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Hi I am new to Dobermantalk. This may sound weird, but has anyone had any luck with teaching their Dobe to ring a door bell when they want to come in or go out. Roxy has a habit of jumping onto the glass sliding door and pounds it until I open up. I know that is because she knows it annoys the hell out of me and I will open the door.

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I haven't done it but don't think it would be too hard. These kids are smart, smart, smart and love to learn new things. I'd start by putting some peanut butter or squirt cheese on the bells to entice her to "ring" it, every time the bell rings, open the door and treat - Bet she catches on in no time!
 

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lol worth a try:) Duchess likes to sit on our stairs...and there is a light switch...the kind that isnt that little on and off stub..but more flat... I got her to make the motion with her nose to turn it on but it usually wasnt a strong enough poke to turn it on lol. But let us know how you do!
 

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I have done it with 2 of mine. I just tied a jingle bell to the door and each time I took them outside to go potty, I would hit the bell and say go potty. Soon they were hitting the bell with their noses to be let out. I ended up taking the bell off though because they rang it constantly just to go out and play.

Oops, I see you meant the actual doorbell.
 

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TracyJo said:
I haven't done it but don't think it would be too hard. These kids are smart, smart, smart and love to learn new things. I'd start by putting some peanut butter or squirt cheese on the bells to entice her to "ring" it, every time the bell rings, open the door and treat - Bet she catches on in no time!

I don't think i would want to put penut butter on a door bell button :p that'd be a mess to clean up!

I would break this up into more steps. Get the dog to hit the button with it's paw, treat, and vocalize a command, let's say "bell". Get a solid response from the dog to hit the door bell to your command "bell". Then each time she's scratching at the door to go out, say "no" to the scratching, they command "bell" and as soon as she gets it to ring open the door and praise and give her the go outside command (if she has one already, my dog knows not to go outside a door unless I give it a release command).
 

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Hey, I'm glad I joined this group..You guys are pretty smart here, I think I will combine a small part of each response and get this thing started. It seems doable (if that's a word :) Thanks

Love to your Dobies...Chris..
 

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That's what I was thinking too Tracy, if there was peanut butter from one end of the house to the next Da'Kari would lick it clean and then go another round hoping! LOL
 
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