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How to Get Dog Hair Off of Your Couch

Sep 13, 2022

A young dog laying on a couch but there is a lot of dog hair around him.

There’s one thing that’s inevitable when you have pets — and that’s the abundance of pet hair! It seems like no matter what you do, dog or cat fur always manages to find its way onto your sofa. So what’s a pet owner to do?

10 Ways to Get Dog Hair Off Your Couch

1. Vacuum the couch regularly to remove as much hair as possible

Vacuuming regularly is the first step to getting dog hair off your couch. This will help remove any loose hair before it can build up. In addition, an initial vacuuming before cleaning can help make the overall clean-up process go more smoothly.

2. Use a lint roller to remove any remaining hair

A lint roller will pick up any dog hair left behind. Lint rollers work by using a roll of one-sided adhesive tape that sticks to loose hairs. After using the roller, you can simply peel off the used piece to dispose of the hair.

3. Try using a rubber glove to get rid of dog hair — it works like a magnet!

If you don’t have a lint roller on hand, this is a great method for getting dog hair off your couch. Simply put on a rubber glove and run your hand over the couch. The hair will stick to the glove using static electricity. Once all the hair is collected, just throw away the glove.

4. Sprinkle baking soda over the couch, and let it sit for 30 minutes before vacuuming

Baking soda is a great product for removing dog hair from your couch. It works by absorbing the oils in the hair, making it easier to vacuum up. Be sure to let the baking soda sit for at least 30 minutes before vacuuming.

5. Make a DIY lint brush by wrapping masking tape around your hand

In a pinch, if you don’t have a lint roller, you can make your own lint brush with masking tape. Simply wrap the tape around your hand, sticky side out, and press it against the couch. The hair will stick to the tape.

6. Use a pet hair remover tool to reduce shedding

To prevent shedding from happening in the first place, you can use a pet hair remover tool. This tool helps to remove loose hair from your pet’s coat before it has a chance to shed on your furniture.

7. Vacuum the couch with the hose attachment to get into all the nooks and crannies

Be sure to vacuum the couch with the hose attachment to get all the hair out of the nooks and crannies. This will help ensure that you remove as much hair as possible.

8. Try using a furniture spray like Febreze to help reduce pet odor and hair

Furniture spray can help to reduce pet odor and hair. Simply spray the couch with the furniture spray and let it dry. The spray will help to deodorize the couch, and it will also help to reduce static.

9. Place a throw blanket over the couch to protect it from hair and dirt

A throw blanket is a great way to protect your couch from hair and dirt. Simply drape the blanket over the couch when you’re not using it. This will help to keep the couch clean and free of hair, then just pop it in the washer to get the hair off of the blanket.

10. If all else fails, call in a professional upholstery cleaner to remove the hair for you!

If you’ve tried all of these methods and are still having trouble getting dog hair off of your couch, you may want to call in a professional upholstery cleaner. They will have the tools and experience necessary to remove the hair quickly and efficiently.

How Can Acima Leasing Help?

If dog hair has completely overtaken your couch and it’s time to start fresh, Acima Leasing has got you covered with our lease-to-own solutions*. We can help you get the furniture you need from retailers you know and love, with our easy payment options*. You can make all the payments as defined within your lease or you can choose to purchase early at a discount. If you are still interested in reading more about Acima Leasing check out this page or our FAQ page.

Common Questions About Couch Cleaning and Dog Hair

Is there a spray to keep dog hair off the couch?

Yes, there are a number of furniture sprays that can help keep dog hair off your couch. These sprays usually contain ingredients that help to reduce static and prevent hair from sticking to the surface.

Do dryer sheets help remove dog hair?

Dryer sheets can help remove dog hair from your couch. The static electricity in the dryer sheet will help to attract the hair. Simply rub the dryer sheet over the couch, and the hair will stick to it.

Which dog breeds shed the most?

There are a few dog breeds that shed more than others. These breeds include Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever and Chow Chow. If you’re looking for a hypoallergenic breed that doesn’t shed, consider a Bichon Frise or a Yorkshire Terrier. Don’t like those? A Google search for “hypoallergenic dog breeds” turns up 20 other breeds that we’re sure will meet your interest.

Why is my dog shedding so much?

There are a few reasons your dog may be shedding more than usual. It could be due to the season, changes in diet or even stress. Talk to your vet if you’re concerned about your dog’s shedding. They will be able to help you determine the cause and find a solution.