You know that feeling when you just cleaned your car and you remember, “right I have a dog.” This going to last a day or two. The floor has been vacuumed and lint rolled 1000 times. The dog’s collar has warn down the side of the seat from frantically trying to get to the dog park just that much faster. Well, I say there, where there is a man and a dope whip there is a solution to this little problem. So what the %$&* can we do.
I would start by putting down a sheet every time, I mean every time. Not one that is going to be left in there all the time. At which point you end up pushing it around and get hair all over anyways. If you have made an investment in a fancy dog collar like my dog’s new one. You’ll have to be careful of your seat too. Make sure you sheet is think enough so that your dog’s paws or gear doesn’t scrape the back of the seat. This, assuming you keep your dog in the back seat. Which is something I definitely recommend everyone do. It’s just not worth it having him upfront and him suddenly lunging at you.
Now if you were someone that just simply gives up on stuff, you would say, it’s going to happen anyway. Clean your car once a week. Turns out theres is a way. No only can you use the sheet method but there are new dog hammocks out that get the job done pretty well. One thing to watch out for is how closed off the hammock is at the door. The good ones have a hidden zipper to protect the door handle area while other are simply open.
At the very least this is going to reduce the amount of furr rolling around back there. Which is a start. Now just rewind time and and get a non shedding breed…psych. Now you may not have a choice for your dogs breed after the fact. BUT, you do have a choice for the next car you buy. May I suggest leather? I know everyone worries but with a cover the airborne hair will easily be swept off the seat rather than somehow digs its way deep into the fabric of seats sued materials. Leather is probably the best way to go. Tanned leather is probably best as scratches barely even show. Dirt can be wiped off much more easily. Which is big for me since we go to the dog park all the time.
My next move? Well I’m definitely going to get one of those jeeps and install a cool popup cage in th back with a safe chilling area for my dog. My street cars are just no ideal for him. Owning a dog and having a gear head lifestyle is tough but I think I should just invest in the second more rugged, used, not give a damn vehicle for this purpose and my hockey gear too which can be pretty grimy.
Most vehicle make do have the option of buying directly from their site though. SOoo you can just get extra mats for when you want to appear professional. In conclusion you have two options. Get a back seat hammock that your dog can’t pull of the seats OR have a switchable set of mats and covers for when you want to have a presentable car.
Live with passion,