How To Clean Dog Bedding And Remove Dog Smells
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How To Clean Dog Bedding And Remove Dog Smells

It’s no secret that dog's beds can get dirty sometimes, whether it’s with muddy paw prints or urine. With the right care our dog beds will continue to look beautiful for years to come, however, you may be wondering what the best way to clean a dog’s bed is. In this blog, we look at the best ways to clean your L&L dog bedding to keep them looking as pristine as possible. How To Clean A Dog Bed The first thing to consider when washing your dog’s bed is what type of bed they have, different beds will want washing in different ways. Firstly check your bed for the wash label to see if they are machine washable, then follow the instructions below. How To Clean Machine Washable Dog Beds Vacuum your dog's bed to remove any loose dirt or hair Washing a cushion or bed? These will usually have a removable cover so you can just wash the outside. If you’re washing an L&L box bed, a high wall or a cosy & calming bed, try taking the cushion out of the centre of the bed to help it fit in your machine. You can then wash them in two stages! If you’re using detergent make sure it’s non-toxic and safe for dogs We recommend washing at 20º on a gentle wash, this will help your bed maintain its colour and keep it looking fresh. Always air dry your bed to avoid any shrinkage, they may just need a little shake after being washed to help them return to their normal shape. Whilst your cushion cover is in the wash you can always wipe clean the cushion inner to help remove any stains which may have soaked through your cushion. How To Hand Wash Non-Machine Washable Dog Beds Maybe your bed isn’t machine washable or if it’s too big to fit in your washing machine, these step-by-step instructions will help you handwash your dog’s bed. Hoover your dog’s bed to help remove any loose hair or dirt Fill up either your bath or sink with hot soapy water – you want enough in there so you can submerge your dog’s bed Soak the bed in soapy water for 10-15 minutes – this will help loosen any stains Scrub the bed to remove any stains Rinse thoroughly Air dry your dog’s bed after wringing it out. How To Get Rid of Dog Smells and Urine Stains from Dog Beds Got tougher stains or smells to clean? Don’t worry, we have got some helpful tips which will help you get rid of that dog smell and clean any dog pee stains. Smells – Try using baking soda when you hand wash your dog’s bed, this will help neutralise any smells which should deter your dog from repeatedly urinating on their bed. Stains – Using an enzyme cleaner will help remove any tougher stains like dirt or urine. These work by attaching to the organic matter in the stain, they then begin to break it down from its roots. The stain should then wash out. We recommend the Simple Solutions Stain & Odour remover, it removes both stains and odours at once! How Often to Clean a Dog Bed [product] We regularly wash our own bedding and we don’t get in our beds with muddy paws! So why should we treat our dogs beds differently? Experts recommend we wash our pet's bedding as much as we wash our own, ideally weekly. This helps to stop any bacteria buildup but also will stop stains and dirt from becoming too deeply ingrained in your dog’s bed. Before washing your dog's bed always check the manufacturer's instructions, these will help keep your dog's bed looking as perfect as possible. Still unsure how best to wash your bed? Why not give our customer care team a call on 01790 720900, who will be happy to answer any questions! Or read our L&L bedding wash guidefor more information. Looking for the perfect comfy bed? Look no further than our Luxury Dog bed range. All of our beds are machine washable so are easy to keep clean and are handmade here in our Lincolnshire-based workshop so you can be sure they’re of the highest quality.

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It’s no secret that dog's beds can get dirty sometimes, whether it’s with muddy paw prints or urine. With the right care our dog beds will continue to look beautiful for years to come, however, you may be wondering what the best way to clean a dog’s bed is. In this blog, we look at the best ways to clean your L&L dog bedding to keep them looking as pristine as possible.

How To Clean A Dog Bed

The first thing to consider when washing your dog’s bed is what type of bed they have, different beds will want washing in different ways. Firstly check your bed for the wash label to see if they are machine washable, then follow the instructions below.

