Dealing with this type of issue when it comes to cleaning up after your dog can be very frustrating and annoying due to the fact that if the dog did his business on a carpet or a piece of furniture then you are going to have the time of your life cleaning it off. The worst part is the fact that even though you might think its clean, it will be obvious that its not because the dog can still smell it which leads to him or her doing their business all over again on the exact same spot. The point is that unless you clean the area where the dog urinated really well then he is going to continue to go in the same spot.
Step 1 – A surefire way to deal with this problem is to go straight to the source. What you need to consider doing is spaying your dog or neutering them. When a dog urinates, it is basically telling other dogs something. These range from signals like, I am available to this is my territory. For the dog they are doing absolutely nothing, wrong by urinating all over your floor in the house. By spaying or neutering your dog, you will stand the chance of greatly reducing the likelihood that they will want to invoke this primal action.
Sep 2 – As soon as you see fresh urine, make sure that it gets cleaned up right away. The less time that the urine has to sit on a surface then the less time it has to leave a scent. Use paper towels to clean up the mess. Then, instead of throwing away the paper towels, place them in the dogs designated urinating area so as to encourage them to do their business in the right place.
Step 3 – Wash all infected items that got urine on them with a solution of vinegar and baking soda to get off as much of the scent as possible. If the smell is still there, wash them again with an enzymatic cleaning-based product.
Step 4 – Deep parts of the floor where the dog urinated with microfiber mops. The reason these are the best is that you can use a new pad every time you wipe the area. This way, you will be making sure that you are removing scent and not spreading it around.