Teach A Dog A New Trick

Sometimes we miss the cues when our four-legged friends need to relieve themselves. If that happens, we’re stuck with a mess to clean. To help avoid dog accidents in the home, Cheryl Pederson created PoochieBells, a potty-training system that teaches dogs to ring the bells when they need to be let out. PoochieBells are straps that hang on a doorknob. When your dog wants to get your attention, the bells are right by the door, ready to be nudged with a nose or shaken with a paw. The premise of PoochieBells is based on the idea of conditioned reflexes, made famous by the renowned Russian physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. The goal is to teach your dog to associate the ringing bell sound with a signal to go out, and PoochieBells includes training instructions to help you and your pooch get in the habit. Cheryl wanted to give her dog a tool to communicate, even when the house was noisy and full of activity. Her PoochieBells are simple and well made, with two sets of bells on each strap so both small and large dogs can use it. The pet-safe bells come from a manufacturer in East Hampton, Connecticut, that’s been in the bell business for more than 200 years. Cheryl also offers dog-friendly pewter hooks for mounting near the door, in case you’d rather not hang the bells on a high-traffic door. PoochieBells are a great reminder of just how smart our pets can be. All they need is a tool to help them communicate with us.

PoochieBells

Dog Training Bells

Teach A Dog A New Trick

Sometimes we miss the cues when our four-legged friends need to relieve themselves. If that happens, we’re stuck with a mess to clean. To help avoid dog accidents in the home, Cheryl Pederson created PoochieBells, a potty-training system that teaches dogs to ring the bells when they need to be let out. PoochieBells are straps that hang on a doorknob. When your dog wants to get your attention, the bells are right by the door, ready to be nudged with a nose or shaken with a paw. The premise of PoochieBells is based on the idea of conditioned reflexes, made famous by the renowned Russian physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. The goal is to teach your dog to associate the ringing bell sound with a signal to go out, and PoochieBells includes training instructions to help you and your pooch get in the habit. Cheryl wanted to give her dog a tool to communicate, even when the house was noisy and full of activity. Her PoochieBells are simple and well made, with two sets of bells on each strap so both small and large dogs can use it. The pet-safe bells come from a manufacturer in East Hampton, Connecticut, that’s been in the bell business for more than 200 years. Cheryl also offers dog-friendly pewter hooks for mounting near the door, in case you’d rather not hang the bells on a high-traffic door. PoochieBells are a great reminder of just how smart our pets can be. All they need is a tool to help them communicate with us.
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  • Sally
    Sally

    Hello fellow tail waggers! My name is Oscar and I'm the original inspiration behind PoochieBells, Dog Potty Training Doorbells. I'm a typical tenacious terrier mix and I've worked hard on getting my family trained to understand when nature calls for me, ring...ring...potty time, let me out! Prior to PoochieBells, I would simply sit and wait by the door waiting, waiting, waiting...

    On behalf of the entire PoochieBells team we are thrilled to be welcomed by The Daily Grommet and share our easy to use communication tool. PoochieBells have been successfully shared and barked about with my fellow pooches throughout the US for the past eight years with great results. Tails up to my fellow pooch bell ringers and their happy families....I am here waiting by the door and would love to answer any questions you may have for me today!

  • Dutch
    Dutch
    3/18/2013 1:17 PM

    My owner has had a similar bell for me to ring for three years . It's great for getting attention from those busy two leggers when you have to go out NOW. I just wish she could get a bell to hang on the outside of the glass door as well, because I'm getting in trouble for scratching the door. But I want to come back in too.

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/18/2013 1:36 PM

    @Dutch - we've heard that from others as well! The current challenges with it are the weather as a factor and the sound of it to be heard inside... stay tunned however, as we are working on it!

  •  Sandy
    Sandy
    3/18/2013 1:33 PM

    That might be cute for some dogs. My Australian Shepherd would rip it down and eat the bells and run through the house jingling. Trust me on this. Might be cute for a calmer or less noisy dog than her, though. She's got us trained with her bark.

