We wanted to replace the bells on the door, because they were leaving marks. It has only been few days and already our older dog has figured out how to press the bell to go out. Next step is to get him used to ringing to come in rather than jumping (and scratching) the door. The sound is not annoying and easy to hear even a few rooms away.
I’m really happy with this bell. Has a loud enough tone and a large variety of different tones.
The product itself worked well enough. It came with two doorbells and one base unit that chimes. It worked just fine, but my 9 lb dog isn't heavy or strong enough to push the button. I had to help her push it, which defeats the purpose.
We've been trying a few methods to get Frankie to tell us when he needs to potty, like hanging a bell on the doggy gate - but they didn't work well because he didn't touch it hard enough. Because he already was somewhat trained to bring us towards the gate, training him on this doorbell was pretty easy. We are able to keep the receiver by the staircase so that you can hear the bell ring on multiple floors. Shortly after we got back from our morning wal, he rang the doorbell again. We thought it was cuz he just wanted to go back outside, but sure enough he actually had to poop!
My boy uses this everytime he wants to come inside. Easily to trained him to use it. Sometimes he gets excited and keeps pressing it.
So I wish there was two wall plugs and one activator. Not the other way around. Since I don’t want to wait to return and rebuy, I’ll save the other activator incase the one breaks. But here goes to learning to use it so my dog will alert me to use the potty outside!
It took a few days of showing the puppy how to use these, and now we had to take them away, for now. Once she realized the bell meant going outside, it became a game. She would go out do her business and come in. Then run to the door not even 10 minutes later to go play. So be warned. Once we get our fence up she will get the door bell back one on the inside to go out and one on the outside to come in. Really like this product.
This doorbell is great in theory, but the chime is obnoxious. It has a loud "ding dong" kind of sound. Think old school, movie doorbell sound. Our dogs have been using bells for years but we're moving into a new place and wanted a less obvious solution. We thought this would blend into the space and be nearly invisible. It is inconspicuous and would be perfect in terms of size but we cannot live with the sound.
Zapa was adopted 6 weeks ago she is a one year old. Very smart learned sit, stay, paw and no within a couple weeks. She was not totally house broken. She is still learning about us and starting to get more comfortable by the day. We started the bell about 10 days ago. Bell is on floor right by door we take her out EVERY 35 minutes all waking hours. We tap the bell which makes her paw it, we wait till she hits just right and give a YAHOO, out the door ask her to pee. She pees 99% of the time. She has yet to ring the bell on her own? We are not giving up on the bell yet. Will rate higher if and when she gets this.
Installed a few days ago, so far no complaints. Have one on each side of the door. The bell is loud enough to hear throughout the house and the dogs picked up on the inside one pretty quickly still working on the outside bell to come back in.