Forget buying expensive cleaner to remove dog urine smell from your carpets!
White vinegar is the absolute best thing to remove pee with. I’ve used it for years and love it! It has never stained any of my carpets, and it takes out all trace of smell.
When I first read about this, over 20 years ago, I decided to give it a try. My female puppy had peed in the house. I cleaned it with white vinegar, brought my stud dog into the room, and he could not find where she had gone. I’ve been hooked ever since!
The trick of how to remove urine smell from your carpet, is to use the white vinegar liberally! I try and use as much white vinegar as there is pee.
Let it soak in thoroughly, then dry it up by blotting it with old towels or rags.
You can actually put the white vinegar in most carpet cleaners, but be forewarned: Any hidden dirt spots will rise to the surface and take forever to get out of the carpet!
If you do decide to try running the white vinegar in a carpet cleaner, this is only for an “overall” effect. You will still need to first clean each individual spot where your puppy has peed.
When I first clean up an accident in the kitchen, where I do not have carpet, I use paper towels to first soak up the urine, then use a spray bottle and lightly mist that area with the white vinegar and then wipe it dry.
Puppies do seem to think what you are doing looks like great fun and love to try and grab the paper towels you are using.
Do not allow your puppy to grab the paper towel, as this will become a game to him and in turn becomes an incentive to pee in the house. Just ignore the pup, but move him out of your way with one hand while you dry up with the other hand.