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December 12, 2007

Poochie Bells — 'No more accidents by the door'


In a comment on yesterday's Pet Chime post, Jeannine suggested I look into Poochie Bells (above).

She wrote, "My dog's trained to ring bells when he needs to go out. The bells are called Poochie Bells. He had the idea down within 24 hours of the bells going up."


I've got people on my crack research team who wouldn't twig that quickly.

But I digress.

From the Poochie Bells website:

    Poochie Bells

    The original designer doggie doorbell — ring...ring... I need to go out!

    Give your dog the ability to safely, clearly and effectively communicate with you without whining, barking, waiting or scratching at the door.

    Extra-smooth reinforced bells, snapped and looped safely into place so that they won't be pulled or fall off.

    Heavy-duty durable designer grosgrain ribbon, strategically placed for both small and large breeds.

    Recommended and endorsed by professional trainers and breeders throughout the U.S.

    Specifically designed for both small and large breeds — all dogs can reach the bells.

    Yes! Your dog can ring — easy to train and use quickly — 95% success rate.

    Each Poochie Bell comes with our suggested training method.

    An intelligent, proven, and highly effective training choice.

    Top loop unsnaps to accommodate any door handle type.

    Portable and great for travel or for the dog sitter.

    Your pooch could be ringing just days from now.

    For dogs ages 10 weeks to 20 years.

    No batteries or wires.



From $15.95.

December 12, 2007 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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Actually Jeannine,

I'm more suggesting shock collars for kids than dogs. You are right, it is a bit inhumane for animals...lets just leave it for Jr.

Posted by: clifyt | Dec 12, 2007 5:14:19 PM

P.S. To belabor the point, a good owner who trains their dog should NEVER need to use a shock collar.

Posted by: Jeannine | Dec 12, 2007 4:37:12 PM

Wow...such a wonderful animal lover commented before me! They clearly don't know much about dogs or animal behavior in general.

Poor behavior in dogs is the result of poor training. A well trained dog would never dream of doing the things that person's cat does. Though they've been domesticated for generations upon generations, they're still pack animals that understand when shown who the leader is.

Sure, Baxter rang his Poochie Bells a few times when he just wanted to go outside and play, but he quickly learned that play time doesn't follow bell ringing.

Posted by: Jeannine | Dec 12, 2007 3:58:57 PM

If this works the way my cats deal with getting to the other side of the door, the bell and the dog would be gone within a day.

Jeopardy question of the day: What is the other side of a closed door? Answer: Where the cat NEEDS to be.

Oh mine know how to get my attention when I'm asleep and they didn't get out before it was closing time. First it is the constant rowling. Then the paws to the face. Then knock the change off my nightstand. And then the books on my night stand. And then over to the CD rack...pull one out. And another. And these several...doesn't work, they will fricken jump on top and knock the entire thing down in a crash. It is about this time, I'm picking up the furry b*stard and flinging it against the wall down the hallway and out of my room. For some reason, they find this a win. And 10 minutes later, they are begging to come back in the room. Luckily, I've pulled EVERYTHING out of the hallway because they had a routine that was similar to the last, but in reverse.

A dog does this to me? He is getting punted. I like cats...they aren't needy. Just annoying. Purposefully. So that they can assert their dominance and show the other cats what kind of human tricks they taught us. Dogs? No use for them...they are like children. And I hate kids. I think kids need shock collars just the same as any dog.

Now for cats,I'm ready to take away their dignity so for Christmas, they are all getting Kitty Wigs:


Maybe that will show them who is in charge...

Posted by: clifyt | Dec 12, 2007 11:34:24 AM

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