How to Potty Train a Dog to Use a Bell & How to Make One!

We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!blank630x20We’ll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. It’s a very easy thing to do, having taught our grown dog to do it in 3 days and our new puppy in about 5 days.

We’ve also got a great tutorial on how to make the posh bell shown including a free download of the “ring bell for service” text! Make sure you check out our other furry friend posts such as Keepsake Puppy Paw Prints and our 5 Minute Puppy Dog Bow Tie!

Potty Bell Supplies

NOTE ABOUT HOOKS: The hook shown was purchased at Hobby Lobby. It’s used upside down from how it would normally be used. Whatever hook you use must have some type of loop that allows for you to hang your bell on and make sure it sticks out far enough to not hinder the bell.  We link to one that will work below, on Amazon.

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We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!If you’d rather not make a bell  and want to just buy one, check out Amazon. They have several including a battery operated one. (They’re not near as awesome as ours though!)

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Bell Text in Different Sizes (pdf)

We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!

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How to Potty Train Using a Bell Instruction Sheet (pdf)

We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!

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Instructions

Gather the basic supplies.

We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!

Paint the hook and plaque.We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!

Attach your hook upside down to the top of the plaque.We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!

Download and print the “Ring Bell for Service” on the paper or sheets of choice.We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!

There are a variety of ways to place this on your plaque. You can Mod Podge it on or you can print it on ink jet clear label sheets which is what we did.We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!

Using Command Strips, hang your bell next to the open edge of your door. Make sure it’s at nose height for your dog.

We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!

Download our instruction sheet on how to teach your dog to use their new bell! Barnaby, shown below, learned in 3 days. We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!blank630x20We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!blank630x20We'll show you how to potty train a dog or puppy to easily ring a bell when they need to go out. We've also got a great tutorial on how to make the bell!blank630x20

11 Comments

    1. Nancy Author

      I’ve never done that but I’ve read that you just take them to the same place every single time. It requires you going with them of course and praising them. Then after a while you go with them off leash and if they stray to another area you say “no” and bring them back to the area you want them to go at. After a while they get the idea and should go where you want them too. Just takes time and work on your part. Good luck!

      Here is an article I found by Cesar Milan which is about the same info. You can teach any age dog to do it: http://www.trainingcesarsway.com/easyturf/teach-your-dog-to-use-his-bathroom

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  1. This is so cute! We’ve got our dogs trained to just scratch at the glass when they have to go out but that’s sometimes hard to hear. This would be easier to hear, prevents the door from getting scratched up, AND it’s adorable! Can’t wait to make this! Thank you!

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  2. Debra Weaver

    My friend told me to hang a string with a bell attached on the back door , I thought she was crazy. Every time I let puppy out I would ring it. Now I swear that in 4 rings , I was up in my room I thought I was crazy ! I heard that bell it really work! But..yours is beautiful !❤

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