Happy Funny Bone Monday! Because I’ll be reviewing the Pebble Smart dog doorbell after Thanksgiving, I thought we’d look at all the ways dogs and doorbells can go wrong. I’m hoping that by training the dogs to use the doorbell, we can break their habit of barking at the sound. Yes? First, let’s look at what happens when dogs use the people doorbell.
Did you notice the door frame? It’s a scratched up mess. I love that the dogs know to use the bell to get in, though. Let’s take a look at the video from Pebble Smart.
Here’s the thing – I’ll be installing my doggy doorbell inside the house. I work from home, so the dogs tell me they have to go out in various ways. One of those is Chewy standing on my chest and staring at me. Hmm. I might need to buy a second doorbell for outside, now that I’m thinking about it. The best thing about this? I have plenty of Jones Natural Chews to use in training. And back to the funny dogs and doorbells! Do your dogs do this when the doorbell rings?
I have four dogs. One will learn to use the bell, but the threat of all four barking once it rings is very real. So this next video should be helpful.
The flooding technique makes sense. I’ll be honest – we removed our doorbell years ago. That whole barking dog thing was driving us nuts. But this sounds like a real solution. Chewy and I will be ringing the bell over and over and OVER. Or not. Hmm. Not sure what that will do for training. Let’s take a look at a couple more videos.
It’s just a matter of training. This last will probably be Chewy. He uses his paws.
So I’m looking forward to training Chewy – and maybe the other three dogs – to use the Pebble Smart doggy doorbell. I’ll catch it on video, just for you. I’m thinking we’ll be using the Jones Natural Chews Big Paw Jerky for training.
Now! If you haven’t already, go enter our Christmas stocking treat giveaway! Your dog will smile big if you do. And you’ll both smile big if you win! Naturally.
Until I write again …