How To Clean Machine Washable Dog Beds

  1. Vacuum your dog's bed to remove any loose dirt or hair
  2. Washing a cushion or bed? These will usually have a removable cover so you can just wash the outside.
  3. If you’re washing an L&L box beda high wall or a cosy & calming bed, try taking the cushion out of the centre of the bed to help it fit in your machine. You can then wash them in two stages!
  4. If you’re using detergent make sure it’s non-toxic and safe for dogs
  5. We recommend washing at 20º on a gentle wash, this will help your bed maintain its colour and keep it looking fresh.
  6. Always air dry your bed to avoid any shrinkage, they may just need a little shake after being washed to help them return to their normal shape.
  7. Whilst your cushion cover is in the wash you can always wipe clean the cushion inner to help remove any stains which may have soaked through your cushion.

How To Hand Wash Non-Machine Washable Dog Beds

Maybe your bed isn’t machine washable or if it’s too big to fit in your washing machine, these step-by-step instructions will help you handwash your dog’s bed.

  1. Hoover your dog’s bed to help remove any loose hair or dirt
  2. Fill up either your bath or sink with hot soapy water – you want enough in there so you can submerge your dog’s bed
  3. Soak the bed in soapy water for 10-15 minutes – this will help loosen any stains
  4. Scrub the bed to remove any stains
  5. Rinse thoroughly
  6. Air dry your dog’s bed after wringing it out.

How To Get Rid of Dog Smells and Urine Stains from Dog Beds

Got tougher stains or smells to clean? Don’t worry, we have got some helpful tips which will help you get rid of that dog smell and clean any dog pee stains.

Smells – Try using baking soda when you hand wash your dog’s bed, this will help neutralise any smells which should deter your dog from repeatedly urinating on their bed.

Stains – Using an enzyme cleaner will help remove any tougher stains like dirt or urine. These work by attaching to the organic matter in the stain, they then begin to break it down from its roots. The stain should then wash out. We recommend the Simple Solutions Stain & Odour remover, it removes both stains and odours at once!

How Often to Clean a Dog Bed

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We regularly wash our own bedding and we don’t get in our beds with muddy paws! So why should we treat our dogs beds differently? Experts recommend we wash our pet's bedding as much as we wash our own, ideally weekly. This helps to stop any bacteria buildup but also will stop stains and dirt from becoming too deeply ingrained in your dog’s bed.

Before washing your dog's bed always check the manufacturer's instructions, these will help keep your dog's bed looking as perfect as possible.

Still unsure how best to wash your bed? Why not give our customer care team a call on 01790 720900, who will be happy to answer any questions! Or read our L&L bedding wash guidefor more information.

Looking for the perfect comfy bed? Look no further than our Luxury Dog bed range. All of our beds are machine washable so are easy to keep clean and are handmade here in our Lincolnshire-based workshop so you can be sure they’re of the highest quality.

