Hang PoochieBells inside the house on a doorknob or hook next to the door your dog exits to go out and leave it there so it is accessible at all times for your dog to ring.
Every time you let your dog out to potty, bring the dog to the bells to sniff, ring them, and state a command such as “Outside, ring your bells!”, praise the dog, then take him/her out to potty. We do not recommend playing with or giving the dog a treat at that time. You want him/her to associate ringing the bells with potty time only.
Throughout conditioning, continue your command, be consistent and praise your dog for their attention and wanted behavior. Consistency is key.
Repeat this training method until your dog begins to ring the bells on their own. Make sure to praise your dog on their newly learned behavior to reinforce the action.
there was a dog that sat by the door. Each day he would wait and wait and hope that his family would recognize he needed to go out. Days passed and little Oscar would return to the door when nature called…and wait. Our PoochieBells® story has a happy ending as eventually, Oscar’s family recognized that he needed a way to alert his family that it was time for a potty break. The introduction of PoochieBells® occurred in 2005… within days, Oscar was ringing his PoochieBells®. No more accidents or frustrated dog and family.