|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Nylon, Polyester||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon|
|Lifestage||Puppy, Adult||Puppy, Adult||All Lifestages||Puppy, Adult||Puppy, Adult|
|Breed Size||—||—||All Breeds||—||—|
These bells are a great idea, but I realized after purchasing them that the bells themselves aren't very loud and I can't hear them when in another room and especially when the door is closed. I may try another brand or add some bells of my own because it's a great way to have you dog signal when they need to go out.
Vet recommended I use potty bells because my GSD 2-3 month old puppy was having a difficult time with potty training. She caught on very quickly to ring the bell for outside time. 8 months later, we still use potty bells to help her communicate when she wants to go outside (but now we have to tell her "all done" when we know she doesn't have to potty and just wants to be outside). Very highly recommend, especially for ADHD people that forget the dog might have to go out. We will be using these for the rest of her life and for dogs after her.
We trained our mini dachshund quickly and easily to ask to go outside, using the kind of bells you see on a counter, that they step on. Thought these would work as well for our new puppies. Unfortunately, I cannot get them to ring these on purpose. They will accidently bump into them sometimes when they are playing, but they will not touch them with their noses or feet. They are also not very loud or easy to ring. You have to grab them and shake them pretty hard to get much sound. Disappointed. Have ordered some of the other type of bell from another source, and after two times of tapping it with their paws when taking them out, one of them is already ringing to go outside. Much easier to hear, too, and less of a hassle than one that hangs on the door and gets caught every time you close it.