Remove Pet Hair: Pet hair is easy to remove from upholstery . Just rub it off with a rubber dishwashing glove. You'll find the fingers are great for accessing awkward areas.
Chew Marks: Keep your dog (and any other wood-chewing animal you might own) from gnawing at your furniture, by wiping down all accessible areas with oil of cloves.
Teeth: To clean your dogs teeth, tape a piece of gauze to the tip of your finger, apply some baking soda to it, and brush away.
Removing Burrs: If your dog ever gets caught in burrs, use some thick gloves and baby oil or cooking oil. Work the oil into your dogs coat and break apart the burrs. The oil will make it a lot easier to remove from your dogs fur.
Stinky Skunks: If you ever run into the unfortunate event of having to wash your pet after getting sprayed by a skunk, or if your pet just rolled in something awful you can try this. Mix 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 tsp. dish soap and 1 tbsp. baking soda. Apply to the dog's fur, taking care to cover his eyes. Let it dry on him/her. Throw away any left over solution, as it is volatile and loses its effect after a while.
Pet odor: Control odor from accidents by leaving a thin layer of baking soda on the are after cleaning. Vacuum when dry.
Stains: Shaving cream makes a great emergency spot cleaner for removing pet stains from carpeting. Work it into the stain, then rinse and blot thoroughly. Be sure to use the foam kind rather than the gel.