10 tricks to eliminate dog smells from the house

Dogs can smell bad. We've rounded up the best tips to eliminate bad smells a dog can sometimes leave around the house.


Having a dog is very fun. This companion brings happiness in a home and is, itself, a huge source of joy. However, having a dog often means that they carry with them dog smells that are very unpleasant. Thankfully, this smelly problem can be fixed with the help of a few simple tricks. Here are 10 tricks to eliminate dog smells from a house.

1. Opt for cleaning and disinfecting products

Obviously, cleaning and disinfecting products made especially to eliminate dog, cat or any other pet odors will work very well in your home. You can buy yourself this type of product in any superstore or even in a pharmacy.

2. Wash your dog


Dogs have a tendency of keeping bad odors on them. You should wash them frequently with a shampoo made especially for them. It is important not to use a shampoo for humans since this could react badly on their coat and on their skin.

3. Air out your home

Airing out your home can help you get rid of bad odors caused by your dog for good. All you need to do is frequently open your windows to air out your house. This will help eliminate the odors caused by your dog. This is a quick and simple trick that you can do whenever, even during the winter months.

4. Choose the right moment to walk your dog

Walking your dog during a rainy day is not a great idea. Your animal risks of smelling of humidity. Ideally, wait for the sun to come out before walking your dog. If you don’t have a choice, make sure to rapidly dry your dog when you get back into your house.

5. Try baking soda

Dog odors have a tendency of seeping into carpets, sofas, as well as rugs which are items that you don’t necessarily often clean. It is essential to clean and disinfect regularly these types of furniture to avoid bacteria and germ build up. It is germs and bacterias that are responsible for the bad odors in your home. You can disinfect your home with this homemade remedy. Here is how to do it:

  • Sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet, for example.
  • Leave it there for a couple of hours.
  • Vacuum your carpet to get rid of the baking soda.

6. Brush your dog’s teeth

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Dogs often have bad breath. This odor can also make your home smell. To fix this problem, all you need to do is brush your dog’s teeth regularly. Obviously, like for the shampoo, don’t use human toothpaste for your dog. Use special toothpaste made for dogs since they swallow the toothpaste when you brush their teeth.

7. Clean your home with vinegar

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You can eliminate bad odors in your house, including bad odors from your dog with vinegar. All you have to do is clean all the surfaces in your home with white vinegar. Once you’ve finished cleaning your house, make sure to air out your house to remove the vinegar odor.

8. Get rid of dog smells with bleach


Bleach, like vinegar, is also a great way of eliminating bad odors in your home. You can disinfect your house by diluting bleach with water in a spray bottle and spraying the mixture all over the surfaces of your home. By using this product, you will eliminate all the bacterias as well as bad odors created by your pet.

9. Try using cloves

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You can eliminate dog odors with cloves and a lemon. Here is how to do it:

  • Cut a lemon in many slices.
  • Insert cloves in the lemon slices.
  • Place the slices in areas where you pet likes to hang.
  • After a few days, make new lemon smell repellents and replace the old ones.

10. Eliminate bad odors with coffee beans

You can quickly camouflage dog odors with coffee. All you need to do is heat up some coffee beans to hide the bad smells coming from your pet. This is a great trick if you’re having people over last minute.