STEP 3 to Dog Door Bell Training is to associate the bells with potty time, not play time. It is the follow on from the earlier – you guessed it – STEP 2 to Dog Door Bell Training.
In this step, we want to make sure your dog isn’t trying to pull one over on you. If you let them, they will ring the bell just to go outside and play.
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It is really healthy for your dog to get outside to run around, workout their nose, and roll in the grass. But, most owners don’t have the time to hang out outside all day long with their dogs, even though they may really want to!
Because you don’t want to be interrupted for a false alarm, it is important that you follow through with this step. You should do this step even if you think your dog has got it in the bag.
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STEP 3 to Dog Door Bell Training – Key Terms:
PRAISE = Saying “Good Girl/Boy!” and petting dog. (Show them some love!)
REWARD = Giving your dog a small treat or kibble as a reward.
Rewarding the Positive Behavior and Reversing the Negative
By now, your dog should already be ringing the doorbells by themselves whenever they have to go potty or want to go outside.
What you’ll want to do here is make sure you PRAISE and REWARD your dog when they ring the bell and go outside to do their business, but that you take them inside and DO NOT PRAISE or REWARD your dog if they ring the bell to go outside and play.
The best way to do this is to wait until your dog rings the bell. Take them directly to the place that you want them to go potty. Give them as much time as you normally would and if they go, PRAISE and REWARD them then take them inside.
If your dog goes over their normal time limit, take them inside and DO NOT PRAISE or REWARD them. Although you want to discourage your dog from ringing the bells to go outside and play, you need to be sure you give them a sufficient amount of time to do their business.
It will be counterproductive to this training process if you take them inside too early and they make a mess all over the house that you won’t be happy about. The amount of time you give your dog is up to your discretion, so you really have to know YOUR dog.
There is no recommended amount of time that works universally for all dogs, so you will have to set your own limits for what is acceptable and what isn’t.
STEP 3 to Dog Door Bell Training – Is That It?
At this point, your dog should be fully trained or if not, they should be extremely close. You will want to continue repeating the training discussed in step 3 until you are satisfied with how your dog is using the bells.
For most owners, this is the toughest step, but they will all say that it is easier to take care of it in the beginning rather than have a training tool that does more damage than good!
Once your dog forms a habit out of ringing the doggie doorbell to go outside and play and gets away with it, it will be tough to stop this behavior. Rather than taking two or three weeks tops to set them straight, it could take months of repeating step 3 daily.
If you’re reading this and haven’t yet started the training process, don’t be discouraged! The results that the majority of owners using the Athenas Pets Dog Doorbells have achieved have been extremely successful, quick, and permanent!
Many first-time owners of our dog training bells are finished training within the first couple of days!
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At this time, the Athenas Pets Dog Door Bells are available in a kit which includes: (1) Hanging Dog Doorbells and (1) Downloadable Training Manual. This kit is available in the US and in-stock to BUY NOW.
The Dog Door Bells need to be hung from your door handle or hook near your door. Then, it’s a simple process to train your pup which is fully covered in the eBook.
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 training and fun products in this regard.
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