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Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


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Four Tips For When Your Dog Has An Accident On Your Carpet

Catherine Edwards

Having a dog, especially a new puppy, means you are probably going to have to deal with accidents at some point in the house, but even worse, on the carpet. While it's easier to clean an accident on hard flooring, such as tile and wood, it's a lot more challenging when it happens on the carpet. Here are four carpet cleaning tips for handling this situation:

  1. Take Proper Action: When you catch your dog having an accident, the best way to help prevent it in the future is to immediately pick your dog up and take them outside or wherever the designated potty space for your dog may be. This is important to ensure that your dog starts to understand where they are supposed to go. Don't be harsh or cruel during this process, which will only make your dog attempt to be more sneaky while using the bathroom, which means you are going to probably come across pee stains in the corner at some point. 
  2. Clean Up Immediately: You don't want to let pee have time to soak into the carpet. Instead, you need to take action right away. The best way to do this is to blot the area with a paper towel to soak up as much of the pee as possible. 
  3. Get to the Root of the Problem: Of course, just because you have soaked up as much pee as possible, you want to get to the root of the problem since some of the pee and odor will be trapped underneath the surface. This can sometimes leave a subtle stain, as well. To fix this, you will want to hire professional carpet cleaners who have the proper equipment and tools to remove enough of the bacteria to get rid of the smell and stain. 
  4. Figure Out How to Stop it Altogether: If your dog is having more than one or two occasional accidents in the house, there could be another problem, such as stress and anxiety. The best way to figure this out is to keep track of your dog's behavior and talk about it with your vet. In some cases, medication is necessary to help your dog become calm if they suffer from high stress and anxiety. 

When you consider these four tips, you can be sure that you handle the situation of your dog having an accident on the carpet properly so that your carpet does not end up having rough, set in stains that are difficult to clean later on.