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With two labs there’s a LOT of dog hair in my house. There’s also a lot of dog hair in my car and on my clothes. With the addition of my rescue dog Burt, there’s also a lot more drool everywhere. Is it possible that boy dogs drool more than girl dogs? With all the mess, I’m always on the hunt to find the best cleaning tools to get dog hair out of anything!

Thanks to these two fur balls I’ve tested a ton of different things to keep my life clean and I’ve finally found the best cleaning tools to get dog hair out of anything. Your carpet, hard floors, couch, car and clothes don’t have to scream “dog lady”. Pick up a few of these tools and our life will be fresh and clean!

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

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The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

I think that you need more than just a vacuum to clean a house with dogs like my two labs. I use a mix of my vacuum, mopping, dusting and just plain old lint rolling to keep everything in order. This post includes all of my favorites plus scroll down to the end to find popular options that other dog moms rave about!

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

The Best Vacuum For Dog Hair

I love my Shark Rotator! It has very powerful suction and an adjustable roller bar that you can raise and lower depending on how thick your carpeting is. One of my favorite things is the light on the head of the vacuum. I feel like it’s brighter than other’s I’ve had before and it really shows where the dog hair is hiding on my floors (aka, everywhere). If you don’t have pets then this probably isn’t the best Shark product for you. Something like the Shark Duoclean will be more suitable for you as it’s a great model (and I am not the only one saying this, as you can see). The model of vacuum you get will be dictated by if you have pets and, if you do, now hairy they are!

This vacuum also comes with a bunch of different attachments. For my stairs, I usually use the motorized brush attachment to do the flat area (I have a runner on my stairs so the brush really loosens up the dog hair that gets in there). Then, I get out the crevice tool and do the crevice of the runner where a ton of dog hair settles.

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

I also love the Lift-Away feature of the Shark Rotator vacuum because you can detach the heavy main part to make it lighter to use on the stairs or to reach under tables and chairs.

Real Dog Mom Review from Amazon:

Rachel said, “I have a Lab and a Shepard that obviously shed A LOT. I tested the pet attachment on the couch and the suction even leaves the pretty vacuum lines in the couch. It picked up hair better than any vacuum I have owned.”

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

Vacuum and Mop at The Same Time

This is one of the best cleaning tools to get dog hair out of anything! So this device from Bissell is a total game changer! The Crosswave Pet Pro is one of my favorite appliances in my house! It doesn’t replace a regular vacuum (like my Shark), but it will still suck up pet hair and dirt while it scrubs and washes my floors. I absolutely love using this in my kitchen where we end up with a ton of drool and puddles from the water bowl. It’s also great for cleaning up salty or muddy paw prints on my hardwood floors during the winter and rainy months.

I buy the cleaning liquid that’s sold to go with this. It’s earth friendly and safe for use around kids and pets. It also has Frebreeze build in so it neutralizes a lot of smelly odors that the dogs leave around.

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

In my cleaning routine, if I vacuum a couple of times a week then, ideally, I use the Crosswave once a week or so. There’s nothing better than the feeling of clean floors on my bare feet and this leaves the floor squeaky clean!

Another really cool thing about the Crosswave (you can read my full review here) is that you can use it on low profile carpet or area rugs. When I first got it I used it on the rug in my bedroom and I swear it got up puke stains that I kinda forgot were even there!

Real Dog Mom Review from Amazon:

ANWoodall said, “We have laminate flooring and two dogs, one of which is a chocolate lab that sheds as if her life depended on it. The other is a 12 year old Yorkie who knows how to play dead, give a high five, sit, lay down, and use a Pilates reformer but can’t for the life of him remember to pee outside. Dogs like this may often require things like washable pee pads for dogs to stop this kind of thing from happening. I like efficient. Do the job right and fast and I’m happy. It’s easy to assemble, it picked up enough hair to knit two Chewbacca’s and it didn’t spread the dirt/hair all of the place, and it dried within minutes. It’s like a shampooer for your hard surface flooring.

