"Potty outside" are two words you definitely want your pooch to remember. But even in the great outdoors, urine reeks on any surface unless it's washed away. So clean up the smell ASAP, or your pup will return to the same spot like a perfume addict at a fragrance counter.
Flush grassy areas immediately after your pooch tinkles by hosing off with plenty of fresh water. Diluting urine with water minimizes the concentration of eau de pee. It also helps keep your grass from looking like you've straight-up poisoned it.
Rinse concrete with a hot water. Mix an old-school solution of soap and water, then scour the area with a scrub brush. Lather, rinse and repeat, if necessary.
Disinfect concrete with a dilute solution of bleach -- approximately one half cup of bleach to a gallon of water. Let it stand for approximately 10 minutes, then flush with plenty of hot water.
- Avoid using products with ammonia.
Elle Smith has been an advertising professional for more than 25 years. Her work for ABC, CBS and Sony Pictures Television has appeared on radio, on air, in print and outdoors. In addition, Smith has more than 20 years experience in marketing, graphic arts, commercial photography and print production, and is a licensed real estate agent with property management certification in California.