Remove Dog Hair from Carpet

As much as we love our furry friends, dog hair tends to get everywhere. Which can be really frustrating when your house is predominantly made up of carpets. 

Luckily, it is much easier to remove dog hair from a carpet than it is to clean dog poop from a carpet, for example. 

There is still a technique to it though, and it will take some time to be done properly. But it will be worth it when your carpets are free of dog hair and any dog odors. 

In this article, we are going to give you the best tips on how to remove dog hair from a carpet, with and without a vacuum cleaner. 

What this article covers:

Best Way To Remove Dog Hair From Your Carpet 

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The best, most effective, and easiest way to remove dog hair from your carpet is by using a vacuum cleaner and vacuuming over the carpet.

But unfortunately, some vacuum cleaners aren’t strong enough and aren’t able to get hold of dog hair that has gotten deep into the fibers of your carpet. 

So, the ultimate way to remove all of the dog hair from your carpet would be to use our counter-rotating brush carpet cleaner machine. For ease of reading, we will refer to it as the CRB carpet cleaner from here on out. 

While the CRB carpet cleaner isn’t the cheapest piece of equipment around, if you have a lot of carpets in your house, and a lot of furry animals, we couldn't recommend it more.

The CRB carpet cleaner does exactly what a vacuum cleaner does, but it does it a lot better. It can get deep into the carpet’s fibers and remove more hair and debris than a standard vacuum cleaner can. 

It also has 7 other functions and can clean multiple surfaces, making it a great investment for your home. 

The CRB carpet cleaner makes removing pet hair from carpets a breeze. We are going to explain how to use it for dog hair removal below.

Step 1: Put The Dust Cover On Your CRB

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The first thing you need to do before you use your CRB carpet cleaner to remove dog hair is put on the dust cover that comes with the machine. This will help extract dust, debris, and hair from the carpet by getting in nice and deep. 

You will also be able to see all the hair and dirt that you have accumulated from the transparent panel on the dust cover.

Step 2: Vacuum Your Carpet

Once the dust cover is on and the CRB carpet cleaner is plugged in, you can now start to vacuum the carpet. 

Slowly walk the machine up and down the carpet make sure you don’t miss any dirt or hair. Make sure that you cover the entire carpet. 

Going over the entire carpet once should be enough to get all of the dog hair out, but if the carpet is exceptionally dirty and you are worried that it won’t be enough, you can always go over it a second time to be sure. 

And that is it. That’s all that is required to remove dog hair from your carpet when you use our CRB carpet cleaner. 

How To Remove Dog Hair From Your Carpet Without A Vacuum

Baking Soda 

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Not only does baking soda work for removing pet vomit from a carpet, or when you want to get rid of pet smell on a carpet, but it also works to loosen dog hair from a carpet to make removal much easier. 

The great thing about using baking soda is that it can often be found in your pantry already, it is inexpensive to buy, and it also helps to deodorize the room, which is also a positive if you were wondering how to get dog smell out of your couch and carpet

Step 1: Sprinkle Baking Soda Over Your Carpet

Sprinkle a decent amount of baking soda all over your carpet. Let it sit for about 10 - 15 minutes.

Step 2: Sweep Up The Baking Soda

Use a brush and dustpan to sweep up the remaining baking soda and all of the loose pet hair. You can also shake out the carpet afterward so that any excess baking soda and loose hair fall off. 

Fabric Softener

This is a great trick to help you remove dog hair from a carpet. The liquid of the fabric softener helps you to gather the hair easily and ensures that it stays clumped together as you pick it up out of the carpet. 

When choosing the fabric softener, though, make sure that you choose one without any dyes or scents. It doesn’t get washed out of the carpet after you have removed the dog hair, so you don’t want it to soil the carpet.

Step 1: Dilute The Fabric Softener With Water

Dilute the fabric softener with water in a 4:1 ratio. So, there should be 4 parts of fabric softener to 1 part of water. 

Put these ratios in a spray bottle and mix well.

Step 2: Spray The Carpet 

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Spray the mixture onto your carpet so that it is damp, and not wet. We would suggest focusing on different segments instead of doing it all in one go, especially if it is a large carpet. 

If you do the whole carpet in one go, it is very possible that the carpet will dry before you have removed all of the hair. 

Step 3: Remove The Dog Hair 

Once a section of the carpet is damp, use a paper towel, or your hand (this works best if you wear a plastic cleaning glove) to work the hair out of the carpet. 

To do this, pull the hair and fibers to one point. This should cause the hair to clump together and form a pile that is easy to remove and dispose of. 

A Lint Roller Or Anything Sticky

A lint roller or anything sticky such as sellotape can help remove dog hair from your carpet. Unfortunately, these methods won’t get deep into the carpet fibers, so not all of the hair will be removed. 