If you’re looking for a powerful vacuum, this isn’t your jam. If you’re looking for efficiency to save you from vacuuming, mopping, then yelling at your children to stay in their freaking rooms so they don’t walk on your freshly mopped floors only to have the dogs follow you around as you mop like you’re leading a conga line, then you need this in your life! You do need to take some things apart and clean after each use, which adds another step, but you’re probably used to cleaning up after everyone anyway.” After this step, the floors are pretty clean. I occasionally run a steam mop through if the dogs are muddy or it’s been raining outside as they leave paw prints and marks all over the floors but I don’t steam mop every day. You might want to check out these steam mop reviews if your furry friends also leave muddy prints everywhere. The hoover just picks up the hairs and debris they bring in so it’s nice to have some equipment to get rid of the marks too.

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

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How to Clean Up Dog Hair in Between Vacuuming

Even with all these fabulous appliances, I don’t want to lug out the vacuum or the Crosswave every day. So in between actual cleaning, I Swiffer. I don’t even consider this actual cleaning because it’s so easy and takes about 2 minutes. But in those 2 minutes, it’s amazing what dirt and dog hair I pick up.

There are also some little spots that the vacuum doesn’t reach well (even with all the attachments!). For example, under and behind my refrigerator or under the stove. I’ve swiffered up enough dog hair from under my fridge to stuff an entire teddy bear! And I thought I had a super clean house. Oh well, with dogs there’s always something else to clean!

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

Swiffer actually has a line of pet specific dry cloths than have Febreeze built in. I actually really love this because not only do they wipe up a lot of hair and dust, but they leave behind a little fresh scent. Since I keep my refills in the pantry with the dog food it also keeps that area smelling fresh!

Real Dog Mom Review from Amazon:

BigWords22 said, “This is my favorite product to pick up my pit bull terrier’s dog hair. It literally cleans better than any other product or vacuum. Must have this for my laminate and tile floors.”

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The Best Tool for Getting Dog Hair Out of Your Car

If you have dogs in and out of your car on a regular basis, vacuuming will definitely clean up the bulk of the hair and dirt. But there are certain spots in your car that the vacuum literally seems to do nothing! Whatever that material is that’s like the soft side of velcro and lines the whole way back area of my car is like a magnet for dog hair.

A few years ago I found this little tool called the Lilly Brush. It’s only $10 and it’s so simple, but it’s really effective at getting the dog hair out of my car. Last Summer I took a road trip to the Hamptons with some other dog moms and our pups. We had an amazing time but I had sooooo much sand, dirt and dog hair in my car afterward. I used the powerful vacuum at the car wash but nothing got it all out like this little Lilly Brush.

Real Dog Mom Review from Amazon:

Stephanie said, “I’m absolutely blown away by this magical product. I have searched for MONTHS and tried numerous products to get my American Bulldogs hair out of my seats. She loves car rides but her shirt coarse hair sticks and I thought was impossible to remove from my car… I took 10 minutes of my lunchtime today to try it out… OMG AMAZEBALLS!!!!”

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

The Best Way to Clean Up Dog Hair, Fast!

When in doubt, I always go for a good old sticky lint roller! Any good dog mom needs to have a few lint rollers strategically stashed around the house! If I have friends coming over in five minutes and there’s no time to vacuum the couch, I just run the lint roller over a few times. I have these in my closet, bathroom, kitchen and in my car. They’re inexpensive and come with refills that will last you a while.

Real Dog Mom Review from Amazon:

Bluejer said, “This is the only lint/hair remover that I buy to deal with the fallout from my 3 large, long-haired dogs. It’s the stickiest!”

The Best Cleaning Tools to Get Dog Hair out of Anything

Shop the Best Cleaning Tools Loved by Dog Moms

Want to find even more of the best cleaning tools to get dog hair out of anything? In addition to my favorite cleaning tools, there are a few others that are loved by dog moms and I want to make sure to mention them. For example, although robotic vacuums don’t work for the layout of my home, they are great for some people so I wanted to include the dog mom top choice (people love the Shark Ion!).

You can easily shop all the top dog mom picks below. And feel free to comment on this post if you have suggestions for your favorite tools to get rid of dog hair from every corner of your life!

Looking for more tips on keeping your dog lover house clean? Check out these posts:
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The Easiest Dog Bath Ever!

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Thanks to my two dogs we have dog hair everywhere! I found the best cleaning tools to get dog hair out of anything. Your carpet, hard floors, couch, car and clothes don't have to scream

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