My dog seems scared of the bells. What do I do?
This is most commonly because the bells are too loud for the dog. We recommend removing 2 of the 3 sets of jingle bells to “quiet” the sound. Gradually expose your dog to the bell by lightly ringing the bell when let out for potty time. As your dog adjusts to the sound gradually add the jingle bells back so that you can hear the ringing of the bells from other rooms of the house.
My dog is using the bells to signal play time instead of potty time. What do I do?
Consistency is key. When your dog creates the correct action (potty time) you reward them with praise or a treat. If they ring the bell for any other reason there is no reward or praise. Over time the dog will establish a connection that the bells are only used to communicate potty time.
Can the Tinkle Bells be used inside and outside?
Yes. The fabric is tough, durable, and weather-proof nylon webbing that can stand up against the outside elements and the most playful dogs.
Will Tinkle Bells work for small dog breeds?
Yes. Using a standard height door handle the Tinkle Bells hang approximately 9-10 inches from the floor. However if you decide you would like the Tinkle Bells closer to the floor you can use the free wall hook included with your purchase.
Should the Tinkle Bells stay on the door at all times?
Yes. Consistency is key. This is a very important part of the training. Remember we are creating a connection and a new habit and consistency will make this much easier.
Will Tinkle Bells work on all door types?
The included rivet allows the Tinkle Bells to attach through a handle or over top of a door know. This makes the product versatile to be used with virtually all doors and hooks.
How long does it take before my dog uses the Tinkle Bell consistently?
Most dogs start to grasp the concept within a few days to a week. However this varies from dog to dog. Some dogs it can take a couple of months. Remember consistency is key. The more consistent you are with the training the faster your dog will learn to communicate.
How old does my dog need to be in order to begin the Tinkle Bell training?
We recommend 3-4 months old to initiate the training program. This is usually old enough to understand the concept of the training program. Remember young puppies are energetic and playful. Stay consistent with praise only when potty time is achieved (not play time).
Can older dogs be taught to use the Tinkle Bells?
Yes. Tinkle Bells are perfect for older dogs as well.