How to Neutralize Dog Urine in a Dog Run

Things You'll Need

  • Water

  • Vinegar

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Baking soda

  • Scrub brush


Do not allow your dog to lick the mixture when it is drying.


Wash your dog run once a week to keep the urine odor neutralized. If the odor is very bad, mix the vinegar and water solution stronger.

Dog runs need to be neutralized.

For dog owners, one of the most challenging tasks can be neutralizing dog urine in a dog run. Dog urine is very acidic and can produce a harsh odor, especially during the summer. When temperatures get higher and the urine odor becomes stronger, remove the odor as quickly and effectively as possible. You can neutralize dog urine by using simple household items that will not cause harm to your pet.

Step 1

Remove your dogs from the dog run you want to clean, which will allow you to thoroughly clean and neutralize the run.

Step 2

Spray the area with a water hose using cold water to remove the standing urine. Use a spray nozzle to make cleaning easier.

Step 3

Mix three cups of water and one cup of vinegar in a large container. Use white vinegar since it naturally neutralizes the active enzymes in urine that cause odor and is also safe for use around dogs and other pets.

Step 4

Apply the mixture liberally to the area where the urine was located. Allow this to sit until the area is dry. If needed, reapply the mixture until the odor is neutralized.

Step 5

Combine one cup of hydrogen peroxide and two drops of dishwashing liquid in a container or spray bottle. Use this to clean the urine spots that remain on the dog run.

Step 6

Sprinkle baking soda on any area that has been saturated with urine. Make a paste with the peroxide mixture. Use a scrub brush to remove any urine stains. Allow this mixture to dry to a white powder.

Step 7

Rinse the dog run with clean, cool water to remove the mixtures. Use this as often as needed to neutralize dog urine in a dog run.