How To Train A Dog To Ring A Doorbell

How To Train A Dog To Ring A Doorbell

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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 and the founder of Success Dogs. For more than a decade, he has served as a coach to thousands of dog owners around the world to better train, communicate and forge a stronger bond with their dog using positive and force-free training methods.

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