How to Clean Dog Urine & Housebreaking Puppies

Puppies will be lured back to a spot that smells of urine and feces. So a quick and thorough clean up of any accidents is essential to fast puppy housebreaking. Here are some pointers for how to clean dog urine off of a carpet:

  1. Absorb as much of the urine with paper towels.
  2. Empty a regular drinking glass full of water over the accident spot.
  3. Blot this diluted liquid until the paper towels show no signs of yellow.
  4. Scrub the spot with a brush and carpet cleaner.
  5. Again spray the spot with carpet cleaner and follow the cleaner's instructions for removing with a vacuum cleaner. Repeat as necessary.
  6. Spray an odor eliminator (available in most local pet stores) over the spot. Follow the directions explicitly, to avoid any lingering odors.

Removing stools from the carpet is a trickier issue. While housebreaking puppies, you must be sure to pick up as much as you can before cleaning to avoid rubbing the feces into the carpet and ending up with a bigger problem.

  1. Pick up all solids with paper towels.
  2. Spray carpet cleaner on the spot and rub with sponge.
  3. Now scrub the carpet with the cleaner to get deep into the fibers.
  4. Spray again with carpet cleaner and follow the instructions. Allow the carpet cleaner to stand and then vacuum as per the product's instructions.
  5. Spray with an enzyme inhibitor based odor eliminator. You can find these in most pet stores.
  6. If your puppy goes back to the spot and does his business then you probably want to consider placing some furniture over the spot once it is clean. To deny him access to the spot and the chance to once more reinforce this undesirable behavior.

Toclean up dog urineor feces off of wood surfaces. You should caution as not to cause permanent damage to your floor.

  1. Clean up initially with paper towels.
  2. In a bucket mix a solution of Murphy's Oil Soap and water. Using the solution clean the area thoroughly with a mop.
  3. Dry with a cloth or paper towels thoroughly.
  4. Spray an enzyme inhibitor (made especially to be used on wood surfaces) onto a dry rag and wipe the area.

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