But, it will remove all of the surface hair. So, it can be seen as a quick and easy short-term fix to make your carpet look presentable if you have guests over, for example. 

Roll the lint roller up and down over your carpet a few times to collect all of the dog hair. You will most likely need to use a few sheets to do this. 

Dog Grooming Gloves

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Dog grooming gloves can be used for more than just to make your dogs look good. They remove pet hair from your carpet in the same way that they remove it from your dog’s body. 

Step 1: Rub The Carpet With Dog Grooming Gloves

Put the gloves on, and rub your hands up and down along the carpet. This will pull the dog hair loose from the carpet. Try gathering it all in one area.

Step 2: Sweep Up The Loose Hair

Use a brush and dustpan to sweep up the loose hair. 

Rubber Squeegee

Rubber squeegees are great for gathering pet hair from a carpet. Thanks to its natural gripping properties, rubber acts almost like a hair magnet, and can gather the hair that is trapped deep within the carpet fibers. 

Step 1: Gather The Hair

Stroke the carpet in one direction to try and gather the dog hair. This may take a while to do, but it doesn't have to all be done at once. 

Try and break the carpet up into segments, as this will also be more effective and you will get more hair loose. 

Step 2: Sweep Up The Hair

Sweep up and dispose of the loose dog hair. 

How To Deep Clean Your Carpet From Dog Hair Using The Best Carpet Cleaning Chemicals

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Step 1: Pre-Vacuum the Carpet

First, pre-vacuum the carpet with a vacuum, or even better, with our CRB carpet cleaner, as we explained above in the section that covers the best way to remove dog hair from your carpet. 

While this method will remove any loose dog hair from the carpet, it won’t effectively clean your carpet from the dog hair, and all of the dust and dirt that comes with it. 

There might still be some dog hair trapped deep within the carpet’s fibers, and there will also still be dog odors and remnants left on the carpet due to the lack of cleaning products used. 

In essence, removing dog hair from a carpet, and deep cleaning dog hair out of a carpet, are actually two different things. 

So, if you want to fully clean your carpet and rid it of dog hair, you will need to clean it in a similar way to what you would if you wanted to clean dried dog urine on your carpet

The next few steps will explain how to do this. 

Step 2: Gather Your Cleaning Materials And Equipment 

You will need the following carpet cleaning chemicals and materials.

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On top of this, you will need some cleaning equipment, too. If you have our CRB carpet cleaner, then that will be all that you need. But if you don’t, you will need some other things.

  • A carpet cleaning brush
  • A wet-dry vacuum cleaner

Step 3: Apply The USOR Unchained

Apply your USOR Unchained to the carpet. Make sure that you dilute it with water first, though. The directions and quantities can be found on the back of the bottle. 

Saturate your entire carpet with this mixture, and let it sit on the carpet for a few minutes to break down any odors or particles. 

While this product may seem more like something you would use to clean dried dog pee from your carpet, it is great to clean carpets from any pet residue and odors, so it will give your carpet a thorough and deep clean, and rid it from any dog hair remnants.   

Step 3: Apply Your Prespray

Choose a carpet pre-spray that you would like to use. Apply it onto the carpet, over the USOR. 

The prespray needs to be diluted with water and placed into a spray gun. The directions and quantities are shown on the back of the prespray bottle. 

Spray the prespray on the carpet, and allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Step 4: Agitate The Carpet

The next step is to agitate the carpet. Here you can use the CRB carpet cleaner, or if you don’t have this, you can use a carpet brush. 

Agitating the carpet refers to loosening the carpet fibers, and any debris and hair that is stuck in the carpet. 

This helps the carpet to be cleaned properly and makes sure that all of the hair stuck deep within the carpet fibers is removed. 

Step 5: Rinse The Carpet 

Now it is time to rinse the carpet. We recommend using one of our rinses to do this and not just water Our rinses help to ensure that there is no product build-up from the cleaning chemicals. 

Our rinses also work together with our presprays to promote a deeper and more effective carpet clean.

Step 6: Dry The Carpet

The final step is to dry your carpet. This can be done by air drying it, but this does take quite a while. And, if it takes too long, it can leave the carpet smelling damp and moldy. 

The most effective way to dry your carpet is by using our CRB carpet cleaner. This will ensure your carpet is dry in no time. You can also use a wet-dry vacuum cleaner to try and remove excess water from the carpet, and promote faster drying. 

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As you can see, there is still quite a bit of effort that goes into removing dog hair and cleaning your carpet from it. But, as we mentioned, it is a much easier, and more appealing, job than figuring out how to get the smell of dog diarrhea out of your carpet

So, don’t let the fear of dog hair on your carpet keep you from getting the dog of your dreams. It is an easy job to remove it, especially with the help of our CRB carpet cleaner.

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