Our suggested training method is as
Hang Poochie-Bells 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 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.
Don't forget to bring your Poochie-Bells with you while away travelling with pooch away from
home or for the pet-sitter or grandparents- he/she will be looking for his communication tool
while on the road as well.
Little pooch a bit hesitant about the bells? Take your Poochie-bells off of the door and let
him/her sniff them and touch them on the ground. You may also want to put a dab of cream
cheese on them so that he/she knows there is no fear or harm in it for them. Then hang
them back up and start your training.