Athenas Pets Dog Potty Training Guide covers:
- Overview of Dog Training Bells for Door
- The Athenas Pets Dog Doorbells Training Method
- Final Thoughts
- Frequently Asked Questions
Dog Doorbells are a simple device of several bells attached to a strap which you hang from your doorknob. They are made with snaps and can be quickly adjusted to fit any size door or handle type.
Your goal is to teach your dog to ring the doggie doorbell when they need to go outside for a potty. It will take a little time and effort combined with some patience and consistency. But you will get it mastered and have a happier household for both you and your dog in no time at all.
- Easy House Training Bells
- Includes Training eBook
- Fits All Doors
- High Quality Materials and Bells
Familiarize your Dog to the Dog Bells:
First, get your dog comfortable with the doorbells. Let them sniff at the bells. Wiggle the bells a little. Encourage your dog to touch them with their paw or snout. When they do, praise them thoroughly to let them know they did the right thing.
Rubbing their favorite treat on the doorbells or strap will entice even the most dispassionate dog to take sniff. Don’t put too much on the doorbells, since the idea is to get them interested without thinking it’s a play toy to be chewed.
Next, show them they can make noise by touching the bells. Once you get to that point it is time to put the dog doorbells in the right place and get them to associate the bells with potty time.
A key point here is the dog doorbells are for dog potty training, not just to touch to make noise. As you move to the next step, make sure you don’t reward your dog for touching the bells if it is not to go outside for potty time.
Dog Potty Training – Where the Rubber meets the Road:
Now, you’ve gotten your dog comfortable with the doorbells. You’ve hung the doorbells on a door which is used to go outside to potty. What’s next?
Your objective is to stand next to the door and have them touch the bells before leaving for potty time. You may need to wait a while you encourage them to touch the bells.
But, don’t go over 5 to 10 minutes without taking your dog out. If they don’t get it right the first time, try, try again. There will be many opportunities for you to practice this with your dog. Patience and consistency pay off with time.
Soon, your dog will understand the ring signifies going outside and potty time. They will then ring when they need to go out.
If interested, Our Potty Training Doorbells are available on our site or on Amazon.
Best of luck to you and your dog. At Athenas Pets, we’re always thinking of ways to make the human and pet experience better. We offer a number of dog house training and other products in this regard.
Please let us know how you like our Dog Training Products and tell us more about your experience.