7 Tips on How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Odors

7 Tips on How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Odors

If you've just gotten a new puppy, you will need to know how to get rid of dog urine smells.

Dog urine odors will often be found in unusual places where you might not think to look. Sometimes that new puppy can get sneaky! By the time you've found the problem, the urine has soaked into the carpet. Once it has soaked into the carpet, it may have soaked into the carpet's padding as well. Then, the problem is intensified.

Here are seven tips on how to get prevent and rid of dog urine smells:

1. Begin training a new puppy right from the start. Take him outside and show him where his bathroom area is. Every time you take your puppy outside, take him to the same potty spot. Keep his special area away from the main part of the yard. That will make it easier to clean up and visitors to your home won't be stepping in doggy doo. It will also contain any odors in that one area.

2. For small dogs that are kept indoors, you can train them to use a litter box. Yes, just like a cat. Put the box in an out-of-the-way place. This is not an easy route to take. It will take some intensive training sessions to achieve it.

3. Some people like to buy doggy diapers for the male dogs. The diapers are not available for females at this time.

4. Watch your puppy when visitors are around or when a repairman comes to your home. Unusual visitors or activities can throw your pup off schedule.

5. If your dog does have an accident, get it cleaned up immediately. Buy an odor remover or cleaner developed specifically for pet odors. Your dog will believe that the spot is for him to use regularly if the smell isn't removed completely. These cleaners can be purchased at pet stores and online.

6. The commercial odor removers can be quite harsh so some people will not want to use them. If you want a home remedy, try a vinegar and water mixture. However, the professional mixtures work much better. Packages of the cleaner are available that can clean an entire room but hopefully, the problem won't get this severe.

7. New puppies aren't the only dogs that can have a potty problem. Older dogs can also have accidents when they reach their senior years. They can't wait as long before they need to be taken outside. Older dogs may not be able to "hold it" as long as younger dogs, so you will need to make sure someone lets them outside more often.

Dog urine smells aren't the only odors you will have when you get a dog. Some of these smells can be taken care of by grooming your dog. A good brushing and a bath can work wonders.

Sometimes a veterinarian will need to examine the dog to see if there is some underlying medical cause for the smell. Then, a treatment can be found for it.

There will always be some dog odors that you will have to live with. These are natural and are part of owning a pet. But, there are ways to get rid of the worst dog smells with a bit of persistence and common sense.

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