Hi all. I have potty training question. I know, I know, another one, but didn't see my question here, so maybe someone can help me. My puppy is 5 1/2 months old. He is a shelter puppy so I don't know the breed. However he is already 25 lbs so he's not a little guy. Since we brought him home at 10 weeks we have crated him at night, tried to take him out every hour, and taught him to use the bells on our door. Here's the problem: When I go to the door to take him out(we don't have a yard, so he actually goes out every time on a leash) he will run over and ring the bells. I praise him and take him out. If he goes outside he gets praise and a treat. The problem is if he needs to go in between the times I take him, he WILL NOT ring the bells. He just finds somewhere to go and goes. I am confused as to why he knows the bells mean go outside but will not ring them unless I'm standing by the door??!! He's getting to be big and the messes aren't so little anymore. I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do from here. He obviously gets the concept so how do I get him to quit going on the floor? Any help would be appreciated.