WATCH: Life Hacks for Dogs

You know he's a good boy, but sometimes you just need a little extra help when it comes to caring for your favorite canine companion. Luckily, Krist and Devin have you covered in this new episode of Talkin' Dogs with a ton of useful life hacks to make your job as a pet parent that much easier.

For example, have you ever tried to get dog hair out of your carpet before vacuuming, only to have little to no success? Those hairs can often become stuck within the nooks and crannies of your carpet fibers, embedding themselves in such a way to make removal seem almost impossible. But, would you believe that the solution to your problem is probably stowed away somewhere in your garage?

As odd as it may seem, a common squeegee can help you get your carpet cleaner than than you may have thought possible as a dog owner. Running the car-cleaning tool over a stretch of carpet allows the rubber to pull up and loosen most of the entrenched fur from the floor's surface. At that point, all you have to do is gather the excess hair into piles and remove them before vacuuming over the area to pick up the loose hairs left behind. This squeegee fur removal trick also works excellently on furniture surfaces and rugs.

Also, did you know that you probably have all the necessary components to make a comfy dog bed in your home right now? If you have an old pillow, an old sweater, a needle, thread, and some rudimentary sewing skills, you can create a surprisingly good-looking bed for your dog that will also save you a pretty penny. By sewing a straight line from one underarm to the other and sewing the arms of the sweatshirt to the body portion, you form an enclosure to keep the stuffing (gathered from your old pillow) in the arms and body of the sweatshirt.

Once you feel you've inserted enough stuffing to keep your dog cozy, sew up the opening of the body to close it off, and then bring the stuffed arms around and sew the opening of the sleeves together to form a cushioned rim around the center of the bed. Lastly, sew the body to the sleeves (to bring the bed together as one piece) and viola! You've just made a dog bed that only cost you a little time and perhaps the occasionally pin prick here and there if you're a sewing newbie.

Those are just two of the many ingenious ideas included in the latest episode of Talkin' Dogs, so give the video a look and discover a number of other ways you can improve the lives of your dog and yourself as a dog owner. And, if you find any of these life hacks helpful and want to see more content like this in the future, don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!


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