I often hear dog owners complaining about how their pet causes their home to smell. I have had dogs in my home for most of my life and never had the problem with my home smelling like my pets. This is because I follow several simple steps to help prevent my pet from smelling up my home. These tips keep my home smelling fresh. If it weren’t for the pet beds located throughout my home, you’d never even know that I was dog owner. If you want to keep your home smelling fresh, follow these tips.
How Dog Owners Can Keep Their Home Smelling Fresh #1: Baths
I can’t count the times I’ve had dog owners complain to me about their home smelling like their dog. Whenever I hear this, I ask them “When was the last time you bathed your pet?” More than 90% of the time, the owners can’t recall the last time they bathed their dog. If this is the case if your home, stop blaming your pet and bathe them. You need to bathe your pet at least once a month. Some dog owners wash their pets almost obsessively, but a vet will tell you that this is not necessary and can actually cause dry skin. But, keep your pet clean if you want a fresh smelling home.
How Dog Owners Can Keep Their Home Smelling Fresh #2: Brush Your Pet
Most of the time, the smell that comes from your pet is the dead fur that is stuck to them. Take the time each day to brush your dog and remove the loose hair. As a dog owner, you should already be doing this, but if you aren’t, remember that you must do this if you want to keep your home smelling fresh.
How Dog Owners Can Keep Their Home Smelling Fresh #3: Vacuum
If your home is covered in dog hair, it may not be your pet that stinks. It may be the pet hair. Depending on the size of your dog, and the time of the year, you may need to vacuum once a day to keep your home smelling fresh.
How Dog Owners Can Keep Their Home Smelling Fresh #4: Carpet Deodorizer
A valuable cleaning product for dog owners is carpet deodorizer. Carpet deodorizer is sprinkled onto your carpet and allowed to set before you vacuum. The powder will absorb the odors and will be removed when you vacuum. I suggest doing this once a week if you want to keep your home smelling fresh.
How Dog Owners Can Keep Their Home Smelling Fresh #5: Dog Cologne
If you want your dog to always smell fresh, you can use cologne. There are several different scents available. This product is easily found in pet shops and is very affordable. If your pet smells fresh, so will your home.
How Dog Owners Can Keep Their Home Smelling Fresh #6: Use Febreze
Another way dog owners can keep their home smelling fresh is to use Febreze. Febreze will eliminate any odors that your pet may have left in your home. Spray your carpet, furniture, and dog beds each day and your home will always smell fresh.