Stop back later today for the Quilt Square Quilt Along….
About four weeks when I was shopping in the pet section I saw that they had a bell that hangs on the door for puppy training. Supposedly if you hang the bells on the door handle of the door that a dog exits to go outside from, the dog can eventually learn to ring the bell to tell their owner that they want to go outside. I was skeptical but the bell was only about $10 so I decided to give it a try. Trust me, I have spent $10 more foolishly.
Ruby has taken to this like MAGIC. The first few times I would take her nose, push the bell with it, then put her outside. After doing that about five times, she did it on her own. Gradually she started doing it more often. She didn’t do it every time, but often. For the last two weeks, she has been really consistent. I was nervous that she would forget how to ring the bell while we were away for the wedding, but she didn’t. Yes she still has a few accidents. Once in a while it’s because I don’t get to the door fast enough after she rang the bell but all it all she is doing amazing.
When we hear the bell, everyone in the house jumps.
I am completely and totally sold on the bells. You can see them hanging from the knob of the door. I told the vet about this when Ruby got her shots last week. The vet said the bells are very effective with dogs. She went on to tell a story about a couple that had a dog. They would hide the bells and the dog would find them and ring them when it wanted to go out. She said the couple even took the bells with along with the dog if they visited friends. The dog would ring them to go outside then too.
I honestly think these PoochieBells Classic Dog Potty Training Doorbell in Bad to the Bone Black and White Wording bells were one of my best investments yet.