Potty training is perhaps the most crucial of training for a puppy. Having a puppy ring a bell to alert you when it is time to go outside is great because you don’t have to remain in view of the dog at all times.
What You Will Need:
- A string of bells (that you can find at your local pet supply store, craft store, or even your local Wal-Mart)
- A Clicker
- Great Treats
- Your Dog
Before You Start Training:
First you must get your dog or puppy use to the sound of the bell.
For a few days or weeks I help my dogs adjust to the sound of the bell by attaching it to the doorknob of the door we go out.
This helps alleviate any fears associated with the noise of the bell, but it will not teach your dog to ring it!
Some people think by simply attaching the bell to the door and the fact that your puppy or dog hears the sound means he knows what to do with the bell; but he doesn’t!
Here’s how to teach your dog or puppy to ring a bell in order to help with potty training.