Tired of Dog Hair Everywhere You Look? Wondering What’s the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair?
Sick and tired of dog hair everywhere even after you just finished vacuuming?
I know what you’re going through! We had five dogs in our home for many years, which dwindled to only three now, and it’s still almost a daily thing to keep up on…well, it could be a daily thing, but…you know what I mean!
Lately, it’s just been too frustrating to vacuum every single day…I’ll get to that in a bit here if you keep reading, so hang in there!
Cleaning with a vacuum that doesn’t work right to pick up all that darn dog hair can be a very frustrating and never ending process! And, eventually, it begins to seems like a waste of time to bother vacuuming it up every day.
Tired of Vacuuming Only to Find This?
You’re vacuuming like a madman (or madwoman)….
Only to find when you look back…
A lovely trail of dog fur and little piles of dust, dirt, hair, and other junk you thought had been safely contained in the vacuum. But, instead, it’s somehow escaped the vacuum after being sucked up.
Why? Oh, Why!
So, you go back and vacuum it all up again, and it’s looking good…
Til you turn around.
At about that point you feel like throwing the vacuum right out the window, right?
Well, maybe it’s only me, and I just have a bad temper, lol!
Anyways, I found one that I really love! It works to suck up that dog hair and anything else in its path. Maybe sometimes too good as I found out after almost sucking the curtains right off the wall…
Don’t even ask how that happened!
The great thing about this wonderful vacuum is there are No more happy trails of dog fur, dust, and who knows what left behind like I’d experienced with so many other vacuums. Believe me, I’ve come to know a great many vacuum cleaners in my life with owning so many dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and well, you get the point.
The Shark Navigator Reaches Those Nasty Dust Bunnies Hiding Under Your Bed
What I really love too about the Shark Navigator vacuum is that it can reach under just about anything…vacuuming under coffee tables, desks, chairs, and other areas that are always great fur collectors.
Should you come across one of these low-profile areas, they’re no big deal to get into to clean...
All you need to do is bring the handle down on the vacuum cleaner as far as you want, and it’ll pretty much lay flat to the floor this way! .
Meanwhile the floor brush actually stays where it should…
on the floor!
Instead of popping up and vacuuming air like most vacuums!
Fur & Dust Bunnies Hiding Out on the Stairs?
Not for long! The ability to use the Shark’s lift-away feature turning it into a portable vacuum to clean the stairs makes life so much easier, not to mention safer.
I really don’t want to go tumbling down the stairs with a huge, heavy vacuum…
Well, I don’t exactly want to go tumbling down the stairs at any rate, but you know what I mean.
Hefting around a bulky vacuum on the stairs can be a hard thing to do since there’s not much room on stairs in the first place and it seems much easier to lose your balance while doing so.
But, since you can just pop off the Lift-Away canister on this vacuum I find it much easier to clean our stairs…no more trying to balance myself and a huge vacuum on the steps.
Pretty awesome I think!
The Shark Navigator Lift Away (NV352) Vacuum
Product: Shark Navigator Lift Away (NV352)
This nice little vacuum is surprisingly powerful! It has Shark’s Never Lose Suction Technology and it picks up an amazing amount of fur and dirt. Now, I’ve owned mine for many years and in all the time I used it, it was an amazing vacuum!
The Flexible Hose Problem After Years of Use
But, one little drawback…that happened to mine unfortunately…
The flexible hose that extends out of the vacuum started cracking. Just a little crack at first, then it kept getting bigger.
Now, I haven’t found much about this happening to others when reading reviews, but it happened to mine. Maybe it was the kids yanking and pulling on the hose, dragging the vacuum along with it when they wanted to use it to clean their room. Of course, I have to admit, they certainly didn’t want to clean their room, more like they had to do it…they made the mess, they can clean it up!
Whatever caused the hose to get these cracks in it I’m not positive…
But, Oh how I miss my Shark Navigator!
I believe I can order a replacement hose attachment, but for the time being, I’m using a different vacuum…
And I don’t like it!
Not one bit. It’s loud and clumsy to use, a pain in the arse to empty, and doesn’t suck things up like the Shark Navigator did. I barely get a quarter of the living room vacuumed and it’s completely plugged with fur…at the brush roller area, or stuck in one of the openings where the hose attaches either at the canister or the area where it connects to the bottom where the brush roller is located.
So, it takes forever to frickin’ get the floor vacuumed…
This never happened with my Shark vacuum cleaner!
Did I mention I hate this other vacuum?
Does The Type of Vacuum Really Make a Difference?
Oh, yes, it sure does! Some really suck at sucking up debris and fur. Plus, some designs cause the vacuum’s brush roller to clog up easily or the hose clogs up. Then you end up vacuuming and everything you thought was picked up wasn’t.
Okay, I should mention this other vacuum is the Dirt Devil CleanPath…
Well, what a name…it certainly leaves a path of something, but it sure isn’t clean! Not to mention, I feel like a dirt devil by the time I get done using it…emptying the dirt canister on it is just a ridiculous process in frustration.
The Plus Side of the OTHER Vacuum
I mean the Dirt Devil vacuum works to a point, and it does pick stuff up as long as you keep emptying it and making sure it’s still picking stuff up and not just blowing it around…so, if you need a really cheap vacuum for the time being, yeah, it works.
But, I guess I got spoiled using the Shark Navigator Vacuum cleaner…once you get used to using one that works like these Sharks, you’ll probably never want a different one. At least that’s how I feel.
Anyways, hopefully I can find a replacement for the hose attachment. Otherwise, I’ll be buying either this one, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away again, or maybe the Shark Rotator, which I’ve heard is another great vacuum for getting rid of dog hair. **(Please note: Affiliate Discloser below).
Thought I’d share a short video below showing what this amazing little Shark Vacuum can do…
*(Pricing may be subject to change. Updated 7-1-2017)* *Please note: Affiliate disclaimer at bottom of page. Thank You!
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Vacuum (NV352)
Easy to Empty Canister10.0/10
Easy to Manuever10.0/10
- Powerful Suction - picks up everything from small to large dirt & debris
- Lift Away Feature makes cleaning stairways, ceilings, cars, etc. a breeze!
- Extremely Quiet
- Lightweight - only 12.5 pounds
- Pet Hair Power Brush Tool great for cleaning furniture
- Low profile - easy to get under furniture
- Price is cheaper & works better than many other
- Brushroll shutoff switch -cleans bare floors and carpet
- Anti-Allergen Complete Seal + HEPA
- Swivel steering makes it easy to manuever
- Hose attachment too short
- Hose itself cracks if you're not careful