If you’ve got an indoor fetch toy like an iFetch or the PetSafe, chances are you’re used to dealing with pet hair all over the place. Thankfully, these days there are a ton of dog hair removal tools on the market. Products like the FURminator and the Dyson DC65 Animal Vacuum do a great job of picking up dog hair so your house stays clean and fresh even while your canine friends run and play.
Some people opt to use lint rollers or sticky gloves to grab loose pet hair, but these bargain-basement products are inefficient and can even cause pain to your dog. They’re silly choices when you consider the wide array of options available in the dog hair removal tool market.
Take a look at our personal recommendations at the best dog hair removal tools and pet vacuums around today, including grooming brushes, small hand vacs, large upright vacuums, and even robot vacuums.
The FURminator is the most popular dog hair removal tool because it takes care of excess dog hair before it even leaves your pet. It’s a grooming tool rather than a vacuum. The FURminator is a deshedding brush/comb that you run through your dog’s coat. As the stainless steel teeth gently glide across your pet, they pulls away loose hairs, preventing them from ending up on your floor or furniture.
The FURminator comes in a whopping five sizes. Not just small, medium, and large, but also extra small and giant. It also comes in “short hair” and “long hair” styles. All these options allow you to customize your selection so you get the right device for your best friend.
Dogs of all breeds don’t mind the brushing with this tool, so if pet hair is a significant concern in your world, definitely consider picking up a FURminator.
Other Dog Hair Removal Tools: Top-Rated Vacuums
Now we’re moving on to standard vacuum cleaners, and the Dyson DC65 is the best dog hair removal tool of the bunch, in our opinion. Specifically engineered for pet hair pick-up, the DC65 includes a turbine tool designed to keep hair from tangling. It’s a top-of-the-line vacuum that gobbles up hair, dirt, and just about everything else.
Other brands like Hoover and Eureka make similar upright vacuums, but users report that the Dyson is superior in terms of removing cat and dog hair, so the DC65 is definitely the way to go for pet owners.
Is there a downside to the Dyson DC65 Animal? Only cost. This will set you back at least a few hundred dollars or more, which is a substantial investment. But it can be worth it if you’re willing to make a serious investment in controlling the pet hair situation in your home. And of course, you can clean your entire house with this vacuum – it’s not just for dog hair.
What if you can’t afford a large upright vacuum like the Dyson DC65? In that case, the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Hand Vacuum is a solid option. The hand vac has a crevice tool to reach into tight spaces, as well as an upholstery tool attachment with a felt strip that picks up pet hair more easily.
One big plus is that the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is cordless. That means you can use it in your car or other areas outside your home where pet hair might accumulate.
This Bissell is obviously much smaller than an upright vacuum and therefore probably wouldn’t be appropriate for vacuuming an entire house. But if you want to target rugs, couches, and upholstery, the Pet Hair Eraser gets the job done.
Busy pet owners spend much of their free time playing and hanging out with their dogs, so it’s understandable that cleaning the house can sometimes take a backseat. But that isn’t the case for those who own the ILIFE V3S, a robotic vacuum that runs on its own after a simple click.
Just press “CLEAN” on the remote and let the V3S do its thing. There are lots of robot vacuums on the market, but what separates the ILIFE is that it was purposely designed to aggressively suck up cat and dog hair. That makes it one of the best dog hair removal tools available today.
If you’ve never used a robot vacuum, you may be surprised how smart they are. The V3S has “obstacle sensors” that detect objects and steer around them. So it can always move itself around your furniture and your dogs. The ILIFE was made for hardwood or laminated floors, and it also works fine on narrow, thin carpets, but if your home is covered in thick carpeting, you may want to try one of the other suggestions.
Finally, as an alternative to the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser, we present the Black & Decker CHV1410L Hand Vac. This cordless hand vac was the first vacuum I purchased to tackle my jack russell terrier’s hair on the couch and in the car, and after several months of use, it has been worth the money. It has done a nice job of scooping up our pup’s many stray hairs from the hardwood floors and car seats.
The other thing that is remarkably impressive about this one is that the battery charge lasts a long time. I’ve set the vac in the closet and pulled it out weeks later, and it was still charged and ready to go.
No matter which of these dog hair removal tools you go with, you will be getting a quality product that will help keep your home free of large accumulations of pet hair. Decide which product is best for your budget, your living space, and your dog breed, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a mostly hair-free home!