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Hi all!

Our almost 4 month old Aussie is doing so well with potty training! She goes to the back door to be let out to potty and poo. We are generally really good about being aware of her most of the time but I would like her to whine or bark or something if we happen to not see her right away. Is there a way to accomplish this or will she just figure it out once she is completely potty trained for a while and has to wait?

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After about 6 - 10 mos, I would expect her to have better bowel control, and to come stare at you or bark/whine when she has to go out.

My dog would go to the back door [and when I didn't come], then he would come to the hallway and whine, then come to the doorway of the room where someone is and whine, then come stare and bark... He learned this on his own, and he also does this when he has to throw up. I have a contract with him... no matter what I'm doing, if he whines, I will stop and let him out... He's never had an accident.

On the other hand, my brother hangs jingle bells on the back door, shakes them, and says 'out' or 'potty', every time he takes the dog out. IN a couple of weeks, the dog learned to jingle the bells.
 

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Thank you! I was hoping it was something she'd eventually do on her own. We shall see! :)
 

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Get some bells, hang them on the door and teach her to nose or paw at them, then when she does, open the door and go outside. Bells are a fantastic tool to help her communicate with you the desire to go out.
 
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