How To Get Dog Hair Out Of Blankets: The Best Tricks To Get Rid Of Dog Hair!

Most dog breeds do not have hair that is similar to ours. That means your furry companion is more susceptible to release heaps of hair all over your place. In my experience, a common area that accumulates a lot of dog hair is your bedroom.

Even if you place your dog outside your house or at your backyard, there’s still a chance it can get to your sheets and blankets. After all, dogs are clingy pets that would attempt to reach your bedroom at one point or another. Today, let’s find out how to get dog hair out of blankets!

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Why Do Dogs Love The Bedroom?

As a dog owner for years now, I can attest to the assumption that dogs absolutely love their owners’ beds. I’ve owned several breeds such as pugs, dobermans, jack russell terriers, and shih tzus. All of my pooches barged inside my room at one point or another.

So what’s the reason for this? Although there’s really no rocket science behind it, it’s safe to say dogs like it because it’s relaxing. Usually, we tend to retreat to our rooms whenever we want to relax or have fun. 

That positive energy carries over to our pets. Dogs have innate abilities to sense positive and negative energy. Thus, whenever your pooch senses you’re relaxing in bed, it would want to jump there too!

Another reason for this is that our beds smell nice, with our scent being all over it too. Loyal dogs who love their owners would want to be reassured through their scent. That’s why many lost dogs sniff their way back home. Besides our smell and presence, the fact that your bed is fluffy and soft is enough reason for your dog to relax there too!

Things You’ll Need to Remove Dog Hair

As fun as it sounds for our dogs to sleep with us or in our room, it does have consequences. Breeds that shed heavily or daily like pugs and german shepherds will give you a headache. This is why you’ll need a good set of materials and methods to combat this furry problem.

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    Adhesive rollers or Lint rollers
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    Latex gloves
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    Sellotape
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    Broom
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    Rubber balloon (optional)
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    Vacuum
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    Fabric softener

Steps To Take

Step 1: Know what you're up against

The first step in battling dog hair is to know your enemy, which is really your dog’s hair or fur type. As an owner, I came across different kinds of dog hair that needed varying cleaning methods.

For example, my pug had fawn hair that was really fine in texture. Because of its fine coat, the hair that it sheds usually “pierces” through the fabric. On the other hand, my German Shepherd shed large chunks of furballs that were clumpy and wiry in texture.

Different textures of dog hair will usually require different methods. For example, fine hair would be resolved by a brush and a damp cloth. On the other hand, thick furballs would usually need something stronger like a lint roller and a vacuum.

Step 2: Clean your place first

When cleaning dog hair, it’s important to clean your surroundings before the blankets or sheets. By doing so, you’re guaranteed to prevent any hair from accumulating so quickly again.

To clean the area, get a broom first and scrub the floor without any cleaning agent. Depending on the degree of accumulation, you will see the broom collect dog hair from the floor. Simply brush everything and place the pile in one corner of the room.

Afterwards, get a pet hair vacuum and take out the furballs. Once you’ve vacuumed the hair, run across the entire room again to collect any hair that was left out.

Step 3: ​Dusting off the blankets

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    Once you’re sure that the area is clean, you can now shift your attention towards the blankets. The first thing that you should grab here is your trusty lint or adhesive roller. These tools are the perfect item to remove not only pet hair, but different kinds of substances that get tangled in fabrics.
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    Other good uses of lint rollers include removing human hair, cotton remnants, suede, and other fabrics. To do this step, get your blanket and spread it out across a clean surface. As much as possible, do this on a wooden table and not on your bed.
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    Wooden or glass tables are smooth surfaces that usually don’t trap dog hair, so it’s a safe place to work on the blankets. Once laid across, move the lint roller on the blanket on either the left or the right edge.
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    Do not move the lint roller in an up and down motion. Using the width of the lint roller, move it from the top corner down to the bottom corner in one swing. If you’re unsatisfied, do the motion again.
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    Continue doing this until you’ve covered the entire surface of the blanket. Afterwards, flip it to the other side and repeat the process. Remember, should your roller be full of hair and dirt, always peel it off to use a new layer.

Step 4: Go the extra mile

Depending on how worse the problem is, your blanket should be ready, or it could need more work. If you really want a clean blanket, go the extra mile by using static electricity and sellotape to remove dog hair.

Using latex gloves or a rubber balloon

To do this, get your latex gloves and wear both in each hand. Simply rub the gloves with moderate force on the blankets. The material of the gloves would allow the hair to be absorbed using static electricity from friction.

If you don’t have any gloves, use a rubber balloon by inflating it and rubbing it all over. The material of the balloon can easily allow pet hair to stick on it!

Using a sellotape

Sellotape is a good adhesive that can collect pet hair by sticking it on the blanket. Just lay out the sellotape across the section that has a lot of dog hair. Once firmly stuck, get one end of the tape and swiftly remove it in one go. You’d see the hair sticking to the adhesive in no time!

Step 5: Wash your blankets

Finally, for a complete hygienic process, put your blankets inside your washing machine. Make sure to use a good fabric softener to help ease the removal of pet hair. By washing your blankets, you’ll remove both accumulated dirt and pet hair.

Don’t forget to dry it out properly afterwards!

Wrapping It Up

So there you have it folks! Dog hair can be an annoying problem especially if we have a furry companion who sheds a lot. Solving it can be as quick as using a lint roller, but often times we’d have to go on full battle mode to take it out.

Still, don’t be too stressed. Removing pet hair is part of the responsibility that we face as dog owners. All the clumps of hair that you have on your sheets are worth it when you have an adorable and loving companion. Take care and good luck! 

Roy Jr.
 

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