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Accidents happen, especially when you're potty training your new pup. Puppies and senior pets have the occasional accident, but it can happen with any dog. That's why all owners need to know how to get dog poop out of the carpet.
This advice doesn't just work for carpeting.
It will also help you remove the smell and stains of dog feces from your pet's bedding, furniture, and any other object you can't easily throw in the washing machine.
There are a lot of commercial products claiming to remove pet stains and odor from carpeting and upholstery.
Even several professional cleaning services offer pet stain and odor removal.
Unfortunately, these professional services are too expensive for most pet owners, and commercial products can get expensive too.
I have tried a lot of homemade cleaners when learning how to get dog poop out of the carpet. The recipe that I'm sharing in this guide is easy, affordable, and effective.
I'll also share some tips to prevent damaging your carpet and helpful links with information on properly potty training your pet.
How To Get Dog Poop Out of Carpet
Prevention and Commercial Products
The easiest way to get dog poop out of carpeting is to prevent the accident in the first place.
Whether you've adopted a puppy or adult dog that still has indoor accidents, you will need to potty train him properly.
We have lots of resources for pet parents struggling to house train their new addition:
- How To House Train A Dog for Free
- How To Housetrain an Adult Dog 101 – A Step-by-Step Video Guide
- 20 Puppy Potty Training Hacks and Tricks
- 8 Basic Tips for Potty Training A Puppy
Of course, even the most well-trained dog will have an accident from time to time. When learning how to get dog poop out of carpet, there are lots of commercial products available to help.
While all of them claim to be effective, there is one product that I recommend based on successful firsthand experience.
Fizzion Pet Stain and Odor Remover is my go-to commercial product for getting the dog pee smell out of the carpet. It is safe to use on furniture, flooring, carpet, and fabric.
It uses the power of CO2 to remove all protein-based stains, which include dog feces.
The power of CO2 breaks the proteins apart, and then safe-but-powerful surfactants (soap) are released to remove all evidence of a stain.
You can check out more information about Fizzion and buy options on Amazon.
If you're going to purchase a commercial cleaning product, be sure to choose an enzymatic cleaner that will break down the feces particles to remove the stain and get rid of the odor altogether.
You don't want to waste money on a cleaner that masks the smell and leaves a stain behind.
How To Get Dog Poop Out of Carpet
If you're not interested in using a commercial product, you can still remove the stain and smell of dog poop from your carpet with a natural home recipe.
If at all possible, DO NOT let the stain set in. Clean up after your pet as soon as possible.
First, clean any excess poo off the carpet. Be careful not to rub the mess into the rug. Gently lift the feces without pushing it further into the carpet fibers.
If you have access to a carpet/upholstery washer, it will be easy to remove the stain left behind.
Just be sure to test any carpet cleaner that you choose to use on a small, inconspicuous area of your carpet.
It's best to be on the safe side, just in case the carpet leaner fades your carpeting.
Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipe
If you're looking for a homemade carpet cleaner recipe, try this:
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tbsp. non-bleach dish soap
- 1 tbsp. white vinegar
Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake vigorously before each use. Spray a small amount of cleaner on the stain and blot until the liquid is completely absorbed.
Repeat this process until the stain is gone.
If you're trying to remove an old, set-in stain, you may need something more potent than this homemade recipe.
This recipe could work, but you'll likely have to repeat the cleaning process numerous times.