Doggy stink

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NewHouseFreshStart10 Sun 21-Jul-19 20:05:58

Need help, willing to try anything at the moment!

Our dog is nearly 2, and up until now I've managed to keep the stink in the house pretty much under control. He's a Spaniel and can get quite smelly! He doesn't go on any of the furniture as I knew the smell would bed into it straight away. However, our sofa stinks!! And I think the carpet in front of it (this is where he lays most evenings) is bad also.

I've tried so much, I wash the cushions regularly, I use carpet cleaner sprays, pet odour sprays, carpet fresh, shake n vac but every time I sit down the smell seems to have gotten worse envy

Is there any secret miracle product that gets doggy smell out of upholstery and carpet? Short of me ripping the carpet up and getting rid of the sofa ha!


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BiteyShark Sun 21-Jul-19 20:11:23

No idea. I have hard floors with some rugs but I suspect I have just got nose blind to my spaniel grin.

Have you rented one of those proper carpet cleaners?

NewHouseFreshStart10 Sun 21-Jul-19 20:24:25

I think mine must be one of the stinkiest! Everywhere else in the house is fine it's just the living room sad

I think that's my next option, it's a fairly deep carpet so I think what I'm using might be masking it temporarily rather than actually getting rid of the smell!

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adaline Sun 21-Jul-19 20:25:44

How often is the dog given a proper wash?

BiteyShark Sun 21-Jul-19 20:27:35

We clip him quite short so maybe that helps with the spaniel smell grin.

He does have a tendency to scoot on the rugs but they are cheap so I plan to throw them out when they start to stink deluding myself that they don't stink already grin

NewHouseFreshStart10 Sun 21-Jul-19 20:28:34

@adaline he has a wash once a month unless we've been on a particularly muddy walk or he's been swimming then will have a quick one as well

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adaline Sun 21-Jul-19 20:31:22

Ah okay.

We use LOTS of blankets and throws and they get washed once a week on a sixty degree wash - leave them any longer than that and they do start to get a bit smelly and horrible!


NewHouseFreshStart10 Sun 21-Jul-19 20:34:22

@adaline that's a good idea! I think I will hire the carpet cleaner and give it all a good, deep clean then use blankets where he lays so it hopefully doesn't embed in the carpet!

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thetwinkles Sun 21-Jul-19 20:44:47

Just warning you re the carpet cleaner. We hired one and it made the smell even worse! Wet dog smell for weeks confused

It's supposed to be mega hot on Wednesday, do it then so it dries quickly x

NotAgainKen Sun 21-Jul-19 21:21:45

We've ended up with a combination of leather sofa + throws + regularly mopped tiled/wooden floors + discreetly deployed Prices's Open Window diffusers + actual open windows + strictly enforced NO ADMISSION UPSTAIRS stairgate. And I still worry that the house smells of dog.

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