Ask any Husky owner what it’s like to care for one and you will hear about the shedding. They don’t just shed a few hairs at a time, they shed buckets full. As a Husky owner, if you aren’t prepared with the right tools you can quickly be drowning in a sea of fluff all over your house. Here are some useful tools to help you stem the tide!
Special coats require special tools, this is what The Furminator is for. What sets this device apart from your typical run-of-the-mill dog brush is the fact that The Furminator has a unique push button that pushes any hairs caught on the brush outward. This cuts down on the time it takes to brush, remove the hairs from the brush, and then brush again.
A Shedding Blade
This is probably the least sexy of all the tools here, but its time-tested appeal and usefulness is well-earned.
The rake, much like the Furminator, is a more specialized device than what one would normally use. Generally, the teeth of the rake are made up of rounded pins that reduce the amount of drag that you would normally encounter brushing your Husky’s two coats.
Fairly frequently, while the Furminator is a great tool, the space between its teeth might be so fine that it tugs on your Husky’s hair in an unpleasant manner. The space between the rake though is generally wider, giving a bit more leeway and pulling less.
A Dyson Vacuum
These vacuums are a Godsend. Specifically, the Dyson vacuum provides awe-inspriing suction the likes of which man has not seen before. This is great for the post-game, when the show’s ended and there’s nothing left to do but clean up. These machines practically guarantee you won’t need to make a second or third pass at the mountain of hair you’ve just amassed.
You probably looked at the price and thought to yourself that no vacuum cleaner is worth that price. This one is.
With these tools you will be properly armed to enter the fray, good luck, and God bless.
It has been a few years since I initially published this write-up, all of this stuff still holds true, but I wanted to add an extra suggestion…
This product was one that I’ve had for a few years now, but I wanted to kind of give it a run and see if it was worth mentioning and it definitely is. While I know for a lot of folks this might be a bit on the pricey end of the spectrum (but it can’t be more than a Dyson so what the hay!) but it has helped me immensely, it’s a Roomba. I’m suggesting a robot vacuum.
I got mine a little before my first kid was born. I had the husky and was wondering to myself when I’d have the time to constantly vacuum now with a child to take care of (impossible for a lot of people), so I splurged and got one of these babies. After 5 years and countless coat blows I can wholeheartedly suggest the iRobot Roomba. If, at the end of the day, this thing helps me spend more time with my kids instead of vacuuming up mountains of husky hair, then it’s absolutely worth it.
Some caveats though, it didn’t vacuum the whole house just the hard-wood floors, I’m not 100% confident that it does well with rugs (although I think the latest ones say they can handle them), but thankfully for me a large chunk of the house is hard-wood flooring and this thing saved the day, every day.