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I'm glad we didn't try the bells as I've heard of dogs who just ring them to get attention. Whenever DH and I are watching a little too much TV, Shama is a little minx who scratches at the sliding glass door (the only exit to the deck and down the stairs to the back yard where she potties) so that we come and open it for her, then she takes a little whiff of the outside air and backs away. We want to reinforce that scratching to signal she wants to go outside is good, so we open the door to let her go out, but it's kind of annoying when it's just, "Psyche! Made you tear yourself away from the TV! I don't really have to go out!" DH and I are very well trained.