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Old 09-15-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default please..ring the bell !!!!!!!!!

hello everyone again ! i hope you read the post i made to introduce myself because like i said it is the first time i am using a forum and i am not sure if i do it right !! also you should know that i am now practising on my english so i am sorry if it is difficult to understand what i am saiyng .. lol !!!
so.. i saw a video on youtube really funny :


and after i saw it i bought a ring like that to my little zuzu!!! but she is really efraid of the sound and she doesn't touch it !! anyone who knows how to do it?????
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:21 AM   #2
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Welcome!!! I do not use the bell method but know others on here who do with great success. Your English is very good! This is a wonderful place to visit, share our experiences and thank god for all of the members that have a wealth of knowledge and experience for us as newbies.....I can tell you when I got Cooper I had questions all the time, and still do and I can not express how welcoming and helpful everyone has been. Just wanted to say Hi and welcome to the forums.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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I trained Zeke to use a tap bell like in the video. You could always put a bandaid around the inside to soften the sound. I had Zeke ring it every time he goes out, or I would ring it for him and say ring the bell. It did not take him long to catch on at all. Of course, he rings it every time he want to go out whether he has to go potty or just wants to go out. Zeke is only 7 pounds, by the way.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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Hello. I have also trying to bell train, but have been using the hanging kind of bell. Where can i find this kind of bell? Thnx
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thank you all for the advices and replies !! i really feel i have so many questions i don't know what to do !! i hope in a few days i can give you some advices haha !! well i ring the bell for her every time i open the door but she is afraid of the sound and goes away !!!!! i'll be patient and hope to learn it ..
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Mine are afraid of it too.But I will continue to keep trying it.That video is so cute.I want mine to do it too.I got mine at "Staples" it was under $7.Your English by the way is good.
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This is the way that I trained my German Shepherd and now am training Sasha to use the bell. I have a bird toy bell hanging with a shoe string on my backdoor. I ring the bell (shake the string or touch the bell to make a sound) and give the puppy a treat and say "good girl/boy" about every 2 hours or whatever timing that your puppy usually goes pee/poop. I let the puppy outside to pee/poop and they get another treat after they do their business. It takes about a week of consistancy, but the puppy gets the idea of ringing the bell, treat AND gets to go outside. Sasha is also scared of the bell, but will ring it while running around with her toys by accident and I will give her a treat and bring her out. 8 out of 10 times, she will potty even though it is before the normal 2 hour timing. Note: when bringing puppy out just to play, do not ring the bell. Say something like "Playtime" and go out without ringing the bell, so that the puppy doesn't associate ringing the bell just to go out and play. Good luck.
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hey kayla thank you so mutch that is what i am going to do i will ring my self until she gets use to the sound !! i know the video is so funny when i saw it i knew i had to make zuzu trained to ring the bell !! good luck daylee i will keep trying too .. let me know if you'll make it !!
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Hello. I have also trying to bell train, but have been using the hanging kind of bell. Where can i find this kind of bell? Thnx
Teachers' stores carry them. I'm going to try this kind of bell, too!
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Bailey is a bell ringer!! Just like the video!!

I got the idea from the Houstraining book. It suggested potty training to bells - so I chose a service bell - just like the video. Everyone laughs when "Princess" needs to go out! Its hilarious. I got mine at Office Depot - $5

We trained Bailey to use the bell simultaneous with potty training. Whenever she started to squat in the house, we scooped her up and took her paw to the bell and said "outside". She didn't like it either, at first - but she learned that it was a necessary part of training.

The funny thing is that when we're in a room with no bell, she'll find the springy door stop thing and paw at that when she needs out. She's sooo smart!!
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how old was bailey when she learn it?i wish zuzu will learn ring the bell in the future..i ring the bell myself these days to get meke her use the sound cause at first she was afraid to touch it .. i am sure it's funny when they learn it !! it's really amazing how smart they can be !!
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We introduced the bell to Bailey while potty training - so she was 12 weeks old....
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That's a good idea about putting a bandaid inside to soften the sound. I tried to get Thor to use a service bell, but he was just terrified of the noise. I think he'd rather stay inside all day then hear the ding. I spent weeks teaching him to "touch" the bell, where I'd treat him just for touching the sides, expecting that one day he would accidentally ring the bell, and I'd shower him with praise and treats and go from there. It worked perfectly, except after that one time he rang the bell by accident, he never, ever did it again. If I asked him to Touch the bell, he would crawl up to it and tap the side like it was a nuclear bomb.

I eventually gave up and I use potty pads now. I would love for him to ring a bell, but a lot of dogs also succumb to "bell abuse", and literally will ring the bell every minute, just to get your attention. Thor still pees on his pad way more than necessary in hopes of getting extra treats, so I just don't think he and the bell are meant to be.
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Default Sophie rings her bell!

Sophie is trained to ring the bell to go pottie! Just like others, she was terrified of the sound at first! We were persistent and kept ringing it with her paw every time she ate, and said the words "let's go potty outside"! Sure enough, after about two weeks of making her ring the bell every time she went out to potty, she started ringing it herself! It's funny now, because if you don't come quick enough, she'll ring it 2-3 times and then look around for you!

It really does work, because we even take the bell with us when she comes to the office or on a weekend trip in the RV! Just be persistent, and it works!

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