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Being a dog parent is one of the many joys in life. Not among those joys, however, is cleaning up dog hair. Jake, our adorable 8-year-old rescue Labrador Retriever mix, has a glossy black coat with white hair on his chest and four white socks. The combo makes him look rather dapper, like he’s stepping out for a fancy night on the town. Even though Labs tend to shed a lot, Jake is not the “floofiest of the floofs.” His hair doesn’t get on our clothing, but vacuuming and dust mopping prove that it does get everywhere else.
We used to cover the couches with microfiber covers, then we switched to inexpensive king-size flat sheets. Tired of our home looking like it was always under renovation, I have since removed most of the covers and taken to vacuuming the couches more often (we use the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser, which is quite effective). But even the vacuum and dust mop can’t always get everything — especially when pet hair gets into material fibers. So when I was given the opportunity to test the FurDozer X6, I couldn’t pass it up.
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The FurDozer X6 is a small tool that gently removes pet hair from carpets, car seats, couches, clothes, and anywhere else dog hair manages to land. I’ve used something similar before that has hard wire coils, but this one is made of rubber and plastic, which makes it very gentle on all surfaces.
The FurDozer X6 has six different edges or ridges that allow you to eradicate dog hair from surfaces. Here are the many ways you can use it.
I didn’t know which of the six features to engage first, so I let intuition take over. The FurDozer X6 has a plastic handle that fits firmly and comfortably in my hand, so it’s easy to turn and flip without any trouble. I tried it out on the couches and the carpet going up the stairs — and wow! I was able to gently rake up hair on the couch that the vacuum couldn’t get. But the carpet on the stairs … all I’m going to say is that it was like tumbleweeds blowing through a town in the wild west. I made quick work of the stairs and vacuumed up the evidence; I did the same for the couches.
I like the FurDozer X6 simply because it offers six ways to remove dog hair and I liked how the vertical handle fits in my hands. It did take a bit of trial and error to discover which feature was the most effective — squeegees, ridges, or corner tool — but it does depend on the location and amount of hair.
The best part of this device is the easy cleanup. All I had to do was remove the piles of hair and give the device a rinse to remove any remaining hair, then let it dry so it’s ready for next time. That’s so much better than other hair removers — especially the ones that have sticky tape that you roll across the offending area. Not only is it rather gross to remove, but it’s also added waste. If the hair is stubborn, the manufacturer says to clean it with some dish detergent and scrub gently with a sponge or brush.
I might still go back to covering up the couches, if only to protect the fabric from Jake’s paws and claws. But when company comes or the sheets are in the wash, the FurDozer will be the first thing I grab to clean up my fur baby’s hair.