Dog smell on couches

krycek1984October 1, 2010

So, my Mom came over a couple days ago for a birthday party I had for my partner. She said that my couches kinda smelled like our dogs, same with my sister.

We have two beagles and a foxhound so they are naturally a little more "smelly" than other dogs.

We will, in the future, try to lay blankets on the couches so that they don't stink up the furniture but,

how do I clean the furniture so that it doesn't smell anymore? I was thinking maybe vacuuming them, then sprinkling baking soda on it, and then vacuuming again. Or getting special upholstery/carpet deoderiser stuff from the pet store and sprinkling it on.

What are your thoughts? Any ideas? I don't want smelly furniture in my family room!

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In the future, use a sheet to cover the furniture. It's probably impossible to keep dogs off the furniture once they've got in the habit of jumping up on it. You can remove the sheets when company comes over. Works for me. I had a terrible shedding dog (mutt) once.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 8:34AM
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I would do what you are planning to do - vacuum to remove the fur, then apply something that might help absorb the oil from their fur, then vacuum again.

I use throw covers on my sofas to keep them clean. They are heavier than sheets, and provide more protection when a wet dog gets on the sofa. The fabric is also slightly nicer looking than sheets.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 8:47AM
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Get yourself a bottle of Natures Miracle at a pet store, this stuff is amazing :>) Spray it all over the couch and let it dry and all odors will be gone. I've used this stuff for years.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 9:13AM
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