Dog Potty Training with PoochieBells®
Since PoochieBells is a communication tool, any age or breed of dog can learn this behavior quickly.
Step 1: Introduce
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.
Step 2: Associate and Be Clear
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.
Step 3: Praise and Repeat
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.
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