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Old 01-06-2011, 10:02 AM
Location: In the AC
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Originally Posted by jinj View Post
Yep, works very well.

The more eager she is, the hard she whacks the bell. If she sees a squirrel through the window, she goes to the door and rings the bell, dogs are smart.
We tied the bell on and she already caught on. Now, she is ringing it non-stop to go play in the backyard with the birds. With a puppy, I like to give her the benefit of the doubt, but she asked to go out 6 times this morning and only did her business 3 times. She was able to train us really fast.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:43 AM
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My terriers will stand at the side door and stare at it then look up at me. My Lab will stand at the back door and give one bark. If we don't come right away, he'll start barking more. If my younger Lab is in his kennel, he'll hit the cage door w/ his paw. My Newfie will sometimes get up on the bed at night and stand over me. I am currently breaking him of that habit. My other Newfie just lets out one howl/bark.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:48 PM
Location: Canada
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My dogs are inside/outside-as-they-wish dogs, so they go out for more than one reason. Except for mornings and before bedtime when I shoo them out the door specifically so that they can relieve themselves.

My female GSD and my beagle will seldom do more than stand in front of the door. I'm always aware of where they are and will ask them if they want to go out. If they do they go to the door.

My male GSD assigns different meanings to "Do you want to go out?" and "Do you have to go poop?" If I ask him if he wants to go out, when he really wants to go poop (but obviously outside, still, duh), he will pin his ears against his silly head and stare at me and go "wooo wooo wooo wooo" in a high-pitched voice. That means I got it wrong. He won't go to the door until I correctly identify his primary need.

He is teasing me. I tease back. I tell him his "woo woo woo woo" sounds like a girl.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:55 PM
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One of them pace, the other one just tells me, in dog language of course with a little whine.
The one that just passed away would howl, she was a funny Rotty.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:39 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ours paces by the door and will eventually give a little whine. He sometimes alternates lifting his front paws off the ground slightly, like he's throwing a little tantrum while whining if he REALLY has to go.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:51 AM
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Ours all dance and cry. I've got one dog we adopted out and they taught it to ring the bell that hangs on their door. One foster we have now does his dance in the morning while we're sleeping. If that doesn't wake us he jumps on the bed, off the bed, on the bed, off the bed. If that doesn't work he jumps on our head, off our head, on our head, off our head, LOL. And he cries the whole time. There's no way you'd not know what he needs!
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:38 PM
Location: In a cat house! ;)
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Our dogs bark at the sliding glass back door. If we are too slow for their liking, they paw (HARD) at the door.
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