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Train your dog to Ring a Bell!

We have a bell next to our door where Dagwood can ring it anytime he wants to go outside.

Here's how to teach your dog to ring a bell to go outside:

  1. Buy a bell (we use what is actually a bell that is normally hung in a bird's cage)
  2. Install the bell next to your door at your dog's nose height.
  3. Use one of your dogs favorite treats and gently take his nose and brush the bell.....then praise him lots and give him the treat.
  4. Let him outside immediately after he has rung the bell.
  5. Continue as many times as needed for him to ring the bell by himself.
Dagwood (being a border collie which are highly intelligent) took only once to get him started. Now it's really funny to see people's faces that are visiting when Dagwood goes over to the door and rings the bell! It very convenient for people without a yard maybe living in a town home, condo or apartment. Try it with your dog! It's really a great way for your dog to communicate that he needs to go out. Please add any training tips you may have. Thanks!

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  1. Debbie Martin Says: This comment has been removed by the author.
  2. Debbie Martin Says:

    We taught Sydney the same. Told her to ring the bell and moved it with her nose. It only took a couple of days to train her.

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