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04-29-2014 12:40 AM
Myah's Mom Tile floors and a good vacuum. We own two: a Miele heavy duty vacuum for the thorough jobs and a lightweight, Eureka upright battery powered one we keep charged in the closet for quick and easy Fur Patrol on a daily basis for the downstairs (where guests are).

Good food for the dog helps, too. Olive oil and flax in their quality kibble, is what we do.
04-25-2014 07:58 PM
Taz's Mom Thanks Onyx girl he was a lot younger then I need to update my profile pic.
04-25-2014 07:55 PM
onyx'girl thats why puppies are so cute! So the shedding when they are older is forgiven. Your's in your profile pic is just adorable!
04-25-2014 07:54 PM
45yearsofGSDs I keep up with the place the best I can. As for friends/family, I simply tell them, if you don't like or can't deal with my dogs, stay at a motel. This is my home and they're my dogs and that makes it their home.[GET OVER IT!!!
04-25-2014 07:47 PM
Taz's Mom I was thinking that is what someone was probably going to tell me. I will enjoy it while it last.
04-25-2014 07:40 PM
onyx'girl 5 months is too young to start shedding...the pup is still getting in the adult coat. If anything, you may see some of the puppy coat coming out, but that usually turns into the undercoat and doesn't really shed out. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news
04-25-2014 07:32 PM
Taz's Mom Maybe I need to knock on wood before saying this lol, but my boy turned 5 months on the April 21 and he really does not shed that much, I see a few hairs every now and then on the wood floor but that's all. I am very OCD over my house though so maybe I just clean so much I don't notice. I have had a golden retriever in the past he would shed way more than my GSD does. Hopefully it stays this way.
04-25-2014 05:45 PM
onyx'girl I love this for quick clean ups, very cheap($20) and I use vinegar water in it. It can be found in most stores. I bought extra pads/they launder up great. Reveal Spray Mop | Spray Mopping | Mops | Microfiber | Rubbermaid
04-25-2014 05:04 PM
Rottendog Well, I had this whole nice paragraph typed up and lost the blasted thing when my connectivity hiccuped here at the house. Yes, I keep a decently clean house, spotless it's not, and never will be. I've never been a meticulous house keeper. I have too much to do, too many interests, and life is just too short to sweat the small stuff. I have it down pretty well to a science after over 25 years with multiple dogs in the house at all times. When I built this house I just moved into in December, hardwood or tile everywhere, I insisted! I have one room with carpet and it's my upstairs game room and it's off limits to pups. They don't even go up the stairs to the room. I sweep/mop good once a week and dust then too, use a small carry around shop vac instead of a dust pan and I can hit the baseboards with that too on a weekly basis. I have all their food and water bowls on risers or on a rug, so that helps with sloppy lips. A swiffer takes care of the rest. I keep a basket with puppy towels at each exterior door so I can quickly wipe down a wet pup coming in from a walk. Swiffers are my best friend outside of my dogs and hubby. I can swipe muddy pup paws up very easily. I have several of them strategically placed around the house. The dogs get groomed once a month, more often if shedding heavily and less in the winter months. The girls have their own beds in our bedroom and in the living room and my office. They also have their own bedroom with their crates when they need quiet time. It's rare they ever sleep in their room but it's there when we need it. They mostly use that when we are away and the alarm is on. And most important, I accept that there will be an occasional tumbleweed blowing thru. Since they stay inside unless I'm out with them, they stay pretty clean. That is except when my Flat Coat Retriever goes to the mail box with Daddy and wanders off in the woods and finds the dead squirrel stash to roll in. Then it's immediate shower time!
04-25-2014 03:46 PM
Sunflowers Very easy for me.
I feed raw, I supplement with Feedsentials, I use the K9 Force dryer on him almost daily, and I vacuum often. We have tile all through the house.

I do find it easier here in Florida because there is no mud.
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