Please share your training process for this! This is great!
Those bells backfired on me twice, with my last two pups. Both pups were winter pups. Both got the concept that ringing the bell got them outside. Both learned quickly that when the water was up for the night they could ring the bell and I would let them out, where they went and ate snow. Of course you never know if they really have to go, so if they ring it they go out. They figured this out quickly. I still have the bells up and they still get used, now that they are older it's for when the have to go to the bathroom for real.
All of mine use the bells, even the older ones that never had any training, so I think yours will eventually use them. My older GSD just realized that his nose can open lots of stuff, so now no gate can stay shut and he has been ringing the bells all week. I think he likes the noise.Too funny they are smart. He has been good about not abusing it yet... I am suprised my other adult dogs which I didn't train on bells have not caught on yet.....
Here is the video for those that were interested. I think it's deceiveing it looks easy..
LoL..... like la la la here is how you do it puppy....then la la la the puppy gets it...
Uh no try weeks of cursing under your breath while touching his paws on bells and having puppy, hubby and kids look at you crazy... then one day bang bells be riNing and you walk around like the master dog trainer while your familk gushes you with praise. Then reality hits and it's momy what's for dinner, hunky where's my work shirt.
..sigh... lights and glory atleast for 5 minutes.