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The Bells Are Ringing

Coco is potty trained.  At 7 months she’s gotten the concept down.  However in the evenings down time is still a hard concept to grasp. Sometimes she just doesn’t understand everyone is done playing for the evening and it’s time to settle down.  She get’s it after a while, but she’s really a live wire.

door bells 12-13-2008 10-00-46 AM - Copy

One of her little things is she seems to get bored, so she fills up on water and then wants to go out 20 times in an evening.  We have been pulling up the water around 7pm, but there is still the problem of the cue.  Since our TV room does not have a good view of the back door, when she has an accident it’s in front of the door.  We think this playing or getting a toy, but whoops… right in front.  Progress really, but to help her give us a cue, we decided to try bell training her.

moved the bells to the window 12-13-2008 10-14-31 AM

First we hung the bell on the door, but there is lot of commotion by the door as the cats like to look out, so then we decided to hang it on the window ledge right next to the door where she could reach it.  Early signs predict success.

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  • Our daughter has done bell training with her puppy and has had really positive results. Our poodle mix rings made the connection of bell and out so quickly that he rang the bell about 100 times a day just to be able to go out and play. A nice, gentle “woof” is much less annoying than constant bell ringing. 🙂 Hope it works out well for you.

  • I know quite a few people who have had success with the bells. We never manged to teach Lira to use them, but we did learn her signal after a few weeks (plus, since she isn’t a puppy, she doesn’t really have a problem holding it until we let her out).

    Good luck!

  • COMMENTS (2)

    1. Julie 14 December - 2008

      I know quite a few people who have had success with the bells. We never manged to teach Lira to use them, but we did learn her signal after a few weeks (plus, since she isn’t a puppy, she doesn’t really have a problem holding it until we let her out).

      Good luck!

    2. Holly 14 December - 2008

      Our daughter has done bell training with her puppy and has had really positive results. Our poodle mix rings made the connection of bell and out so quickly that he rang the bell about 100 times a day just to be able to go out and play. A nice, gentle “woof” is much less annoying than constant bell ringing. 🙂 Hope it works out well for you.