Tips To Keep Your Home From Smelling Like A Kennel!


Tips To Keep Your Home From Smelling Like A Kennel!

Sharing your home with your fur baby can be all kinds of amazing but we can’t deny that with all that love and wet-nosed attention also comes all sorts of weird and not-so-wonderful smells. And, while you love your dog to bits, these smells can often pong up your entire home, especially if you live in a smaller home or flat! But fear not, we’ve put together some great tips and tricks to keep your home, and your pooch, smelling as fresh as a daisy!


The first key step to keeping your home and your pup smelling great is to schedule regular bath times. Your dog will need a good shampooing at least once a month, more if your dog likes to roll around in the dirt and grime often, but make sure you don’t wash them too often as too much soap and water can strip your dog’s coat of its natural oils and lead to skin irritation.

Brush it out!

A healthy coat also needs plenty of brushing - make sure you brush your dog’s coat after washing them as well as on days in-between washes. Regular brushing will allow you to collect loose hair and keep your home free from stray dog hair that can easily attract and collect unpleasant odors. Brushing is also good for your pup’s coat and helps distribute healthy oils in the hair and keep them working in tip-top condition.

A clean carpet is a happy carpet

If you’ve got carpets in your home then you’ve no doubt noticed that it’s like a magnet for weird doggy smells. Carpets love to gobble up dog hair and odors so it’s important to clean and vacuum your carpets on a regular basis. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner and do a weekly blitz of your carpets, and if you’re really serious, a good steam clean once a month is the surest way to ensure your home smells clean and fresh.

Don’t forget about the bed!

Another smelly culprit is your dog’s bed! Since your pooch spends so much of his time in his beloved, comfy bed it also becomes a smorgasbord of smells and stains that will need to be maintained. Washing your pup's bed regularly will make sure both your home and your dog stay smelling lovely and clean. Of course, not all beds are easy to wash so try investing a bed that can be easily washed like the Dog’s Life Premium Country Style Bed - this bagel dog bed is easy to clean, just turn the bed inside out, unzip the 4 zips, remove the cover, and wash the cover separately.


If your dog loves to give kisses then it’s probably best that you stay on top of their doggy oral hygiene. Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly (with a special doggy toothbrush and toothpaste of course) will ensure that your dog’s teeth stay strong and healthy and will keep nasty smelling bacteria at bay.