No, you don’t have to have a special degree as a Master Dog Trainer to teach your dog to ring the bell to relieve him or herself.
It’s this easy folks.
1 link the Bell with your dogs food.
You can put a big bell hanging in your dogs food bowl if you want. If you choose a desk type bell, you can hide a training treat under the bell.
2 Shape the Behavior.
Go as far or as little as you want. We want to hear the bells, however he hits it is up to you. If you hang your bell on nice wood, I would suggest the dog uses his nose. Some dog owners don’t mind if the dog uses their paw because the bells ring louder that way.
3 Cue the Behavior
Start telling your dog your “cue” word that you will use to ask for the behavior. “Ring your Bell” is fine. As the dog starts recognizing the game that you have established starting saying your “cue” during the training session.
The rest is history.
Hang your bell where you want- near the door hopefully, and make sure to tell him your “cue” every time you let him out.