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Red Setters are also cherished for their affectionate and friendly nature, forming strong bonds with their families and enjoying companionship and attention. Red Setter Fact File Kennel Club Breed Group Gundogs Size Large Daily Exercise 2+ hours a day Coat Type Medium length, flat and wavy Coat Colours Red  Lifespan 10+ years   Red Setter Personality and Traits One of the most endearing qualities of Red Setters is their affectionate and outgoing nature. They are known for being friendly, playful, and highly sociable dogs, making them excellent companions for families and individuals alike. Red Setters thrive on human interaction and are generally good with children and other pets when properly socialised. Their energetic disposition means they enjoy plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Red Setters have a keen sense of smell and love to explore, making them excellent candidates for activities like hiking, jogging, and agility training. Red Setter Health Issues Like all breeds, Red Setters may be prone to certain health issues, including: Hip Dysplasia Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) Hypothyroidism Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (CLAD) Regular veterinary check-ups and a healthy lifestyle can help mitigate the risk of these conditions. Responsible breeding practices can also play a significant role in reducing the incidence of genetic health problems. Raising a Red Setter Raising a Red Setter requires patience, consistency, and dedication. Early socialisation and training are crucial to ensuring they develop into well-behaved and balanced adults. Positive reinforcement techniques work best with Red Setters, as they respond well to praise and rewards. Red Setter Training Training a Red Setter requires a firm yet gentle approach. These intelligent dogs thrive on mental stimulation and enjoy learning new commands and tricks. Positive reinforcement training, such as treats and praise, is really effective when training your Red Setter. Red Setter Puppy Training Tips When training a Red Setter puppy, start with short, frequent sessions to keep their attention and prevent boredom. Use positive reinforcement techniques and be patient as your puppy learns. Consistency is key, so be sure to enforce rules and boundaries consistently. Crate Training a Red Setter Puppy Crate training can be a valuable tool for both housebreaking and providing your puppy with a safe space of their own. Choose a crate that is appropriately sized for your Red Setter, with enough room for them to stand up, turn around, and lie down comfortably; we recommend an XXL size in our deluxe dog crates for Red Setters. For a Red Setter puppy we recommend using one of our Cosy & Calming puppy crate beds, they fill half of the crate so are perfect for crate training and are designed to cocoon your puppy to sleep. If you’re looking to crate train your Red Setter puppy our ‘Complete Crate Training Guide’ has been written by our Pet Experts and contains all of their tips, tricks and advice on how to successfully crate train your puppy - read it here. Best Bed for a Red Setter When selecting a bed for your Red Setter, opt for a durable and comfortable option that provides adequate support for their joints. Look for beds with orthopaedic foam or memory foam to cushion pressure points and promote restful sleep, our Twill orthopaedic mattresses are a perfect choice for a supportive bed. Alternatively our Rhino tough range is a great choice if your Red Setter is a chewer, they are made from a durable faux leather and are chew and scratch resistant. How Much Exercise Does a Red Setter Need? Red Setters are a high-energy breed that requires plenty of exercise to stay happy and healthy. Aim for at least an hour, if not 2, of vigorous activity each day, which can include walks, runs, playtime, and interactive toys to keep them mentally stimulated. Best Walking Accessories for a Red Setter Invest in high-quality walking accessories such as a sturdy lead, harness, and collar. For Red Setters we’d recommend picking a durable material such as leather for their collar and lead, our padded leather collars and leads are a great choice as they are handcrafted using the finest Italian leather so are great quality. Best Food For Red Setters A balanced diet is essential for maintaining your Red Setter's overall health and well-being. Choose a premium-quality dog food formulated for large dogs that is rich in high-quality protein, as well as essential vitamins and minerals. For both adults and puppies we recommend looking at the following brands: Carnilove, Orijen and Acana, all three brands are really high quality with good ingredients, and they all have both puppy ands adult formulations specifically designed for large dogs. Best Toys for Red Setters Red Setters are active and playful dogs that enjoy a variety of toys to keep them entertained. Choose durable toys that are suitable for chewing, fetching, and interactive play. Puzzle toys and treat-dispensing toys are excellent options to challenge their problem-solving skills and provide mental stimulation. To appeal to their hunting nature we recommend looking at the Nerf range of interactive dog toys, from the Trackshot launcher duck to the tennis ball launchers, the Nerf toys will appeal to their retrieving instincts. Red Setter Grooming Tips and Best Grooming Products Regular grooming is essential for maintaining your Red Setter's coat and skin health. Brush their coat at least once a week to remove loose hair and prevent matting. Use a slicker brush or grooming mitt to gently remove tangles and distribute natural oils throughout the coat. Invest in high-quality grooming products such as shampoo, conditioner, and grooming tools designed specifically for long-haired breeds like Red Setters. The Bugalugs all in 1 shed control shampoo is perfect for Reed Setters, the formula cleans, soothes and nourishes, reducing shedding with essential oils such as aloe vera, wheat proteins and oat kernel oil. Be sure to check their ears regularly for signs of infection and trim their nails as needed to prevent overgrowth and discomfort. In conclusion, Red Setters are wonderful companions known for their beauty, intelligence, and loving nature. By providing proper care, training, and attention to their needs, you can enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding relationship with your Red Setter for years to come. Remember, each Red Setter is unique, so take the time to understand your dog's individual personality and preferences. With love, patience, and commitment, you'll be rewarded with a loyal and devoted companion for life. To shop the best picks for your Red Setters check out our Red Setter collection - we’ve hand selected the best products specifically for them.

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