How To Train A Dog To Ring A Doorbell

This tutorial is part of The Ultimate List Of Dog Trick Ideas which contains 99 other tricks like this!

The ultimate dog trick is ringing a doorbell to come back into the house from the garden.

  1. This is actually taught very easily by utilizing the target disk from the previous trick.
  2. Place the disk onto the bell and reinforce and reward each time your dog pokes it with his paw.
  3. Add the command word and gradually remove the disk in order for the dog to ring the bell on command.
  4. When your dog has learned this trick he will usually ring the doorbell, without provocation, to come back into the house.

Top tip; you made need a low doorbell for a smaller dog or at least a box for him to stand on in order to reach the existing one.

Dog trainers love this trick because it encourages a dog to use his initiative.

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Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover, dog trainer, and founder of Success Dogs. He takes pride in his ability to help dog owners improve their relationship with their dogs, and stop the frustrating things that so often make the early years of dog ownership more frustrating than enjoyable.

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