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Old 05-11-2010, 11:39   #1
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Dog Hair

Any tips on cleaning up dog hair, or better yet, somehow reducing the amount from the dog?
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:44   #2
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vacuum your dog. not kidding. i do this to mine often, he loves it, greatly reduces hair.

what type of dog do you have, and what climate do you live in?
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:31   #3
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First off, welcome to CF

I would like to meet the breeder that told my wife our Labradoodle wouldn't molt, preferably down a dark alley at night.

Black dog hair on a white yacht really shows up, so yes out with the hoover for the dog. Also make sure he is brushed just before going on board.

Thankfully our bilges are dry so again they also get the hoover treatment.

Finally I find it easier when the yacht is dry, then the hairs stick to a piece of tissue and can easily wiped up.

Would we be without the dog? nope, he is a real character and the yacht association now all know him when we meet up.

Angus is currently running around our kitchen at home, not a happy teddy bear as he has just had a bath. You don't want to see the bath though

We haven't tried this little bundle of fur yet

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Old 05-11-2010, 13:02   #4
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In my experience dogs are particularly prone to shedding immediately after swimming so my advice would be to restrict access to the cabin until he's fairly dry and give him a thorough brushing before being allowed below. Vacuuming is also a good idea - when he is dry!
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paint the boat. vacuum doggie. i like that. i have a kat. lol...i brushand comb him outside--helps a lil. my boat is white with geen .. fur lined when he can manage it.....
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Try a Schnauzer...they have hair, not fur, so they don't shed!!
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We have a little black pug that I am pretty sure is going to sink the boat one day with her hair. She fills up all the screens in the drains on deck in about two days. I just can't figure how that much hair can come off one little dog? It was really bad once we hit the tropics but seems to have died down in the past few months. We vacuum her at least twice a day when she is shedding and she loves it.
The poodle does not shed at all which makes our life a lot easier!
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Transformed our dog from a machine designed to produce and expel dog hair to a cute and enjoyable fur ball.
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It’s spring over here and I am battling the same problem. I got the little fellow out on deck the other day and simply gave him a good rub-down to dislodge most of the loose hair. It seemed to work, so I am thinking a good grooming every few days might be the go?

The other thing I did was change one of the throws on a settee for a sheet that does not attract as much hair and is easier to wipe off.

Here’s a photo of the little fellow wanting me to take him back to shore as I am preparing the boat to sail south in a “black northeaster”. No wonder he is loosing his fur?


Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!
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lol--in spring, i cover EVERYTHING with boat towels and hospital bath blankets and other special things to catch fur... will be very very furry this spring-- so i will have to brush boatkat every day, sometimes maybe twice. that makes BIG difference.
and- being feline-his excess fur yields more yukky things-- the less fur he has to lick clean, the fewer hairballs i have to clean---
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Furminator

Transformed our dog from a machine designed to produce and expel dog hair to a cute and enjoyable fur ball.
If anyone is wondering what Johnathon is referring to, here is the link. FURminator® Official Site
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Not having one definitely helps.

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We have two Labradors onboard. I swear they shed their weight every day. The Furminator helps get the fur off of them. The best thing I've found to get it off of surfaces is the Sweepa - you can see it on our blog:
http://takingpaws.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-miss-val.html

I also cover the places they like with sheets which I can then just shake out.

But mostly I don't worry about it. I tell my husband that if I didn't have him and my dogs, I'd have a perfectly clean boat, but who wants that...
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There is no biological factor that distinguishes hair from fur. Use the term you like, but they are anatomically and physiologically the same. Also, all dogs shed. No, exceptions! They do, however shed at a different rate and the hairs of different species grow at different rates. Surprisingly, there is little evidence that dogs actually change the rate that they shed according to the season. Ideas often gain favor and people tend to "observe" what they expect. Within the culture In the US we are led to believe that mice crave cheese; eating turkey makes you sleepy; vitamin C prevents colds; wet heads and drafts cause colds; but there are no studies that confirm that any of these are true. So, if you don't want dog hair, Barnakiel has the only solution.......no dog. We brush, bathe, comb, vacuum and I clean hair from filters and drain covers. I don't have a big problem with it, but it comes with any dog.
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First off, welcome to CF
We haven't tried this little bundle of fur yet

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Pete,

He is so cute!

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