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I saw these online and, as Ryley's started banging the cat flap to let us know he wants to go out I thought I might try them.

Sometimes the internal door's closed and he can't get to the cat flap to make a noise and he doesn't bark or whine to be let out, so.................. urgh :D

Says you can train them to 'ring the bell' for a wee from 10 weeks old upwards. I'll keep you posted and let you know!
 

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I have been using the bell since lady was about 6 months...it is great! and so handy....you can bring it to other peoples homes too so that she can still let you know when she needs to leave.
 

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Hi Amanda - that's what I'm hoping for! I'm off on hols and not taking Ryley so the bells will certainly help where he'll be staying (not kennels).

Have done a quick search on the website and can now see bells have been mentioned before!
 

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We have bells for Max too! If we are in a closed room where there are no bells he comes ove and nudges me with his nose, then looks at me expectantly :D :D
 

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We bought a bell from our vet, not a poochie bell though. It's a bell that's supposed to go in a bird's cage but at a fraction of the price.

Having second thoughts about using it though as our puppy will be at my Mum's during the day and I don't think it's likely she'll remember!
 

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We have! And they're great, I think they're worth the money. Kipper learnt very quickly that ringing the bells meant the door got opened. The only trouble is she's in and out all the time- so we've just put a dog flap in! (just for when we're in but busy with something else!!)

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I've made my own version and am trying to train Maggie to use it as she isn't a very vocal dog. Goes wks at a time without a peep. However they have been up for three wks and she hasn't rung once, so not sure if it's gonna work. :-( would be great if it did. Emma x
 

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We bought a bell from our vet, not a poochie bell though. It's a bell that's supposed to go in a bird's cage but at a fraction of the price.
Hi Turi,

I thought about getting 'any old bell' but the poochie bells are supposed to be extra tough/reasonably dog proof whereas a budgie bell may get swallowed or dismantled easily? :eek:

Mine was only £11 incl.posting so pretty reasonable really x
 

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I've made my own version and am trying to train Maggie to use it as she isn't a very vocal dog. Goes wks at a time without a peep. However they have been up for three wks and she hasn't rung once, so not sure if it's gonna work. :-( would be great if it did. Emma x
They're worth a try aren't they? Good luck!
 

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Hi,
We have! And they're great, I think they're worth the money. Kipper learnt very quickly that ringing the bells meant the door got opened. The only trouble is she's in and out all the time- so we've just put a dog flap in! (just for when we're in but busy with something else!!)

Pip X
I'd love the dog flap really but I paid a small fortune about 18 months ago to have a cat flap put in a large double glazed pane (no wood doors or small panes available).
Naturally the cat flap's already too small for Ryley to use - think he's going to be a big poo!
 

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I have Poochie Bells ... recently ordered but I haven't started using them yet .. tut tut tut JoJo :S
JoJo

I was just wondering about these bells and on searching the forum I found this. Have you started using them and, if so, how are you finding them? It seems like such a good idea to me, but I worry that Gisgo will ring the bells any time he feels like a wander in the garden for leaf chasing, squirrel watching etc. Not sure if he will be able to just use it when he needs to go for proper business! The door we use for going out is glass and he loves to sit there watching things in the garden, or just basking in the sun today....so its not always easy to tell when it changes from "how lovely the garden looks and the squirrels are playing" to "I need a wee......now!!!".....I have a hope that he might ring the bell on such an occaision. :)

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I use the bells all of the time.
at first to get them used to the bell, you take them out every time they ring the bell, even if it is for squirll chasing, but go out with him, see if he goes for wee if not bring him back in.
you will learn his scheduel, Lady has a scheduel down to a 10 minute window I know when she will need to go out and which buisness she will need to do.
 

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Poochie bells

I just got my poochie bells in the mail yesterday! Sami is almost 16 weeks old so I thought I would give them a try. He will only have accidents when we miss a turn taking him out. Have been trying to figure out a way for him to alert us he needs to go and hope this will work. He loves noisy toys, his favorite is an empty plastic water bottle . . very noisy, so I dont know if this will be a detriment or advantage as they say pups should not be allowed to play with this as a toy. We get our backyard fence up Saturday, so may start the bells then as we can allow him to be off lease then . . please let me know how your puppies are doing with this and any tips I may need!
 

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I've got the poochie bells although we are nowhere near getting Dexter to use them. They were quite long so I did a bit of DIY and now have 2 separate bells - one for front room & one in kitchen ;)

Now the trick is to get him to use them rather than poop on the floor !
 

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Dont give up on Dexter, Lady Amanda just gave a Great Tip! Touch his nose or paw, then immediatly go out! I noticed they look a little long for our door, will try to shorten the length also, great tip, thanks!!
 
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