How to Clean Dog Poop from Carpet

Oh no, the dog made another mess on your floor. This can be an incredibly messy and disgusting thing to have to deal with, especially if you’ve just gotten home from work or a vacation. Do you know how to clean dog poop from carpet? This article should teach you exactly how, with little to no effort on your part. 

How to Clean Dog Poop from Carpet

Cleaning Dog Poop from Carpet

The first thing that you need to do is get rid of the dog poop. What many people don’t know is that, on top of being totally disgusting, dog poop can be incredibly harmful to your family and the other animals in your home. Dog fecal matter contains a variety of bacteria that can make you and your family incredibly sick if it’s left to run rampant in your home.

What you will need:

  • Rubber Gloves
  • Spot Shot or a similar cleaning solution
  • Paper towels
  • A heavy book or other heavy object
  • Plastic bag
  • Enzymatic cleaner
  1. First, clean any of the solid poop off of the floor and dispose of it. You can do this by taking a plastic grocery bag and using it as a glove. Grab the poop, turn the bag inside out, tie it up, and dispose of it.
  2. Take the paper towels and wet them. Lay them over the affected area, then place a book wrapped in plastic or another heavy object on top of them. Allow this to sit overnight, so the paper towels can absorb as much of the poop stain as they possibly can. For poop stains that hadn’t sat too long, this is all that you’ll have to do. In many cases, you’ll have to take it a step further.
  3. Wear gloves before you start this next part. Take Spot Shot or some other sort of spot-cleaner that’s safe for your carpet, and squirt it over the area, following the instructions on the bottle for how long you should let it sit and such.
  4. After it dries, spray enzymatic cleaner over the area and allow it to dry. The enzymatic cleaner will get any of the poop you may have missed and eat away at any of the potential odor as well. 

How to Prevent Your Dog from Pooping on the Floor

This is something that is really difficult for some people. When you are housetraining a puppy, it is incredibly common for the puppy to mistake the carpet for the yard. Think about it; they both look similar (remember, dogs are color-blind), and they feel similar on their paws. So, you want to do everything you can to eliminate confusion. Here are some tips.

  • Take the puppy outside as much as you can. Every two hours is the suggested amount of time, if you can. Do so after eating and playing as well.
  • Pick a spot for the dog to go to the bathroom, and always go there. It will make your puppy less likely to poop in places other than that spot until they get more comfortable with the routine.
  • Pepper the carpets. This sounds really odd, but a lot of pet owners recommend it. Within minutes of sprinkling the pepper, the smell will go away for your nose, but your puppy will notice it for a long time and avoid using the carpet as a bathroom.

If you can prevent your dog or puppy from pooping on the floor, you don’t have to know how to clean dog poop from your carpet because it won’t happen that often. These tips should help you prevent most accidents during the housebreaking process.