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How to keep dog poop from smelling up garage – Tips from a dog owner

Everything about having a pet is fulfilling except one – poop.

Dogs are among the best creatures ever and truly our best friends. They help us emotionally and physically and have a lasting impact on our lives. In return for their unconditional love for us, they ask just one thing – care. And this includes cleaning after them. In this case, they can certainly be likened to babies. They can’t do it themselves. So unless you have a burial spot in the garden for them, you will have to pick up their poop and discard it. 

Most of us drop the poop bags in the trash in the garage. We clear it regularly, usually once a week. But a week’s accumulation can build up an assaulting stench in the garage. The obvious antidote to this would be to discard the trash every day. But that is not really practical. Thankfully, this is not the only solution. We have come up with a list of things you can do instead. Let’s start.

How to keep dog poop from smelling up garage

Depending on your preferences and convenience, you can choose to follow any of the below. We have tried them and can vouch for each of them as substantial methods to discard dog poop and keep the smell at bay. 

1. Use a good trash can

dog poop trash canSince you are used to discarding dog poop in a trash can, we will start by helping you modify this way. All you have to do is to change your trash can. Buy a steel one with a tight lid. After every use, make sure you place the lid back firmly. When you finally empty it, you will have to stand the stench all at once, but that’s only for a minute or so. You can avoid that as well with a mask. 

2. Flush it down

Just like human poop, you can flush the dog poop down. It is the simplest, most effective technique, in our opinion. To do this, you should make it a habit to collect the poop in paper towels and not plastic bags. In fact, the market has flushable paper bags that you can buy.

Here, we must let you know that a few states do not encourage this method and have norms against flushing dog poop. Make sure you check the regulations before doing this, thus. Also, do not flush plastic. It can cause clogging and a whole world of problems, along with having a major impact on the environment. 

3. Use the ultimate home remedy – baking soda!

baking sodaBaking soda is a popular remedy for many home difficulties, and it works wonders as a deodorizer as well. You simply need to sprinkle some of it in the trash can, and it will neutralize the smell. A garbage liner will help you make the cleaning process easy. So make sure you use that as well. 

If you are not a fan of this method, you can use a cat litter deodorizer instead. It works just as well with dog poop. Remember to buy a natural product that is environment-friendly.

4. Use a diaper genie

Didn’t we say dogs were like babies in some aspects? So why not repurpose a diaper genie for them. The idea behind this is to have a separate disposal unit for dog poop so that you don’t have to bear the smell every time you want to use the trash can. A diaper genie will help you in this regard. Alternatively, you can buy a pet genie from the market that as been designed specifically for this purpose.

The wrong way to get rid of dog smell in the garage

We couldn’t help but add a few extra pointers to our article because we have seen many dog owners make mistakes. Please be mindful and bear the following in mind:

  1. Don’t be an irresponsible citizen. If your dog poops during his walk, pick it up.
  2. Don’t use the dog poop as compost or as a fertilizer.
  3. Don’t throw the poop in someone else’s trash can. (Believe us, we have seen this happen.)
  4. Don’t discard it in your backyard and forget about it. If you do, a fly infestation will soon welcome you.

Removing dog poop and keeping the garage from turning into a stench garden is easy. You just have to be responsible. We hope this article helps you in that regard and ensures that your garage is smell-free! We personally follow the flushing method because it is quick and easy, but it is totally okay if you choose any of the other methods. They are all reliable. 

If you have any other questions or suggestions on this topic, please feel free to write to us or connect through comments.

Tonya G. Hubbs

Hi, I am Tonya Hubbs. I am a postgraduate in zoology and have a keen interest in animal welfare. Being a mommy to two dogs, Salt and Pepper, have helped me to know about pet care in depth. I write blogs on dogs, cats and other pets to share my knowledge of years with the people. When not writing, you will find me playing with my pets and learning piano.

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