How to Get Rid of Dog Hair in the Washing Machine

Updated February 21, 2017

A part of having a dog is dealing with the constant shedding of hair. It always ends up on clothes, sheets and furniture upholstery. When we wash these items, the hairs end up in the washing machine. Even clothes that may look clean likely carry hundreds of little hairs that get caught in the laundry machine. Regularly brushing your dog will remove stray hairs that get caught on clothes, but some will likely linger, making a good cleaning of the washing machine necessary.

Run a lint brush over all clothes before placing them in the washing machine.

Use liquid fabric softener in the washing machine to collect dog hair.

Run clothes and large items such as bedding through the air fluff cycle on the dryer before putting them in the washer to remove hair. Remove the lint trap from the dryer and remove all the dog hair.

Run a clean cloth over the inside bin of the washing machine. Use a mixture of equal parts baking soda and vinegar in a bucket of water as a cleaning solution.

Things You'll Need

  • Lint brush
  • Dryer sheets
  • Cloth
  • Water
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