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Mikki - I like your idea!



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We bell trained our 9 year old Hav when we got him (apparently you can teach old dogs new tricks). We basically just did what others have said and rang the bells ourselves whenever we put him out; lifted his paw to ring them and gave a treat etc. It didn’t take too long. He doesn’t ring it exclusively...but it’s one of the ways he tells us when he needs to go out, and I think it’s so cute when he does! And he has never taken advantage of it...only rings it to go outside!
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We need a “haha!” button. Hav is pretty smart!
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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.
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Wow Bobby and Chila! I love hearing success stories. I gotta get going on getting my bell hung. Willow is like Buddy - just sits there by the door. If I can't see her, I never know! Hoping the bell will solve that problem. I think it will. I really appreciate all the responses. I better get going on the bell. Might have to get a drill charged in order to get a hook under the counter.



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We bell trained Toby by saying potty, ringing the bell, opening the door and letting him out. He learned in a few days to ring the bell. Later however,
he started ringing the bell when he wanted to eat and when he wanted to play. It's quite the attention getter.
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My Dog does not tell us when he is outside the crate or play pen that he has to go but when inside the crate or play pen he barks to be taken out. How do I train him to let us know when he has to go when he outside his confinement even on a leash.
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My Dog does not tell us when he is outside the crate or play pen that he has to go but when inside the crate or play pen he barks to be taken out. How do I train him to let us know when he has to go when he outside his confinement even on a leash.
I would guess start slowly increasing his confinement area? I know some dogs don’t ever really alert that they need to go. It helps me to think of every area outside of my puppy’s expen as untrained areas, and he has to be trained in each area in order to generalize the training. I could see this concept clearly because we have been remodeling portions of our house one room/project at a time since we brought our puppy home. As I moved to a new room and set up his expen in it for the next few weeks or months, i could see that he never, ever had accidents in those rooms, and he would start to cry and get antsy if he needed to go and I lost track of time.
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Wow Bobby and Chila! I love hearing success stories. I gotta get going on getting my bell hung. Willow is like Buddy - just sits there by the door. If I can't see her, I never know! Hoping the bell will solve that problem. I think it will. I really appreciate all the responses. I better get going on the bell. Might have to get a drill charged in order to get a hook under the counter.
How did your bell training go?
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