How to Remove Dog Urine Odor From The Carpet

sad dog that has peed on the carpet

You’re walking through barefoot through your living room and suddenly you feel a wet patch – yes, the dreaded dog urine on the carpet.

When you’re potty training a new puppy, caring for an older dog suffering from incontinence or have a tiny dog (like a chihuahua) that finds it hard to hold their pee for longer than a few minutes, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually find a dreaded dog pee patch on your nice, clean carpet.

Even in house-broken dogs, accidents can happen. And when left too long, dog urine can seep through the carpet into the underlay and the stench can become unbearable.

If you have young children at home or you prefer to avoid chemical cleaning products, then a DIY dog urine remover is the solution.

How to Remove Dog Urine Odor From The Carpet 

woman cleaning dog urine odor from carpet

When my son was a baby, this is the solution I used whenever our little chihuahua had an accident on the carpet. This DIY pet urine smell remover works amazing, smells good, contains no harsh chemicals and is effective at removing dog urine scent from the carpet.


  • 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp liquid dish soap (I used Dawn)

Method of Use:

  • Stir together all ingredients in a bowl until baking soda has dissolved.
  • Pour solution over urine patches and allow to completely dry.
  • Vacuum up any excess.

Homemade Carpet Deodorizer

After vacuuming up the excess, I like to use a homemade carpet deodorizer as well, just to be sure no odor remains.


  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (I use Lavender)

Method of Use:

Sprinkle over carpet, let sit for 15-30 minutes, vacuum.

After vacuuming up the deodorizer, I used my secret weapon to fluff up the carpet and make it look like new again.

I swear by this FURemover broom, regardless of whether you have pets or not – it’s a MUST have, in my opinion (it also removes human hair from the carpet.)

The Best Commercial Dog Urine Odor Remover

If you find that the DIY dog urine odor remover doesn’t work effectively, you prefer a commercial solution or you have deeper odors that seem to linger, then I recommend the SUN Professional Grade Pet Urine Remover.

Unlike other pet stain removers on the market, it actually binds to and absorbs the odor at a molecular level.

And the SUN Professional Grade Pet Urine Remover comes with a money-back guarantee –  that’s how confident they are that it will get rid of even the toughest pet odors.

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