Would you like to teach your dog to ring a
bell to go outside? Then watch this video! The first step is to teach your dog to target:
just present your hand towards your dog and wait. Mark with a "yes" and reward with a treat as soon
as your dog's nose makes contact with your hand. Repeat this a few times. You can
also add a verbal cue "touch". Second step: you take the training bell, hold it
in your hand, and just as the previous step, you wait for your dog to touch it with his nose. Mark
and reward when he does and repeat a few times. Once your dog understands that touching
the bell brings him good things, place the training bell on the
ground and wait. Your dog will more than likely touch it again, mark
and reward as he does, then repeat. Now that your dog understands the behaviour of
touching the bell, the final step is to teach him to ring it when he needs to go outside.
The way to teach that is to simply place the bell on the ground close to the door
that you normally use to let him outside. More than likely your dog will touch the bell
When he does mark with a "yes", open the door, and let him outside. You opening the door
to let him go outside now becomes the reward. Repeat whenever your dog needs to go out. Just
make sure your dog doesn't overuse the bell… I taught my dog Bruce, this boy, to beg and
since then let's say that he has the tendency to beg whenever he wants something, just to be
pet or a treat.
I don't mind because it's cute, but just be aware of that. I hope you enjoyed
this video and if you want more tips like this, make sure to subscribe to my channel, and
i will see you in next week's video. Bye!.