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New Puppy? Tips To Help Keep Puppy Smells Out Of The House

by Vanessa Douglas

House training a new puppy is hard, and keeping your home smelling like it did before the puppy joined the family – that's even harder. Here, you'll find a few tips that'll help you get through the difficult first year of life with a puppy in your home.

Protect the Carpeting

The first thing that is usually ruined when a puppy moves in is the carpeting. Those adorable little creatures just can't help it, but it sure does cause quite the headache. If possible, keep the puppy out of any carpeted areas. When accidents happen, act quickly – the sooner you get to it, the less odor will remain after you clean it up.

Buy a bottle of a carpet cleaning solution meant to clean up animal accidents. These solutions are super easy to use and very effective at removing not only the visible stains, but the odors that hide in the fibers, as well. You'll just absorb as much urine as possible by blotting the area with paper towels. Then, spray the cleaning solution over the area and let it dry. As it dries, the enzymes in the urine that cause the odors are removed.

When you notice the smell getting strong, contact a residential carpet cleaning service to come and clean the floor. Your everyday carpet scrubbing machine will not remove the deep-down odors – in fact, it can actually make things worse. If you apply too much water to the carpeting and it doesn't get sucked up by the machine, the urine can actually spread to surrounding fibers. A professional cleaning gets the deep-down stuff and leaves the carpet fresh and clean.

Crate Train the Puppy

Crate training is a very effective way to housetrain a puppy without everything getting destroyed in the process. Whenever you don't have time to watch the puppy's every move, she should be put in the kennel – then, when you get her out, take her immediately outside on a leash and wait for her to go. The second she finishes, reward her.

The crate is used not only when you're home and busy, but also when you have to go to work or the puppy will be left home alone. This will save your carpeting, furniture, and possibly the wood trim finishing your home.

Don't wait for things to get out of control before you take action. Hopefully, the above tips will help you stay ahead of the game, and in a year, when the puppy is grown, you'll have the relationship you want and a house that doesn't tell the tales of puppy training.