Want to keep dogs from peeing on carpet? Dogs tend to return to places that smell like urine. Dog urine has an unpleasant odor due to its enzymatic, hormonal and ammoniacal composition.
Over time, urine smell worsens and is difficult to remove, especially from carpets.
I have been looking for a fix for my dog to quit peeing on my large rug, and this is something I found and tried, and “YES” it works. I am sharing this natural stinky icky doggy urine odor solution now.
How to Keep Dogs from Peeing on Carpet
While it is important to teach your dog to urinate outdoors from puppyhood, certain home remedies work with the use of repellents as well.
But clean dirty areas thoroughly first before applying any solution to the carpet, as dogs tend to use the same spots that hold the smell of urine.
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What we need:
Not only is white vinegar an effective carpet cleaner and urine odor eliminator, it also acts as a repellent. Dogs dislike the smell of the acetic acid that vinegar makes and will likely avoid areas sprayed with this solution.
That lemon juice smell is pleasant to humans, but it will keep your dog at bay. Citric acid is also effective when you want to clean carpets and remove urine odors.
Cayenne pepper is a natural repellent and contains capsaicum, which is irritating to a pet’s skin and eyes.
How to use:
It’s important to clean the areas well before you apply any solutions especially if your dog has already urinated on the carpet, because they have a tendency to return to places that have a urine odor.
If you think, your carpet is cleaned at all, you may follow these steps.
Prepare a solution of white vinegar and water in a 1-to-1 concentration and spray it over your carpets and the areas where your dog likes to urinate.
Mix lemon juice with water and sprinkle it on your carpets. It helps to keep dogs from peeing on carpet.
Sprinkle some cayenne pepper powder on your carpets. You don’t have to use a lot as dogs have a strong sense of smell and can pick up on nuisance smells right away. Reapply the powder after each vacuum to ensure the dog stays off the carpets.
Some Other Recommended Techniques
To keep dogs from peeing on carpet, sometimes these techniques works too. I didn’t try these solutions, but I heard about them. You may try and let me know if they work!
1Using commercial repellent (find at Amazon)
Spray the repellent generously to eliminate the smell of urine. Most commercial repellents come in the form of sprays that contain various chemicals or even cayenne pepper, the pungent odor of which dogs hate and avoid.
If the mat is already dirty, clean it with vinegar or an enzyme cleaner, and then allow the mat to dry. Spray the repellent generously and reapply to keep the smell off and off the carpet forever.
2Isopropyl alcohol (find at Amazon)
Mix equal parts isopropyl alcohol and water and spray onto carpet. Isopropyl alcohol is a wonderful disinfectant with powerful antibacterial properties.
In addition, its strong odor wages war on the dog’s olfactory senses. Apply the mixture every week or after your carpet cleaning.
3Using Ammonia (find at Amazon)
A great way to keep dogs from peeing on carpets for life. This is usually the last resort. The sheer power of the ammonia smell will make your eyes water and put you off the carpets.
You could also put some ammonia in a small test tube and have him smell it. Smell Blast will work.So keep spraying the ammonia-water mixture on the carpet and it remains taboo.