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How often do you vacuum? Do you ever use a carpet sweeper?
Every couple of weeks. Gasp. But see other answers.
How often do you dust?
When I can see it and it bothers me. I don't think the dog contributes to dust.
How often do you mop your hardwood or kitchen floors?
Spot cleaning. We have throw rugs and wash those.
Do you have any tips or tricks for minimizing doggie dust and grime?
Brush frequently. Maintain surfaces in the backyard. For example, we put down straw in the muddy side yard, and pea gravel in the other side yard. Also, the dog goes straight to the kitchen after being outdoors. He stays there to dry, mostly. That leaves most of the dirt in the kitchen, which is easier to sweep up. We use at least a towel a day wiping the dog after being outdoors. Also we let the dog walk around in the shower, and then walk across the bath mat. So, we also go through a lot of bathmats. We live in western Washington, do lots of muddy dog!