One way to know if they need to go out

By accident I discovered way to tell if the dogs need to go outside. I've heard of using a door jam bell, but what about a talking rock? We got the kids a cheap motion sensing talking rock for Halloween – one of those $5 grocery store items. They love it. Well they left it beside the back door this morning and later today I heard it going off. I look by the door and one of the dogs needs to go out. You know, it may be worth trying out!

Too funny! We had a similar thing happen with a "spy" toy that you could make a recording on and then switch it to motion sensor and it would go off it anyone passed by. I don't think that was expensive either…
We realized that Nala was going near the door when it kept repeating my daughter's recording. Good idea!

That is really fun! I love that idea!

My neighbor keeps a strand of bells on her kitchen door and sure enough, my little guy caught on after visiting and spending time there he could get attention if he pulled on the bells. Her doggy is a nice gentle lab/shep/retriever mix and now employs that action when he wants outside! I thought it was great they have a way of sharing communication and getting attention!

We have trained our girls to ring the bells for potty. Everyone does great at it EXCEPT for little Mary lololol. She still has not decided to hop on board yet. :rolleyes: We just take her out with everyone else when they need to go. Hopefully she will start eventually….Thats how she has been with everything it seems...one day, the switch will click on. Until that day she is on STUBBORN 😕 !! We even train our fosters to "ring the bells" & most pick up in just a few day. New "parents", normally LOVE it! Here is a link to some bell styles & training instructions.....I was crafty & made my own. 😃
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http://www.poochie-pets.net/

@sloigo:

We have trained our girls to ring the bells for potty. Everyone does great at it EXCEPT for little Mary lololol. She still has not decided to hop on board yet. :rolleyes: We just take her out with everyone else when they need to go. Hopefully she will start eventually….Thats how she has been with everything it seems...one day, the switch will click on. Until that day she is on STUBBORN 😕 !! We even train our fosters to "ring the bells" & most pick up in just a few day. New "parents", normally LOVE it! Here is a link to some bell styles & training instructions.....I was crafty & made my own. 😃
(I am not associated with this group or person)

http://www.poochie-pets.net/

Thank you for the link, I like that idea!

I have a string of 6 sleigh bells hanging by the kitchen door. It is pleasing and very useful sound. I can tell the urgency of the request by how loud and how long the bells ring.

My brat B would chew the line holding the bells and play with the bells. I would come home to bells all over the floor. So I went to a fish bait and tackle store, picked up some wire fishing leader and crimps.
Bells are still used but haven't been down on the floor since.

Now if I can just get the darn dog to stop lying about signaling to go potty when actually he just wants to go out and sniff… 🙂

Ahhhhh!! the Basenji sense of humour!!!

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