Are you struggling with a dog that has potty accidents? Do you feel stressed because you don’t know when your dog needs to go potty?
We understand the stress. Let’s help your dog tell you when he needs to go potty and stop house accidents now.
Currently, we are working with a Bernedoodle, Roxie, that lives in near Hiram. Obedience in the house regarding pottying outside was a huge priority to this family.
Their other dog, Gracie already knows how to ring the bell when she needs to go potty so we decided to train this to Roxie too.
You can train your dog to ring a bell too. It is simple. First, get a large sized bell. Attach the bell to the end of a long rope or thick piece of string or ribbon. Make sure the opposite end has a loop so you can hang it on the door knob.
The first step is to get your dog to ring the bell. Hold the string in your hand with the bell dangling downward close to your dog’s nose. When your dog moves toward it or rings it c/t (click and treat).
Keep rewarding approximations of behavior that are either moving toward the bell more and more or ringing the bell louder and louder.
Once your dog grasps ringing the bell. It is time to generalize the ringing to the door. Attach the bell to the the door and re-train with the steps above.
When it is time for potty, encourage your dog to ring the bell. Eventually, your dog will ring the bell on his own.
Now you are ready to go with obedience. Hiram residents will be super impressed.
Johanna Teresi, Hiram Dog Trainer, Four Legged Scholars LLC, Obedience, Hiram