The 8 Best Dog Doorbells
This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Housebreaking your dog is a process that takes time and patience, which is why there are a myriad of training aids available to help. Teaching your furry friend to ring a bell when it needs to go outside is not as difficult as it sounds, because dogs are at least as smart as 2-year-old children, so you can have them sounding these doorbells relatively quickly and with minimal training. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 26, 2020:
When it is time to house train your pooch, you may start the process with puppy pads until your dog gets the general idea about not messing on the floor. Your next step involves teaching your pet to go outside to handle business. Pet doors, including ones made for sliding glass doors aren't always an option, especially if you don't have a fenced-in yard to keep your dog contained anytime he is outside.
This is where a doggie doorbell comes into the picture. These devices, which can be as simple as a bell on a strap or as complex as a wireless transmitter and receiver, provide your pet with a way to ring the bell and signal his need to go outside. Since dogs are quite smart, training them to use one of these gadgets is fairly easy with positive reinforcement. We chose a varied selection of choices to fit all budgets and all dogs.
The Mighty Paw Tinkle is an all-metal option with a simple design. It attaches to a wall or door, and it has a spring-like design that ensures the brass bell rings loud and clear. The Bluetree Premium 2-Pack is a leash-like selection that hangs from your door. Your dog can jingle the 7 bells when he needs out, and the strap length is adjustable, making it ideal for big and small dogs.
Thee Kissin Wireless Trainer has a receiver and a transmitter that work in conjunction to sound your choice of ringtones whenever your dog touches it with his nose or paw. It also has a volume control and requires batteries. The Mighty Paw Smart Bell 2.0 is another receiver/transmitter selection, but the receiver plugs into the wall, and the transmitter needs no batteries.
Puddle & Pile Available for Android and iOS mobile devices, this app helps potty train your dog by learning its toileting patterns. Every time your pup uses the bathroom, even if it is an accident, you record it in the app. It only takes a few days of tracking for the app to identify your dog's pattern, alerting you when you need to take him outside with a barking sound. puddleandpile.com