How to Remove Dangerous Pet Hair Buildup and Kill Fleas Naturally

prevent shedding hair from dog or cat creating a potential health danger in homeYou might think that having a furry friend or a pet that constantly sheds hair would just be a nuisance, an annoyance and nothing more. The truth is that pet dander can lead to harmful dust that builds up in human lungs, leading to respiratory problems and premature death.

This is why it’s so important both for your health and your sanity when it comes to removing dog hair or cleaning your cat’s fur off the ground, carpet or floor. Prime areas for unintended fur deposits also include the furniture, the bed, carpet, and your car.

Vacuuming is a must as well as sweeping and mopping, but you’ll also want to go directly to the source to eliminate excess hair and fur: your loving fido or kitty.

Excess Pet Hair Often Means You’re Neglecting to Notice Fleas Too

One of the benefits of regularly grooming your dog or cat to remove built up hair or fur that they will then shed is that you’re regularly brushing and cleaning their coats, paying more attention to flea infestation prone areas and clearing the follicular jungle of fur that parasites would look to inhabit.

shedding cat or dog cleaning gloves

You can brush your dog or cat, but why not also give them a massage using your hands or a special hair removal and cleaning massage glove for pets.

Many pets will not mind having their fur brushed with a comb or hair brush, but many of them would prefer a gentler approach where they can feel the direct energy and loving touch from your palms while you massage out the felled hair and clean them thoroughly.

Additional Steps to Directly Stop Fleas and Clean the Dog or Kitty Cat

In addition to brushing out old hair and fur which has been shed, I have taken all-natural diatomaceous earth and carefully brushed it into my dog’s coat when I discovered a flea infestation once and it worked ok. It worked much better than Frontline, a big name commercial product that causes tremors and seizures in some pets.

After brushing in the diatomaceous earth and working it around in the fur and all the flea infested spots, I brushed it out and then gave my dog a bath, and that seemed to help. I also stopped taking my dog to a certain doggy daycare where he was getting the fleas from, and that worked too.

It’s not officially recommended, but as long as you keep your pet from breathing in a bunch of it then it should be fine, really. Maybe be careful if it’s really sensitive or has breathing issues already, but a little DE goes a long way in the battle against fleas (and bed bugs).

It also works great to apply to the carpet or floor, leave it a few days, then sweep it all up and vacuum to top it all off. This gets rid of fleas excellently as well. Just make sure you sweep and mop before vacuuming when you clean up because it can clog up your vacuum cleaner if you try to suck too much off the ground.

Remove Pet Hair – Stop Fleas Naturally

At the end of the day, it really is all about keeping you and man’s best friend happy and healthy. Also, if we don’t want to get on each other’s nerves and rekindle the flame of our furry love, it helps for humans and pets to both bathe regularly and have scheduled grooming.

I’ll let you decide if you want that to be together or not. There’s no judgment here.

Puppy and Dog Training Tips for On or Off Leash

Dog Training Tips for On Leash

Ideally you want to make the task at hand much easier, and one of the ways you can do that when teaching your puppy how to walk on a leash is to attach the leash to you! This is why a hands free dog leash can really come in handy both during dog training and when you hit the trails for some running and exploration of the hills.

talk it out with your dog before going off leashThe next step is to get the leash harness on its body! You can work it on step by step by incorporating treats. Changing variables slowly and rewarding can help your dog understand that what is occurring is in its best interest. You can also attach the leash and let him drag the leash behind so that it gets used to experiencing the leash.

Finally just pick up the leash and let him know that you have it, followed by dropping it. Then you can move onto rewarding the dog with treats by following you around the room or yard in successive steps and moves. Soon enough your dog will feel comfortable and be a great dog to take for a walk!

Off Leash Training for Your Dog

Getting your dog accustomed to off leash activity can be a very rewarding experience for it, from the newfound freedom it gets to experience to the actual physical and mental growth it achieves off leash. You and your dog will drastically improve your communication and understanding of each other’s cues, and you will ultimately build your bond and support system with your dog that much more.

I found that after doing things with my dog off leash he became much more calm when on leash. I think this is because he realizes that when the leash goes on, we are going on some type of trip by foot, and when the leash comes off, this means designated walk around and explore time.

leash training tips and dog training leashesMy dog now views his leash as the catalyst for his going from inside and bored to outside and walking around, experiencing all that the day and nature have to offer. So it’s interesting what a little freedom mixed with practicality creates in the psyche of your hound.

Additionally, I have found that if I pause everything and get down on my dog’s level, and word some instructions with the proper emotional tones, the dog understands in some way that I am entrusting him with greater freedom but also greater responsibility and why he must remember to listen to me.

It’s amazing how much dogs can understand from how you speak to them. I once helped trained a dog not to run away when the door opened, and I did it by opening the door, physically holding the dog with the door open, and calmly telling it not to run away, then letting the dog go.

He ran out of the door, but we found him downstairs and he appeared to be waiting for us. He got the message, that we were on the same side.

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