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    Poochie Bells!

    I don't know if any else uses these, but they are absolutely awesome! Riley caught on to it pretty quick and we've had little to no messes since he got used to it. He rings the bell to go out, we open the door, and ta-da! The only problem is that he will occasionally ring the bell just to go out and play which is fine now that we have a fenced in back yard, but before, it was a hassle. Anyway, I really recommend them to any one that is housetraining. It made our lives so much easier!

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    Re: Poochie Bells!

    How do you get the dog to ring the bells? When the dogs arent in their room, Cinnamon stands by the front door when she wants to go outside. I wish i could teach Red to do this when he has to go potty.
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    Re: Poochie Bells!

    Just to play devil's advocate . . .

    I've had two dogs that were bell-trained. I'd rather poke myself in the eye with a sharp stick than do that again.

    The dogs would ring the bell when they wanted to go out. Hey, cool!

    Then they'd ring it when we sat down to eat. When the phone rang. When we got in the shower. When ANYONE was sitting on the toilet. When the front doorbell rang. When Lassie came on (Sunday evenings.) When Rin-Tin-Tin came on (Saturday mornings.)

    It is very easy to teach a dog to ring a bell. It's MUCH harder to teach them to only ring it when they HAVE to go out.
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    Re: Poochie Bells!

    LOL fun fun
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    Re: Poochie Bells!

    Quote Originally Posted by I_love_my_poopers View Post
    How do you get the dog to ring the bells? When the dogs arent in their room, Cinnamon stands by the front door when she wants to go outside. I wish i could teach Red to do this when he has to go potty.
    For Riley, he learned because it rang every time the door opened & closed. If you really want to draw attention to it, you can ring the bell, open the door and let them out, and then take him back in & repeat till your dogs get the idea.

    RonE isn't completely incorrect, the bell can be a hassle. However, for us it has ended up being more good than bad. It just depends on your situation. If you have a fenced in backyard where you can just open up the door and let them go when they ring it, i HIGHLY suggest it. Or, if you have trouble watching your dog for the signs of needing to pee, it's also a great idea because they have an easy way to communicate to you that they need to go outside.
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