How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Carpet Odors with Vinegar

Being a dog owner has a lot of perks and advantages. However, there can be an occasional accident on the carpet. Dog urine on a carpet leaves a horrible smell. As a dog owner, you don't have to rip up all your carpets. Learn how to get rid of dog urine carpet odors to keep your home smelling fresh and clean.


Step 1

Go to the area of the rug that has the dog urine. Blot several times with clean rag or paper towels. Repeat this until the area is almost completely dry.

Step 2

Mix 1 part distilled vinegar with 4 parts water in a spray bottle. You can keep a bottle handy or mix each time there is a dog urine accident on the carpets. It's up to you.

Step 3

Spray the blotted urine area until it is very damp or almost wet.

Step 4

Allow the sprayed carpeting to set for 10 minutes. This gives time for the vinegar to neutralize the odors.

Step 5

After 10 minutes, return to the dog spot. Use paper towels or dry rags to blot completely dry.

Step 6

Spray the carpeting with an odor neutralizer and let stand for five minutes.

Step 7

Set two dry paper towels over the dog urine spot and cover them with a paper grocery bag or newspaper. This will protect the carpet from more dog urine if your dog returns to that particular spot on the carpet.