Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern North Carolina
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My story on the bells....since the boys are older. When Dexter rings the bells, he means business. When Jack rings the bells.....hmmmmmmmm......he just wants to either go outside, get a cat, bark at something, pee, poo, smell something dead and roll in it.
I have been making him "Wait" then I see how persistent he is.....If I can tell him "Down" and he goes down, lots of times he forgets he wanted to go outside. If he rings the bells within 5 - 10 seconds of the first ring, he usually means business....but, when outside, he has to smell everything first, then at the last minute he will do his business. If I had a doggy door, I think Jack would want to stay outside all the time.
In the very beginning of training your dog with the bells, you are getting up to go outside a lot!
Another thing that Jack does, he paces quickly, means take me outside now or it goes down in the kitchen.
The look in their eyes can tell you they need to potty. This one takes lots of practice to learn.
Dexter & Jack
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