You don't have to be a professional dog trainer to train your RedTeddy puppy
-Your encouragement and consistency are the keys to their success.
Zoe is one of Connie and Leo's daughter. They were first time dog owners when they brought Zoe home, but they didn't have any trouble teaching her all kinds of tricks! Perhaps most important, though, she learned very early to ring a bell attached to their front door when she needs to go outside to relieve herself. A little ingenuity and consistency, plus a clever and willing little puppy is all it takes!
Here is how mommy Malisa describes teaching Zoe how to ring a bell to be let out:
"We tied a bunch of bells around the door knob of our front door that was level to her. For 5-10 minutes everyday, we trained her to tap the bell and then give her a treat. At first, it was accidental. We would just sit around the bell and if she accidentally tapped it with her nose or body, we would praise her and give her treats. Eventually, she started tapping it with her nose and then we moved on to tapping it with her paw. Every time we took her out to pee or poo, we tried to get her to ring the bell. Consistency is key. Eventually, she started ringing it when we took her to the door and then gradually, she picked up on the association and rang it when she had to go. Mind you, its not a 100% perfect way to potty train in the beginning only because she would start ringing it just because she wanted to go outside. That happened for a while but now she rings the bell 95% when she has to go and 5% if she just wants to go outside. Usually, she will do that after one of the kids has gone out through the front door and she wants to go with them."