Dog poop can be embarrassing because it is not only hard to get dog poop off shoes, but it also smells, and after spending a lot of time and energy trying to remove poop, you find out that some poop remains.
You also have to clean up your dog’s poops every time, and it can be extremely stressful when he poops in your home.
Yes, no dog owner likes that!
The worst part is, it smells a lot, so even after cleaning, that awful smell can not seem to get out. So would you throw your shoes away?
Keep reading to discover the best ways how to clean dog poop off your shoes.
How to Get Dog Poop Off Shoes
So whenever you mistakenly step your foot on any canine pile of waste, you can use any of the methods below to get rid of your shoes.
1. Use WD-40
WD-40 is just great. Apart from using this popular multi-purpose lubricant to fix hinges, prevent rust, and be used as a cleaning solvent, it can also be used to remove dog poop from your shoes.
All you need to do is wipe off as much poop as you can with a tissue or paper towels, then spray WD-40 on the affected area, allow it to soak for a while, or clean it out with a toothbrush, or cleaning brush, then your shoes are good to go.
This is a good option for the sneakers’ soles.
2. Freeze your shoes
Yes, putting your stained shoes in the freezer helps.
Although many people are not comfortable with this method because they think it is not hygienic to put shoes, especially shoes like that, in a freezer where good is also kept.
However, this method has been proven to remove dog poop easily with minimal stress.
Place the affected shoes into a plastic bag and ensure that it is fully sealed so that bacteria do not escape.
If the bag is not well sealed, it might lead to contamination of your freezer.
Proceed to place them in a freezer till they are from enough, remove the shoes and quickly take out the poop with a stick or any object you are not using.
The poop will come off easily because it is hard and not mushy.
Alternatively, you can apply a cold compress or ice blocks to the shoes to freeze the poop. It might not be as effective as a freezer, but it would surely make the job easier for you.
In winter, you can also leave shoes outside until they are frozen, then remove the frozen pieces of poop.
3. Blast it off with a jet of water
This method is great for people who do not want to have any contact with poop.
Running your shoes underwater could help to remove part of the poop, but blasting it with a jet of water can help you remove a lot more.
For this, you could make use of a water hose or tap, or if you prefer indoors, a shower or mop sink (should be properly disinfected after use).
Make sure the pressure of water coming out is high so that it can work effectively. Run the affected part for a minute or two under the jet and watch the poop go away easily.
If you still find traces of poop, you can use an old toothbrush to remove any residue and eliminate the smell with ground coffee
4. Approach a golf course
This may seem like a cheesy trick
But it can come in handy when you are rushing to catch a meeting or date and cannot take out the poop immediately.
Golf courses usually have shoe cleaners that use compressed air to take out dirt from golfer shoes. This can also take out poop easily, leaving your shoe poop-free in minutes.
5. Drying your shoes in the sun
Now, if it is not winter, or you are not comfortable with the idea of putting your shoes in a freezer, another way you can remove dog poop is by simply allowing your shoes to dry out in the sun.
This will help the poop to cake on the shoes, exactly the same way the ice works but it’s even better because it will reduce the smell before you are ready to remove the poop out.
Allow the shoes to have enough time in the sun, with the affected part facing the sun.
If the soles are flexible, a simple bend will get most of the poop out.