Everybody poops. This is a fact of life and already your dog is not immune to it. With good house training, your can teach your dog that the proper place to empty one’s bowels (if one is a dog, that is) is outside, but there will surely be a few accidents over the years. Maybe you have a puppy who is nevertheless in the time of action of learning, or maybe your dog is sick or very old. in any case the case, if you own a dog, you will probably have to learn how to clean dog poop out of the carpet at some point. So why not today? It’s always best to clean up messes straightaway and if you learn how to clean dog poop out of the carpet now, you’ll be able to act quickly when the time comes.
First, you have to remove the poop. You have a few options for this step. You could use rubber gloves, paper towels, a dustpan, or a plastic bag. Just be sure that you don’t touch the excrement with your bare skin and afterward, no matter what, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Next, use a stain remover. This should be a pre-wash laundry stain product and it ought to say “oxi” on the bottle (OxiClean, Oxi-Action, etc.). Or if you’d rather, you can buy a product specifically made for pet stains. All of these products should be obtainable at grocery stores, pet stores, and retail stores like Target and Walmart. Follow the directions on the bottle and apply to the carpet.
Then, prepare a bucket of cold and soapy water. Dunk a cloth into the water and scrub the stain. Alternate between the stain remover and soapy water to clean the carpet fibers thoroughly. Be sure to rinse out the cloth a few times so that you’re not rubbing the excrement back into the carpet.
Now that the stain is gone, use a cloth or paper towel to absorb the liquid from the carpet. Press with your hand or push down with your foot. Repeat until the carpet is only a little damp.
Then, to finish up, make a solution of 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water. Pour onto the carpet and blot back up. Then, sprinkle on baking soda, completely covering the area and making sure the powder seeps down into the carpet fibers. Let the product sit overnight and vacuum up in the morning. This step will ensure that your carpet is odor-free.
That’s it! You’ve learned how to clean dog poop out of carpet. With a few simple products and a little elbow grease, your carpet will be as good as new!