When choosing furniture and soft furnishings, be mindful of the color and types of fabrics that you choose. While light colors can be less forgiving in terms of dirt and accidents, dark-colored fabrics also show pet hair a lot more, especially when you have a light-colored dog!
In terms of fabric choice and cleaning, fabrics with tighter weaves (like microfiber and velvet) are your best bet.
Leather is another great choice as it’s easy to clean and pet hair doesn’t stick to it (just be mindful of sharp claws). Canvas and outdoor fabrics are also great pet-friendly alternatives.
If you’re worried about stains and damage from claws, a good fabric protector spray and/or furniture slip-covers are an excellent investment.