Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tryon, NC
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How appropriate a subject! I just purchased a bell for Bobby and Buddy. They are six and seven years old, so I’m attempting to teach ‘old dogs a new trick!! Really the bell is for Buddy as he silently sits by the door when he needs to go out. Odd that otherwise Buddy is my barker. Bobby is my cool dude, only barking when necessary. However, Bobby has always ‘arf, arfed’ to go out. I am using the human stating ‘outside!’ Lifting the hav’s paw and ring the bell, ‘outside! Hurry up!’ And open the door......method. I did this for about 3 days, then I took a very small treat and balanced it on the bell when Buddy was sitting by the door- of course, to get the treat, the bell will ring, then I act all excited and say ‘outside, hurry up, Good boy!! Well, I was shocked yesterday that Buddy rang the bell, on his own - Twice!!I wanted to post a photo of our bell - not sure how from my iPad.