How To Remove Excess Hair From Dog (Top 3 EASY TIPS)

When your dog is shedding, it can seem like the hair is never-ending.

It ends up on everything, but there are a few ways you can catch all that loose hair before it lands on your clothing and furniture.

This guide will explore how to remove excess hair from dog coats to keep your home clean!

How To Remove Excess Hair From Dog

How To Remove Excess Hair From Dog The Easy Way
Brushing your dog’s coat on a daily basis is one of the best ways to remove unwanted pet hair.

Removing excess hair from a dog can be done by brushing the dog’s coat daily during shedding seasons.

Use a de-shedding brush to pull loose hairs from the undercoat and topcoat at the same time.

Use a rubber grooming mitt between brushing sessions to capture loose hair before it can fall.

A regular pin brush can be used to remove excess hair before bathing the dog with a de-shedding shampoo.

How Do I Remove Excess Hair From My Dog?

A de-shedding tool capture loose hair before it falls.
Use a de-shedding tool to capture loose dog hair before it can fall onto furniture.

There are several types of brushes including pin brushes, de-shedding brushes, and rubber grooming mitts that you can use to capture your dog’s hair before it falls onto the floor and furniture.

Many dog owners are surprised to learn that excessive shedding can be caused by irritated skin and hair follicles.

We’ll discuss what you can do at bathtime to help reduce your dog’s shedding.

Use a De-Shedding Brush To Remove Excess Dog Hair

A de-shedding brush is specially designed to pull loose hair from the undercoat while keeping the overcoat slick and smooth.

This type of brush is usually shaped like a comb with extremely fine tines and a handle.

As you draw the de-shedding brush through your dog’s coat it passes over and smooths the topcoat while capturing loose undercoat hairs.

Use it daily during shedding seasons to dramatically reduce hair on the floor.

Check out this video by Pitman Animal Hospital showing how to de-shed a dog with a furminator brush:

Use a Pin Brush To Remove Excess Dog Hair

A pin brush, or slicker brush, has a flat head with tiny metal pins in an offset pattern. These tiny pins grab loose hair and tangle them in the pins, removing them from your dog’s coat.

Use this brush every day to help capture loose fur before it can fall to the furniture and floor.

Use a Rubber Grooming Mitt to Remove Excess Dog Hair

A rubber mitt or rubber brush is a great tool to remove excess dog fur from short-coated dogs. They’re a little difficult to use on long-haired dogs, though it isn’t impossible.

The rubber “bristles” help to grab loose hairs and ball them up so you can discard them before they fall.

We like to use grooming mitts to keep our dog’s hair down between brushing sessions.

Just put one or two on and then love, cuddle, and pet your dog as you normally do. The gloves will attract loose hair.

Bathe Your Dog to Remove Excess Fur

Use a pin brush to remove excess dog hair
Bathing and brushing your dog will help to remove trapped shed fur in your dog’s coat and reduce the amount of fur blowout.

There are a wide array of de-shedding shampoos that are helpful for reducing your dog’s hair loss.

Sometimes your dog’s skin and coat need extra soothing and conditioning to help retain fur.

In this case, we recommend bathing your dog with a high-quality de-shedding shampoo that will help soothe the skin and condition the fur to reduce hair loss.

Before you draw a bath for your dog, take him outside and give him a good brushing with a pin brush or de-shedding tool.

This will help keep that loose hair outside instead of down your bathtub drain.

Final Thoughts

The best way to remove excess hair from a dog is to keep up with it daily during shedding seasons and use a grooming tool that gently removes loose hair.

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Jesse Hopping, CCDT

Jesse is a natural-born dog-lover certified dog trainer (CCDT), dog foster, and former volunteer at Richmond SPCA and surrounding dog shelters for over 10 years. Her pack includes a Bernedoodle and 3 Boston Terriers. She’s sipping caramel coffee and watching her pack play in the sun when she’s not writing blogs. Jesse has her Certified Dog Trainer designation from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy since 2018 and and majored in English from the University of Virginia.

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