How to Remove Dog Urine

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2-10-2016, 06:35
If your dog is a puppy, is new to your home, or is not as sure as you are of who is the alpha dog in your relationship, you may have experienced an issue with soiling (urinating) behavior in your home. There are many effective ways to retrain a dog not to go in the house. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a solution that will work for your dog. If it is too late and you're already dealing with dog urine on your carpet, hardwood floor, or mattress, follow these steps for how to remove dog urine.

How to Remove Dog Urine from Carpet

  1. Soak up the urine. Blot the urine. Rubbing dog urine into carpet can ruin the carpet. Begin outside the soiled area and work your way in. Because liquids tend to soak down and then out, you should start blotting outside what you perceive to be the edge of the spot.
  2. Pour water on the affected area to rinse it and then blot the area again.
  3. Consider rinsing the area with club soda to soak up the odor and blotting again. This step is optional.
  4. Soak up the additional moisture with towels or a wet/dry vacuum. Soak up the additional moisture with towels or a wet/dry vacuum.
  5. Use a pet cleaner specifically made for neutralizing pet odors on the area. These products can stain carpet, so it is a good idea to test them on a hidden patch of carpet first. Follow the package directions for cleaning.

How to Remove Dog Urine from Hardwood

  1. Wipe up as much of the urine as possible with an old rag.
  2. Lightly dust the affected area with baking soda. If the urine is mostly dry before you find it, spay the area with water and then apply the baking soda. Let the baking soda sit overnight.
  3. Vacuum the baking soda from the hardwood floor.
  4. Wash the floors using your normal cleaning supplies and procedures.


  • You must remove all odor, even if you cannot smell it. Your dog or another animal in your home may be able to smell the urine and could subsequently feel the need to "mark" the area.
  • To remove dog urine from a mattress, follow the same steps you can use for how to remove dog urine from carpeting, but usually substantially more cleaning product. The cleaning product must be able to soak the same area that the urine did.
  • Dogs that are spayed or neutered as puppies generally display less indoor marking behavior than dogs that are unaltered or are spayed or neutered later in life.


  • If you must replace the carpeting, be careful to check the carpet padding too. It may also need to be replaced.
  • Do not use ammonia products when cleaning dog urine and its related odors. Ammonia smells similar to urine and may result in additional indoor marking behavior from the dog.
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