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/18/2013 1:41 PM

    @ Sandy - yes, some dogs are more rambunctious than others for sure, but we have found that our leather and bamboo versions are very sturdy and hold up to even the toughest dog.

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    3/18/2013 1:42 PM

    We have used bells on the door for our dogs for , I don't know, 30-40 YEARS? Nothing new. Go to the craft store at Christmas and pick up a big round bell, hang it from a string or a ribbon. Cost-around $3.00. House trained dogs go to the door when they want out anyway, they are bound to bump into the bell. If you want small bells like in the picture, they are around 6 for $1.00. Sorry but this is not something I would pay for.

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/18/2013 2:23 PM

    @Brenda Thacker , yes, bell training has been an effective communication tool for many years. We certainly don't claim to have started bell training, but after bell training our dog, we found there was not a safe nor attractive product on the market for this purpose. Our PoochieBells are well crafted and designed with quality components. The bells are lead free, made in the USA,and designed with the safety of the pooch in mind with small safe opening - not to catch their nails. Our ribbons are designed so that you can match your dogs personality, your personality or your home decor. We hope many find value in this.

  • Betsy
    Betsy
    3/18/2013 4:39 PM

    does the classic ribbon and hook pack come with all 4 hooks?

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/18/2013 4:57 PM

    @Betsy Baumann - Thanks for asking Betsy...no, you can choose from any of the hooks offered - but the set is 1 PoochieBells with 1 Hook. Many of our customers choose to hang their PoochieBells by a hook, next to the door. It allows you to adjust the height of the bells, should you wish, as well as make the bells more stationary and not move with the door. It is a great option for that purpose as well as the hooks being a decorative accessory for hanging leashes, keys, etc.

  •  nikki
    nikki
    3/18/2013 5:45 PM

    That bell idea is about 40 yrs. old in our house. It started with skate keys hanging on the backdoor knob and our German Sheperd prancing around when he wanted to go out - hitting the keys with his tail. We all graduated to jingle bells, but a great tool.

  •  Jenny
    Jenny
    3/18/2013 6:51 PM

    We created something like this for our first dog that was simply a bell on a string hung over the door handle. It works!

  •  Traci
    Traci
    3/19/2013 12:14 PM

    My back door is a sliding door with handle not a knob. Will poochie bells work?

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/19/2013 5:26 PM

    @ Traci yes PoochieBells Classics and Leathers will work on a sliding door handle - both of those designs have a snap at the top that can be opened and slid through the door handle and snapped closed to hang it from the handle. Our bamboo designs are sewn so it will not work on the handle. Take note of my comment to Betsy above regarding the hooks we offerl. That is also an option for you with the sliding door.

    Thanks for checking!

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/19/2013 5:27 PM

    @ Traci yes PoochieBells Classics and Leathers will work on a sliding door handle - both of those designs have a snap at the top that can be opened and slid through the door handle and snapped closed to hang it from the handle. Our bamboo designs are sewn so it will not work on the handle. Take note of my comment to Betsy above regarding the hooks we offerl. That is also an option for you with the sliding door.

    Thanks for checking!

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/19/2013 5:28 PM

    @ Traci yes PoochieBells Classics and Leathers will work on a sliding door handle - both of those designs have a snap at the top that can be opened and slid through the door handle and snapped closed to hang it from the handle. Our bamboo designs are sewn so it will not work on the handle. Take note of my comment to Betsy above regarding the hooks we offerl. That is also an option for you with the sliding door.

    Thanks for checking!

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/19/2013 5:29 PM

    @ Traci yes PoochieBells Classics and Leathers will work on a sliding door handle - both of those designs have a snap at the top that can be opened and slid through the door handle and snapped closed to hang it from the handle. Our bamboo designs are sewn so it will not work on the handle. Take note of my comment to Betsy above regarding the hooks we offerl. That is also an option for you with the sliding door.

    Thanks for checking!

