Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 11 Posts
First, she is adorable!!! Just adorable!
We do the bells here and the best way is to spend some time each day teaching her, you sit on the outside of the door, maybe leave it cracked a wee bit if isn't glass/sliding (ours is) and hold a juicy, yummy treat and reward her and let her out when she knocks the bells, you could do it from the inside, but I found sitting on the outside of the door worked better when I was training Gucci. She just bats it with her nose/head/body.
One thing, once she catches on you MUST open the door every time she rings it and you will likely ask yourself *why*, as you are up every 10 minutes, just think of it as exercise and know that the novelty of it WILL wear off. I had about 3 days of her ringing the bell constantly and then it just stopped and now she mostly rings it to potty.
Congrats on your new baby!