I don’t know if it was the mild winter, but this spring there seemed to be more pet hair around the house than normal. Of course routine brushing helps keep it under control, but when I got the opportunity to try the DoggyHairNet, I took it.
The DoggyHairNet was an idea that came to Fred and his wife after they adopted Macie, a German Shepherd mix, to their family. They quickly found out just how much hair dogs can shed and just how it can get everywhere. The DoggyHairNet is their solution to controlling it.
I decided Ricochet would be the one to test the DoggyHairNet. He is a smooth coated Jack Russell with the type of hair that seems to embed itself into everything. I followed the instructions for measuring from the DoggyHairNet website to determine what size Ricochet would wear.
Fred quickly sent us a black DoggyHairNet with some multi-colored studs around the collar and cuffs. I gave it a good look over. It’s made of a light netting material so won’t get your dog hot. The seams were nice and tight and there was no pulling when I tugged a bit on them. The edging is stretchy so will give if needed to fit your dog. The studs looked like they are glued on, making it something I would monitor periodically. They are small, but I still like to watch to make I remove items like this rather than having them fall off and one of my other pets find it.
Ricochet isn’t used to wearing clothing, but once I convinced him he was able to walk with the DoggyHairNet on he walked and , jumped up on furniture like normal. He was able to move with no restrictions.Putting it on Ricochet was easy. I found for him putting his back feet in first, starting the zipper and then putting his front feet in next worked best. It fit well with 1 exception. I’m assuming from the way the back end is designed the DoggyHairNet is made to be worn even when going outside to take care of business. There was an opening on the stomach area that would make urinating possible if worn outside except it wasn’t in a spot that would make this possible for Ricochet. The opening was to far forward for his penis to go through. Not really a problem since my dogs go out into the yard and the HairNet would get caught in bushes and twigs so I took it off. I think having this area open would make this area easier to fit since you can have some differences depending on the breed.
The DoggyHairNet did a good job of catching the hairs. The inside was full of a lot of hair. Because Ricochet has stiff short hair, some hair didn’t come off of the HairNet when I shook it like the website recommends (his type of hair weaves itself into things), but I was able to get it off with a tape hair roller. Handwashing followed by air drying is recommended. There was no problems with the HairNet getting wet, no color ran,the studs stayed on, everything came out fine.
+ Made well. Seams were all finished and tight. The zipper moved well.
+Fit well. The size I was sent for Ricochet fit perfectly. I was able to adjust it forward or back a bit so he felt comfortable enough to walk.
+Easy to clean. I was able to get the hair off no problem with a hair roller. Washing was quick and it dried quickly.
+Reasonable price. $14.95 with the largest size fitting dog the size of a Bernese Mountain Dog seems like a good price to me.
+ Light-weight material so it won’t overheat your dog.
— For those with male dogs, they might feel there is a little problem with the design at least for males in the belly area. The opening was to for forward to make it possible to wear outside when going to the bathroom. This wasn’t really an issue since I would have taken it off anyway due to my dogs going off leash in the yard to go the bathroom
I thought the DoggyHairNet did a great job at catching the hair. It can be a big help in keeping furniture and clothing as hair free as possible. With several designs, colors and sizes for dogs up to German Shepherd size there’s something for every dog.
You can purchase DoggyHairNets directly for the DoggyHairNet website.