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The ultimate dog trick is ringing a doorbell to come back into the house from the garden.
- This is actually taught very easily by utilizing the target disk from the previous trick.
- Place the disk onto the bell and reinforce and reward each time your dog pokes it with his paw.
- Add the command word and gradually remove the disk in order for the dog to ring the bell on command.
- 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.