Whether you allow the dog on the bed or not, some of his coat is bound to end up on the sheets and comforter, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. Washing the bedding might help temporarily, however, as long as the dog is allowed in the bedroom, fur happens — anywhere. Managing the fur as you discover it helps keep the bedding as fur-free as possible every day.
A Sticky Solution
A lint roller — the kind with sticky paper sheets that peel off and are typically used on clothes — works wonders on dog fur pasted in your favorite comforter or blanket. Rub the roller over the bedding to eliminate fur in a pinch. If you don’t have a lint roller, then packing tape wrapped around your hand, then sticky-side out, then serves the exact same purpose.
Rubber Glove Remedy
A rubber glove also removes dog hair from blankets and comforters. Wear a rubber glove and rub it across the fur-laden bedding. The rubber makes the fur ball upward, which makes it a lot easier to grab and discard. A rubber squeegee or rubber pet hair removal tool works in much the exact same method.
Manage With Moisture
Shake a comforter outdoors to release as much of the hair as possible, or wax it along with the sheets using a brush attachment. Wipe a damp sponge over the comforter to bunch up any fur that still remains. Wipe the sponge over the sheet after. Whenever your comforter is freshly washed and fur-free, place another pet-friendly blanket at the foot of the bed over it if the dog enjoys curling up on the bed when you’re not around. Encourage the dog to keep on his blanket rather than about the comforter.
Brushing your dog’s coat every day eliminates loose hairs that might otherwise end up on the bedding. Less loose hair means less coat to clean up off the sheets and comforter. If your dog can tolerate the sound of the vacuum cleaner, vacuuming him is another way to cut back on the amount of shed fur.