, or pants. This video will give you a quick demonstration of how it works:

Of course, if you’re anything like me, at a certain point you just roll over and accept the dog hair that creeps onto every surface in your home. As long as the dog is around, the hair will be, too. Still, it’s helpful to have a toolbox to turn to when cleaning time rolls around. Feel free to leave your favorite dog hair removal tools & tips in the comments, and happy spring cleaning!

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