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Not even the vacuum will get the hair off his pads. I will find the silicone brush you mention. Thanks for the tip.
I've always just dried on high heat without any problems. It would probably take hours on low heat to dry his thick pads and the bed. I used to try to dry outside but it took days with Florida humidity! And things would get musty keeping them wet for so long. Maybe I should use pillowcases on his crate pads. It might be cooler for the furry little guy and easier to clean. I wonder if he would like it.
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Not even the vacuum will get the hair off his pads. I will find the silicone brush you mention. Thanks for the tip.
I've always just dried on high heat without any problems. It would probably take hours on low heat to dry his thick pads and the bed. I used to try to dry outside but it took days with Florida humidity! And things would get musty keeping them wet for so long. Maybe I should use pillowcases on his crate pads. It might be cooler for the furry little guy and easier to clean. I wonder if he would like it.
I can imagine the humidity would be a challenge! Itís really dry where I am so if I dry on high, even with my amazing high efficiency dryer, everything feels a little fried. But sometimes if the middle isnít quite dry I turn up the heat for a few minutes with the dryer balls.

Maybe a crate pad with a cover you can zip off? I donít know, Iím not good about stuff like that. When I wash the duvet covers it takes me two days to put them back on. I like to be able to throw the whole thing in the wash and then throw the whole thing back in his ex pen.
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Everything gets washed. We have at least one full load of dog stuff every day. If it can't be washed with detergent, and bleach, it gets it anyway.
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Tom, I would bet it is more than 1 most days! Do you use regular towels to dry hair? I seem to have the version where his hair takes forever to dry even after a quick outing in damp grass.
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We use a lot of those Sham Wow type towels to start with, then a terry cloth hand towel goes over the head, and around the neck to be used as a hold under the dryer. The pictures of the dog room were taken before it was entirely finished. There are large, front load washer, and dryer to the right side of the dog sink now. 5 gallon containers of shampoo, and conditioner sit on top of the washer next to the sink. With the washer right beside the sink, towels go in there until we're through washing 5 or 6 dogs in a row usually.

Yes, more than one most days. Every night, last thing after the dogs are in bed, the dog room, and puppy room floors are mopped with large towels, and those always go in a load started just before we get ready to go to bed ourselves. There is always something else to go in with the floor towels. I found that large bath towels make the best floor mops. I load a towel in the mop handle, lay it out on the floor to be sprayed with the hand sprayer on the dog sink, then several squirts with Clorox Cleanup. It takes at least three towels.

That hand sprayer was designed for blasting food off of dirty plates, and pots in restaurants. I drilled out the little holes with some number drill bit so it produces a little more volume, but at much less pressure on the dogs.
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I am wondering if I am a poor dog housekeeper but he hates it when I remove his stuff for washing. I washed everything this morning and he was very unhappy about it.
So was I since he regurgitated his dinner last night in his furry bed.
Not sure if I should be concerned about that but he did it very quietly and I happened to walk past while he was reeating his dinner. It was the 2nd. or 3rd. time I've seen him do this. It makes me wonder if it happens more often and I just don't know. Anyone else?
In the early days, my Sanny was not happy when I cleaned up her https://kindapets.com/most-durable-kevlar-chew-toys, she felt strange to her own bed after being cleaned. but in the end, you know a few times, she feels very normal and even more interested in the fragrant bed. I usually clean Sanny's belongings on the weekends.

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I wash toys and bedding in the washing machine. No routine, just when I think of it.
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