Shedding can be aggravating, especially when our dog’s fur color contrasts heavily with your furniture. Having white hair on a black couch or vice versa can be a little too obvious, not to mention that the hair may be annoying to those with allergies.
Dealing with moderate shedders can be a bit of a hassle, but if your goal is to keep your home clean and hair-free, maintenance is about as necessary as it gets. There are different tools and routines that help deal with shedding and may help reduce your hair-induced stress along the way. Depending on how heavily your dog sheds, you may need to try a few things before figuring out what works.
Dogs shed for many reasons. It can be to get rid of dead hair, or it can be because of a change in seasons. No matter the reason, shedding doesn’t seem to bother dogs, besides perhaps making them more prone to itching. Brushing through your dog’s hair can be seen as a fun and relaxing activity, provided you get him used to the use of the tools involved. When you do, brushing should be an easy and routine task to keep him nice and clean.
Brushing is generally a necessity if you want to avoid having fur everywhere in your home, but brushing also presents opportunities to share affection and bonding with your pup by spending some time together. It can also help keep his fur healthy and clean, avoiding things like mats, tangles, and any debris that can house itself into the loose fur. Establishing a routine will make this process easy and painless for both you and your furry friend!