  •  Bonnie Henry
    Bonnie Henry
    3/20/2013 9:33 AM

    I watch kid's and put sleigh bells on my doors incase they open the door when you don't want them to. My Jack Russell picked up on the idea and started ringing the bell on her own to let her out. Now my kitten is trying it also. However we don't want him outside. The bells work great.

  • Linda Hall
    Linda Hall
    3/20/2013 11:02 AM

    This product is not only nice to look at but extremely useful..even when in the middle of the night your pet needs to go out if feeling ill or may learn to ring if hungry.. check their other lovely products too..all for your pet.. hi friends..

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PoochieBells

Dog Training Bells

Teach A Dog A New Trick

Sometimes we miss the cues when our four-legged friends need to relieve themselves. If that happens, we’re stuck with a mess to clean. To help avoid dog accidents in the home, Cheryl Pederson created PoochieBells, a potty-training system that teaches dogs to ring the bells when they need to be let out.

PoochieBells are straps
that hang on a doorknob. When your dog wants to get your attention, the bells are right by the door, ready to be nudged with a nose or shaken with a paw. The premise of PoochieBells is based on the idea of conditioned reflexes, made famous by the renowned Russian physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. The goal is to teach your dog to associate the ringing bell sound with a signal to go out, and PoochieBells includes training instructions to help you and your pooch get in the habit.

Cheryl wanted to give her dog a tool to communicate, even when the house was noisy and full of activity. Her PoochieBells are simple and well made, with two sets of bells on each strap so both small and large dogs can use it. The pet-safe bells come from a manufacturer in East Hampton, Connecticut, that’s been in the bell business for more than 200 years. Cheryl also offers dog-friendly pewter hooks for mounting near the door, in case you’d rather not hang the bells on a high-traffic door.

PoochieBells are a great reminder of just how smart our pets can be. All they need is a tool to help them communicate with us.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sally
    Sally

    Hello fellow tail waggers! My name is Oscar and I'm the original inspiration behind PoochieBells, Dog Potty Training Doorbells. I'm a typical tenacious terrier mix and I've worked hard on getting my family trained to understand when nature calls for me, ring...ring...potty time, let me out! Prior to PoochieBells, I would simply sit and wait by the door waiting, waiting, waiting...

    On behalf of the entire PoochieBells team we are thrilled to be welcomed by The Daily Grommet and share our easy to use communication tool. PoochieBells have been successfully shared and barked about with my fellow pooches throughout the US for the past eight years with great results. Tails up to my fellow pooch bell ringers and their happy families....I am here waiting by the door and would love to answer any questions you may have for me today!

  • Dutch
    Dutch
    3/18/2013 1:17 PM

    My owner has had a similar bell for me to ring for three years . It's great for getting attention from those busy two leggers when you have to go out NOW. I just wish she could get a bell to hang on the outside of the glass door as well, because I'm getting in trouble for scratching the door. But I want to come back in too.

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/18/2013 1:36 PM

    @Dutch - we've heard that from others as well! The current challenges with it are the weather as a factor and the sound of it to be heard inside... stay tunned however, as we are working on it!

  •  Sandy
    Sandy
    3/18/2013 1:33 PM

    That might be cute for some dogs. My Australian Shepherd would rip it down and eat the bells and run through the house jingling. Trust me on this. Might be cute for a calmer or less noisy dog than her, though. She's got us trained with her bark.

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/18/2013 1:41 PM

    @ Sandy - yes, some dogs are more rambunctious than others for sure, but we have found that our leather and bamboo versions are very sturdy and hold up to even the toughest dog.

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    3/18/2013 1:42 PM

    We have used bells on the door for our dogs for , I don't know, 30-40 YEARS? Nothing new. Go to the craft store at Christmas and pick up a big round bell, hang it from a string or a ribbon. Cost-around $3.00. House trained dogs go to the door when they want out anyway, they are bound to bump into the bell. If you want small bells like in the picture, they are around 6 for $1.00. Sorry but this is not something I would pay for.

