Having your house constantly dirty with your Great Dane’s hair, dog smell, or the occasional gas they release can be very frustrating and embarrassing especially with guests around. But there are ways of having a clean home with your dog.
If you’re tired of constantly having a dirty home by living with your canine companion then you’re in luck because in this article we are going to show you how to keep your house clean with a Great Dane.
I’ve got a list of helpful tips to make sure your house stays clean with no doggy odor and dirt.
Ok, let’s get to it.
How To Keep Your House Clean With A Great Dane
Keep your Great Dane clean
A dirty Great Dane stinks up the house and makes it filthy. Keeping them clean will maintain the cleanliness of your house.
A Great Dane does not need frequent cleaning because this dries out the skin and causes irritation.
However, have a bath schedule to ensure they are cleaned every time they are dirty.
A bath is required every 6 to 8 weeks but depending on your dog’s individual activity level and how often they get dirty, you can adjust the schedule.
Use the right products to be able to clean them such as the Buddy Wash dog shampoo which lathers well, effectively cleans, and is gentle on your dog’s skin.
Alongside this, use a KONG brush to wash the coat to remove dirt from their hair and skin.
Remember to also clean and completely dry their ears to avoid the development of infections due to moisture and dirt.
PetMD wipes are effective antimicrobial wipes for cleaning their ears.
After their bath, completely dry him or her to prevent wet dog odor from seeping into your furniture, carpets, the air, and everywhere in your home.
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Regularly brush your dog's coat
Brushing helps to remove loose hair, dirt as well as benefit your dog by spreading their natural skin oil over their coat which also gives them the natural shine.
This will minimize the presence of dog hair everywhere in your home.
Great Danes do not shed as much except during spring. However, to control the amount of shedding, they need regular brushing of their coat.
The best grooming and de-shedding brush is the KONG brush.
The brush has rubber bristles that gently brush the short coat of your dog without hurting them. It is a multi-purpose brush that can be used in the bath during cleaning and regular brushing and de-shedding.
When you brush your Dane, do it outside the house to avoid having shed hair on your floor and furniture.
Wipe their paws
Before your dog enters the house after being outside from walks or other activities, have a method of cleaning their paws so that they do not bring in the dirt.
This can be done by having an absorbent doormat or rug at your doorstep or doorway that wipes off the dirt from their paws when they walk over it when they enter the house.
In addition to having a doormat, also have wipes that you will use to wipe down their paws for removal of stubborn mud and dirt.
The Pogi’s grooming wipes are great for paw cleaning and that make the process easier. They are hypoallergenic and fragrance free and great for wiping down your dog paws.
Select washable covers and have a weekly cleaning schedule
Living with a Great Dane inside your home means that everything they come in contact with will have dirt, their hair, or odor on them.
To make the cleaning process of your home easier, and clean up after your dog to control this, select washable covers for your pillows, furniture, and your dog’s beddings.
Schedule a weekly cleaning routine for cleaning these items at least once a week.
Use laundry soap and a dash of a quarter cup of vinegar which helps to remove odors.
By having a regular clean-up schedule every week, you will constantly have a clean home.
If you have upholstered furniture, invest in throws that your Dane can sit on when on the furniture to prevent your furniture from becoming dirty. Machine wash the throws weekly.
Vacuum and clean your house on a weekly schedule
To remove your dog’s hair, dander, and fur in your house, vacuum and clean your house on a weekly schedule.
To make the process easy and quick, have the essential home cleaning equipment that is effective for cleaning when one lives with a dog.
This includes a vacuum. A hand-held vacuum will help you to remove your Great Danes hair and dirt from small spaces in your furniture, cushions, and anywhere that is not easily reachable.
The Shark Ultra Cyclone handheld vacuum is a great choice for this as it is super easy to use and makes your cleaning process easy and fast for those hard-to-reach places in your home.
Clean your floors weekly at least twice a week. Use a robot vacuum for this which is hands-free and easy to set up and run.
The irobot Roomba i7 vacuum is a game-changer and saves time because you can just let it automatically clean the house.
For keeping the floors clean, use an enzymatic cleaner that removes your dog’s odor from surfaces, especially when your Great puppy accidentally relieves itself inside the house.
The Rocco & Roxie cleaner is an effective enzymatic cleaner for removing dog odor such as drool, vomit, feces, or urine from all surfaces in your house.
Use an air purifier
An air purifier is great for removing odors as well as reducing the number of allergic irritants from the air.
This will also reduce dog odor in your house.
The Febreze air purifier is what I recommend.
It has hepa filters that trap particles in the air such as dust, pollen, or dog dander while the carbon filter within it reduces bad odor from the air.
The purifier has a dual functionality by also having an air freshener section where a selected scent can be inserted in its cartridge to release the scent in a room.
By having an air purifier and air freshener, you will have a good smelling home. This is a great choice for removing odor from the air especially as we all know the Great Dane has a tendency of releasing gas unexpectedly!
Use baking soda as an odor eradicator
Another way of removing odor is by placing baking soda in the cabinet and storage area where you place the dog food or the items. Baking soda has the odor-absorbing ability and the air area will not smell.
Manage the mess at mealtime
Mealtime can be messy at times with spilled dog food or water on the floor.
To manage this and contain the mess, have a dishwasher safe tray below your dog’s feeding bowl which will collect spilled food when they eat.
This makes it easy to clean up the mess and also it will save you time by removing the cleanup process of the floor after every meal.
Wash your dog's bedding regularly
Over time, your Great Dane’s bedding gets dirty with dirt, drool, shed hair, and gives off an odor.
Without regularly cleaning it, it will stink and your dog will also be carrying this dirt and stench around the house to other furniture.
Clean their bedding at least once a week, which includes their bed covers, throws, or blankets. Also, if you happen to have a plush toy for them, clean it weekly.
Living with a Great Dane should not be a strain in terms of having a clean home.
When you are equipped with the right methods and equipment to manage your Great Dane’s shed hair, dirt, and odor around your home, you are set to have a clean home.
I hope this article helped you know how to keep your home clean with a Great Dane.
By following the tips provided, you will be able to maintain a clean house while living with a Great Dane.
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