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Old 11-10-2013, 02:19 AM

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Has anyone tried potty bells? Any success?
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I use poochie bells and I love them, plus they come in a lot of great colors, and you can take them with you if you go somewhere so even in new places the dogs will always know how to ask to go out. All my dogs took to them quickly. I have not housetrained a puppy with them, but switching my adult dogs was easy.
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I did basically what the directions say- PoochieBells® Official training Method | Poochie-Pets

Except that I don't use any words for going out like those directions say. When the dogs went to the door to go at first I just let them out, and because the bells are on the door they rang. After a little bit of this the dogs were already associating the bells with going outside so we moved on to step two. Then when the dogs signaled to go out I encouraged them to put their nose near the bells, when they did that I let them out. Eventually I only let them out if they rang the bells, and that's what they do today.

At the time I had a foster dog that caught on the day I hung the bells, maybe he had seen them before, or maybe he was just into bells, but it literally took him going out twice to ring them. Copley took about 36 hours and Kerri took about 3 days to consistently ring them. She didn't like the bells on her nose so she bats at them with her foot, I think that's what took a little longer.
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Ahahahahaha! That*s such a funny little thing hihihi ! That*s going to be something we will NOT be getting lol...i'm out all day with the spoiled wolf, if he starts ringing bells too i will be put in the mental house lol
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Ahahahahaha! That*s such a funny little thing hihihi ! That*s going to be something we will NOT be getting lol...i'm out all day with the spoiled wolf, if he starts ringing bells too i will be put in the mental house lol
The great thing about the bells is that if I don't want the dogs going outside I just remove them. They are hung on the door so I take them off if they are pestering me about going out for no reason.

My dogs all get long walks every day and spend more time than not outside, in fact on the weekends we barely spend any time inside- I don't really see how that relates to wanting or not wanting potty bells!
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Hihi I was just kidding.. It is a great idea for sure, very smart. Maybe I'll get it just for the trick, he loves learning
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Hihi I was just kidding.. It is a great idea for sure, very smart. Maybe I'll get it just for the trick, he loves learning
My favorite bell trick- just to get off topic here LOL- is dogs that ring those teacher bells, the bell that is a desktop thing with a thing sticking out the top that you press to ring. I hope I am making sense, I think ringing those is so cute!

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