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/18/2013 2:23 PM

    @Brenda Thacker , yes, bell training has been an effective communication tool for many years. We certainly don't claim to have started bell training, but after bell training our dog, we found there was not a safe nor attractive product on the market for this purpose. Our PoochieBells are well crafted and designed with quality components. The bells are lead free, made in the USA,and designed with the safety of the pooch in mind with small safe opening - not to catch their nails. Our ribbons are designed so that you can match your dogs personality, your personality or your home decor. We hope many find value in this.

  • Betsy
    Betsy
    3/18/2013 4:39 PM

    does the classic ribbon and hook pack come with all 4 hooks?

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/18/2013 4:57 PM

    @Betsy Baumann - Thanks for asking Betsy...no, you can choose from any of the hooks offered - but the set is 1 PoochieBells with 1 Hook. Many of our customers choose to hang their PoochieBells by a hook, next to the door. It allows you to adjust the height of the bells, should you wish, as well as make the bells more stationary and not move with the door. It is a great option for that purpose as well as the hooks being a decorative accessory for hanging leashes, keys, etc.

  •  nikki
    nikki
    3/18/2013 5:45 PM

    That bell idea is about 40 yrs. old in our house. It started with skate keys hanging on the backdoor knob and our German Sheperd prancing around when he wanted to go out - hitting the keys with his tail. We all graduated to jingle bells, but a great tool.

  •  Jenny
    Jenny
    3/18/2013 6:51 PM

    We created something like this for our first dog that was simply a bell on a string hung over the door handle. It works!

  •  Traci
    Traci
    3/19/2013 12:14 PM

    My back door is a sliding door with handle not a knob. Will poochie bells work?

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/19/2013 5:26 PM

    @ Traci yes PoochieBells Classics and Leathers will work on a sliding door handle - both of those designs have a snap at the top that can be opened and slid through the door handle and snapped closed to hang it from the handle. Our bamboo designs are sewn so it will not work on the handle. Take note of my comment to Betsy above regarding the hooks we offerl. That is also an option for you with the sliding door.

    Thanks for checking!

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/19/2013 5:27 PM

    @ Traci yes PoochieBells Classics and Leathers will work on a sliding door handle - both of those designs have a snap at the top that can be opened and slid through the door handle and snapped closed to hang it from the handle. Our bamboo designs are sewn so it will not work on the handle. Take note of my comment to Betsy above regarding the hooks we offerl. That is also an option for you with the sliding door.

    Thanks for checking!

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/19/2013 5:28 PM

    @ Traci yes PoochieBells Classics and Leathers will work on a sliding door handle - both of those designs have a snap at the top that can be opened and slid through the door handle and snapped closed to hang it from the handle. Our bamboo designs are sewn so it will not work on the handle. Take note of my comment to Betsy above regarding the hooks we offerl. That is also an option for you with the sliding door.

    Thanks for checking!

  • Sally
    Sally – Special Guest
    3/19/2013 5:29 PM

    @ Traci yes PoochieBells Classics and Leathers will work on a sliding door handle - both of those designs have a snap at the top that can be opened and slid through the door handle and snapped closed to hang it from the handle. Our bamboo designs are sewn so it will not work on the handle. Take note of my comment to Betsy above regarding the hooks we offerl. That is also an option for you with the sliding door.

    Thanks for checking!

  •  Bonnie Henry
    Bonnie Henry
    3/20/2013 9:33 AM

    I watch kid's and put sleigh bells on my doors incase they open the door when you don't want them to. My Jack Russell picked up on the idea and started ringing the bell on her own to let her out. Now my kitten is trying it also. However we don't want him outside. The bells work great.

  • Linda Hall
    Linda Hall
    3/20/2013 11:02 AM

    This product is not only nice to look at but extremely useful..even when in the middle of the night your pet needs to go out if feeling ill or may learn to ring if hungry.. check their other lovely products too..all for your pet.. hi friends..

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.