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The Best Robot Vacuums for Dog Fur

One of the great things about living in modern times is seeing the ways in which technology regularly improves our lives for the better, especially where cleaning products are concerned. Let’s be honest about something – no one actually enjoys cleaning, and this is doubly true where vacuuming is concerned, mainly because it tends to be one of the most arduous chores that must be done regularly when you have a dog.

That is why devices like robot vacuums are so great – they manage to help you keep your home or apartment space clean during the week so that when you vacuum on the weekends, only a small, light amount ends up being necessary to help keep the space clean. However, robot vacuums are a type of technology, and like most other pieces of modern tech, they are a bit of an investment in terms of price. In other words, when you buy a robot vacuum, you want to be sure the thing actually works and is able to pick up dog fur. But who has the free time to sit down and research new robot vacuums?

That’s where we come in. We help smart consumers, such as yourself, make informed decisions about the products they are interested in potentially buying and letting them know whether they are worth their hard-earned money or not.

How have we managed to be so successful? A significant part of that has to do with our wonderful team of reviewers, but we also have a system in place, which we spent years refining, that allows us to successfully review products. Essentially, we split products into three categories for evaluation, and in this case, we wanted to focus on effectiveness, reliability, and durability.

However, what do all of these actually mean in terms of robot vacuums and how effective they are at picking up dog fur? Continue reading below to learn more about our criteria for this specific product and how we put our review together.

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DogGear Philosophy

The shining star of this review is the iDog launcher. This unit has five different distance settings, as opposed to three on the other systems. It’s well priced, and the balls are easily interchangeable with standard tennis balls. The DogGear team members love the remote control and the fact that it comes standard with rechargeable batteries.

If you’re looking for something a little different, check out our dog toys page.

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From our team: Help your robot vacuum succeed! Tip chairs back against the wall to elevate the front legs, pick shoes up off the floor, and keep your dog’s leash out of the way. This will allow your robot vaccuum to get more access to the floor. We also find that moving the robot’s charging station around periodically will help it change its cleaning patterns.


The cornerstone of our successful review program is based on our ability to make our reviews easy to read for our consumers and clearly defined for our review team. That means that we have them focus on a couple of key elements for each product – in the case of robot vacuums, they are effectiveness, reliability, and durability.

Effectiveness – this one is pretty much exactly what it sounds like it means. A robot vacuum that is unable to pick up dog fur will not get the job done in your home, so why purchase it? If we noticed that the testing area was not significantly cleaner after the robot was done, we lowered the product’s score in this category.

It should also be noted that we weighed this category more heavily than the other two when making our final product assessments because we sincerely believe that it is the most important of the three.

Reliability – does the machine work consistently, or is it prone to breaking down a lot of the time? We’ve staked our reputation on only recommending products to people that actually work, and we’re certainly not going to change anything here in that regard. If there were consistency issues with the product, we lowered its score for this category.

Durability – A robot vacuum does a lot of work, and it also might be accidentally stepped on by your pet or run into a wall, so with all of that in mind, we wanted to make sure that the product was durable and well-built as well.

Tips for Effective Robot Vacuums

Make sure that you regularly keep your robot vacuum clean by emptying it out and also charged if it is not one of the self-charging models. This is especially important if your dog sheds often.

A Note About Safety and Storage

Robot vacuums are not toys and should be kept out of the reach of your dog if you are not available to supervise.