Dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike will tell you that sometimes, that dog smell is overwhelming. While we love our pups, we don’t want ourselves or our guests smelling like them as soon as we walk through the front door. Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do to prevent your home from smelling like a kennel.
Keep your dog clean
The best way to prevent that doggy smell is to make sure your dog itself doesn’t smell. Regularly bathe and groom your dog using a gentle doggy shampoo. Over-washing your pup isn’t good for his hair or skin, either, but keeping him clean and fresh is the best way to keep your home clean.
Clean the carpet
Pet owners who have carpeting in their home may not notice the build-up of hair that those of us with hardwood or tile can see on a daily basis. As such, make sure you’re vacuuming that carpet regularly, even if it doesn’t seem dirty. If the smell still lingers, try shampooing your carpet or sprinkling baking soda before you vacuum. That’ll eliminate any smells that are lingering in the threads.
And clean their bedding
The smelliest parts of your home will be the areas your dog frequents the most. This includes their bed. Use a doggy bed with a removable cover that can be machine washed. Then, toss the cover in the laundry on a high-heat water setting at least twice a month.