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Top 7 Ways to Keep Your House And Dogs Clean And Smelling Nice When It Is Raining

Apr 15, 2008
We moved from a fairly big bungalow with a big entrance to a smaller size side-split home. I now have no "entrance" and a big back yard. We had 3 big dogs, now we have 2 big dogs. This is our second year in this house.

Last year was crazy. I couldn't keep up with the mud and dirt from the yard on rainy days. It was very difficult because the house was always dirty and the dogs always seemed to smell. This year, I found a system!

1- Buy 5 long fluffy towels (about the same color to match your decor if possible) they are much better than even the runners you can pick up fairy reasonable. I buy mine at goodwill or a second hand store for about 1.50 each.

2- Buy a bottle of a dog friendly odor eater product that also smells nice. Many pet places sell them; so does Wal-Mart.

3- Buy the cheap brand of dryer sheets with a nice smell (or buy the environmentally friendly sheets. Either way we want nice smelly ones).

4- Lay down 2 of the long towels right inside the door where your dogs come in and out. I leave mine there during the wet days.) The towels absorb much more dirt than runners.

5- Use the 3rd towel to wipe the dogs when they come in (spray the towel with the "nice smelling spray") so when you quickly wipe the dogs they also smell nice, and not that wet doggy smell.

6- When the 2 towels get dirty, replace them with the next two towels that are ready for you.

7- Wash the dirty towels in the short wash cycle and add the dryer sheets when drying. You now have 2 nice smelling towels ready when the others are dirty and need replacing.

This system works great if you have a smaller home that has no real entrance and the dogs have to go straight inside from being out in the mud and rain.

My house now stays clean, and smells nice. And so do the dogs. And I get to keep my sanity.

As time goes on, keep watch for these long towels in the second hand stores. You can increase your stock, and they have some very nice looking ones that will fit with the colors of your home.

Again, the towels work well because they are more absorbent then rugs, and you can just pick them up and dump them in the laundry when they are dirty. And then, quickly lay down the other nice smelling ones. It's fast, it's easy and it works.

ps I also get a pot of very strong smelling flowers and put them close to where the entrance is. Gives it an added boost.
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Ruth is actively involved with the internet. Her passions are people and pet health. She is a wife, a stepmom a dog owner and a business person. She is married for almost 30 years. One of her dogs is a Certified Therapy Dog. Her passions are dog care and dog training. Her Home PageHer Adopt A Dog Blog And Her Pet Blog
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