It doesn’t matter if you’re potty training a young puppy or finding accidents with an older dog—the scent of dog pee isn’t pleasant.
Accidents do occur; this is normal. With puppies and dogs that are being housebroken, exercise patience and employ positive reinforcement. Take your dog to the vet if they have started having accidents despite being potty trained to determine whether there is a medical reason for it.
Here’s how to eliminate dog poop odour from your home in the moment.
What Neutralizes Dog Urine Smell?
Dogs have a sophisticated communication system, which includes pheromones found in their urine. However, once a dog has had an accident inside the house, smelling those pheromones may urge your dog to urinate again in the same place. Pheromones teach dogs limits and appropriate places to urinate.
Dog urine smell, or ammonia-producing bacteria in the urine, may be what you smell. If you are unsure of the precise source of the urine stench, try utilising a UV or black light to locate the urination sites and guarantee thorough cleanup.
So what neutralizes dog urine smell and its pheromones?
The proteins and enzymes that make up the pheromones in dog faeces are denatured (suppressed) by enzymatic cleaners. This not only helps to eliminate the smell of dog pee, but it also lessens the likelihood that your dog will mark the same territory repeatedly.
Products with accelerated hydrogen peroxide can aid in reducing the unpleasant scents. For all odour and stain remover products, allow a contact duration of 15 minutes, and test each one first in a small area.
How to Get Rid of Dog Pee Smell and Stains in Carpets and Couches
The steps below should be used for carpets, couches, or other surfaces that cannot be machine-washed.
- First, use a towel to gently blot up any extra moisture.
- Next, drench another towel with a cleanser that uses hydrogen peroxide. 15 minutes should be given for the towel and cleaner to dry the wet area.
- After 15 minutes, use a dry towel to wipe and absorb any leftover moisture.
- Finally, clean the area with an enzymatic cleaner like Nature’s Miracle. Give the enzymatic cleanser another 15 minutes to work.
Use a steam cleaning equipment or get in touch with a professional carpet cleaner if this approach doesn’t work to get rid of the odour.
How to Remove Dried Dog Urine Stains From Hardwood Floors or Carpets
To remove old and/or dried pee stains from carpets or hardwood floors, take the following actions:
- Use a hydrogen peroxide-based cleanser to soak a towel. 15 minutes should be spent with the towel and cleanser on the stain.
- Use an enzymatic cleaner to repeat the first step.
How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Smell in Rugs, Pillows, Dog Beds, and Sheets
Use an enzymatic cleanser along with laundry detergent to successfully remove pee stains and odours from dirty items that can be washed.
Consult a reputable dry cleaning business if you still notice stains and residual dog urine odour.
How to Deal With Stains and Smells in Larger or Heavily Soiled Areas
Consider investing in a premium tiny wet vac for usage in parts of the house that are frequently filthy. Look for businesses who have an enzymatic cleanser as part of their base. This will assist in removing the stains and odour from dog urine.
Consider contacting your neighbourhood carpet cleaning firm for aid if name-brand solutions aren’t functioning or the area is too big.
Dealing With Chronic Issues
Chronic leaks or difficulties with potty training may indicate a behavioural or physiological issue. Urinary incontinence, submissive urination, urinary tract infections, and frequent urinating are just a few of the problems that may be troubling your dog.
Consult your veterinarian for a potential diagnosis and treatment strategy when dealing with a chronic problem. Consider seeking advice from a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) to address behaviour modification after your veterinarian rules out any potential medical issues.