How do I remove dog urine odors from my couch?

Brenda Joyce
by Brenda Joyce

My couch smells like dog urine and I can’t get rid of the smell. I have tried vinegar, baking soda, I have steam cleaned my couch. Nothing helps, please do you have any recommendations???

  11 answers
  • Annie Annie on Dec 22, 2019

    Brenda, have you tried hydrogen peroxide and dish soap? Here's a link I hope it helps

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    • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Dec 23, 2019

      Have to do a test spot. Hydrogen peroxide is a bleach. I used it to take the stain out of kitchen grout after I spilled tomato paste on the floor.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 22, 2019

    Hi Brenda,

    You could also try an enzyme cleaner which would be available at pet stores. Enzyme cleaners neutralize the urine scent of anything organic - such as dog urine. Wishing you the best.

  • Gk Gk on Dec 22, 2019

    Try this! The BEST stuff I have EVER used and I have used all of them!

    OUT! Advanced SEVERE Stain and Odor Remover/3x Enzyme Cleaning Power!

    My poor old little old dog just had a messy accident last night on light beige carpet. Don't get grossed out...but it was very dark brown. I cleaned up what I could with paper towels leaving dark brown stains behind. I sprayed this on--left it on for about 10 minutes and then used paper towels to blot up the excess moisture. There are NO dark brown stains--they disappeared in those 10 minutes--and there is NO smell. I believe I found it at Target or WalMart. The bottle says you can also use it in your carpet cleaner along with your carpet soap and your water! I am going to do that next--clean my carpet with this stuff in it. Maybe you could also do that with a steam cleaner for your couch. I am going to look for a bigger bottle on Amazon! This stuff is AWESOME. I just looked--it's about $6.00 for a 32 fl oz bottle at Walmart!

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    • Paige Paige on Jun 29, 2020

      Training your dog is the only long-term solution.

      I love my dog so much but it constantly did the things that irked me most. It would chew on things that it shouldn’t or jump up and down out of the blue. Whenever I put on the leash, it would pull on it. Whenever it was out of the house, it would continue digging on the ground - I wish I could tell what it was looking for down there. All the things it did left me feeling depressed as if I failed it monumentally.

      But since I discovered Brain Training for Dogs and applied the system offered, it now behaves the way a beautiful dog I always expect of.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Dec 22, 2019

    Do you know exactly where the spot is that the dog peed on the couch? I would use a handheld Bissell cleaner for spot cleaning on upholstery. Put a carpet cleaner formula in the machine and spray with the nozzle. Lightly scrub and suck up all the liquid. It does wonders to remove stains and you can also use this method on rugs. This will help remove the stain as well as the urine scent. If that doesn't seem to help start using some spray ODOBAN!!! This stuff is amazing and works great to remove pet odors. Good luck!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 22, 2019

    At pet stores you can get a liquid enzyme product called Nature's MIracle, follow the directions, many have had success with it.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 22, 2019

    I have found that using a emzyme product that breaks down the urine is the best answer. I picked up a gallon of Pet Zyme at my local pet store. It broke down the urine itself making clean up a breeze.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Dec 22, 2019

    I agree with the enzymatic cleaner. The problem you may run into however, is that the previous cleaners you have used may interfere with the enzymes if there's residue still in the fabric

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 23, 2019

    use odor ban it will take the odors out

  • My Family Thyme My Family Thyme on Dec 26, 2019

    I use a product called Nature's Miracle. I think I purchased it in Petco. It comes in a white spray bottle with red writing. I hope this is helpful!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 26, 2019

    Odoban should get it.