How to Get Rid of Dog Pee Smell

The smell of dog urine permeates the fibers of carpet and even lingers in hardwood and linoleum. Pooch pee needs a strong solution to eradicate it. both home remedies and chemical compounds can rid your home of unfortunate accidents that linger long after your pup's mistake.

Different Problems, Different Solutions

Step 1

Mix a solution of water and plain vinegar to clean up messes on linoleum and hardwood floors. Add three parts water to one part vinegar in a large bucket. Use a mop to spread the liquid solution to the floor. Clean up and let dry.

Step 2

Throw rugs, bedding and clothing that have been marked with pee into the washer. Pour 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar into the washing machine and run as normal. The smell completely vanishes and the apple cider vinegar does no damage to your fabrics.

Step 3

Soak up pee with paper towels or an old rag. Combine three parts water and one part vinegar; drench the pee spot. Blot the spot with a new rag or paper towel. Once the carpet has dried completely, sprinkle the area with baking soda. Combine 1 tsp. liquid dish detergent with 3/4 c. hydrogen peroxide (3 percent). Slowly add the solution over top of the baking soda. Work into the area with a brush and allow to dry. Vacuum the spot away.

Prevention: No Cleaning Required

Step 1

Kennel your dog while you are at home or, at a minimum, keep your canine friend on hardwood or linoleum floors. They clean easier and retain less odor.

Step 2

Put down pee pads around the areas that your dog continues to make mistakes on.

Step 3

Keep your pup outside for an extended period of time to monitor her behavior. Once she pees, allow her back in the house and give her a treat to reinforce the behavior.