Removing Puppy Urine from Carpets and Floors

June 11, 2019

Removing Puppy Urine from Carpets and Floors

“Oh no!” The words leave your mouth as soon as you see that wet spot on the rug or floor after arriving home. Puppies are prone to accidents especially in their potty training months. After you put your potty training methods in gear, don’t hesitate to clean that urine spot before it sits. Dog urine can be harmful to both you and your pets if it isn’t dealt with immediately. Here is how to remove urine from carpets and floors quickly and efficiently.

Carpets and Rugs

Puppy pee can stain your rug if you don’t handle the problem right away. Using warm water, pour it onto the carpet and blot it with a towel. Mix white vinegar with water in a separate container and pour it onto the stain. Allow it to soak for 5 minutes then use a brush to work the mixture in. Allow it to soak for an additional 15 minutes. Use a wet/dry vacuum or paper towels to soak up the moisture. After it dries, sprinkle baking soda, a splash of hydrogen peroxide and a squirt of dish washing liquid onto the stain. Scrub well. Allow the mixture to dry and vacuum the remaining residue off of the carpet. Luckily, if this method does not work, you can do a deep cleaning with a carpet cleaner.


Believe it or not, your dogs urine can and will affect your backyard and lawn. The content of ammonia and other bacteria in their urine and feces can kill the grass and plant life outdoors. You can train your puppy to only go in a certain area of the yard. However, in their earlier stages of potty training a natural grass saving treat will help save your yard. Opt for the natural grass saving treats that are beneficial to their health and will prevent damage to your beautiful lawn.


Laminate Floor

Blot the spot clean with paper towels and discard them. You can use baking soda or a white vinegar and warm water mixture on the spot. Allow it to sit for two hours. Vacuum the baking soda or wipe the mixture clean.

Ceramic Tile

Remember ceramic tile may have grout. You have to be sure to wipe the tile and the grout once you spot the urine. Soak a towel in white vinegar and allow it to sit on the stain for 15 minutes. Remove the towel and wipe down the tile with a separate cloth. Soak another towel in hydrogen peroxide and allow it to sit on the stain for 15 minutes. Remove the towel and wipe down with a separate cloth. For the grout, you will want to make a paste using baking soda and warm water. Using an old toothbrush or scrub brush, work the paste into the grout. Rinse with warm water and blot dry.

Stone Floors

Stone floors include marble and slate. They require a deeper cleaning than ceramic or laminate floors. The urine can absorb into the pores of the stone. Use warm soapy water to wipe the spot clean. Using a new cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol, wipe the spot and surrounding area. Allow the area to dry. Make a mixture using 2 parts warm water 1 part bleach. Scrub the spot with a cloth soaked in this mixture. Repeat this process until the stain is removed and the spot is clean. Finalize the process by wiping down with warm water and patting the area dry.

These are the most common areas for your new puppy to have accidents in your home. When taken care of immediately they will prevent permanent damage. These are the most naturally effective ways to remedy dog urine on your carpet and floors. Take action right away!