Finally I have found a way to make my wishes known. Mom works and works in her office and sometimes forgets that we are outside and want to come in. I know, most dogs would bark and carry on but we just stand there in front of the door for what can seem like days waiting for her to come and see if we are ready to come in. Well, wait no more, we now have our very own doorbell! Yes, thanks to a post I read on a friend’s blog, Kritters that Twitter, I ordered up this dog doorbell from Pebble Smart and had mom install it for us. For starters it is just
attached with strong double faced tape but we have the option to screw it in any time if we want to really make it permanent.
It seems pretty straight forward and simple. I got the package in the mail, and naturally, my cat bro Bert had to get his nose in it as well. He is an indoor cat, so he has no need for a doorbell but cats are so darn curious.
Once mom got it hung up outside we decided to give it a whirl. Ok, we is wrong, rather I decided to give it a whirl. My sister Katie is a Kuvasz, a
guard dog, but for some reason she was terrified of the doorbell. She went running to the other side of the yard and refused to come near the house. I tell you, a dog like me has to do everything around this place!
The coolest thing is that right above the spot that makes the bell ring there is a place to put a treat, so mom put one in there and I was ringing the bell like crazy trying to get at the treat! The trigger is really sensitive so I don’t have to push too much with my nose and it
rings. The other cool feature is that there is an insert where the treat is, so mom can just lift that out and she has the treat in her hands again.
This is not something that most of us dogs will learn in one or two sittings, but I am catching on and after 2 days I am starting to understand the process with this doorbell. The learning time also depends on how often and how much you train, I am just training off and on while mom is working so it may take a while longer.
Once I have the system down, not only will I be able to let mom know that we want to come in, but I will be able to ring her when I just need to check on her and have a snuggle. I am a snuggle bunny and I often like to be outside but have the need to check on mom and snuggle with her for a minute, then I go back to playing. I guess I am “kind of” attached to her. Yesterday she was so excited as she left us outside and she knew we wanted to come in and all of the sudden I rang the bell and she came running! I got a treat and so much loving! I might catch on quicker with that reception!
I would highly recommend this doorbell to anyone that has a dog that needs a way to signal the need to go in or out. They have several different options on their site that you can check out. Mom has been looking for a dog doorbell for about a year now and they just don’t seem to exist so we jumped right on this one and so far we are super happy! Stop by the Pebble Smart website and take a look!