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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I have 6 bells on a little rope hanging from the glass sliding door. I will take photos for you when I get new batteries for the camera.

    The bells are like those from a cats collar, bought at spotlight LOL. The rope is basically baling twine (not pretty but strong).

    At first all I did was every time I was taking him outside I'd get him to sit at the door, near the bells ring the bells and open the door. Then I encouraged him to hit the bells with his paw - he was already throwing his paw around so I thought this was a good way of utilising it! I'm sure yours could use their noses instead if they wanted to. When he hit the bells it was an immediate jackpot of praise and a treat and the door opened. Now he races to the door and hits the bells just to see me open the door sometimes though...

    It took about a week and a half to get him really understanding it. I always ring the bells myself just before I go out so he knows that the bells must make noise before the door opens. That has been the clincher with him.

    Hope this helps!
    I read that somewhere on the net, but didnt really think much of it then (Several weeks ago :P) But now all of a sudden, I'm like "woah, thats cool!" LOL

    Mollie tends to sit near the door and just full-on-stare at people until she is let out lol. I'm going to try the bells thing, its a great idea

    I am also thinking of trying the Triangle of Temptation with Mollie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Batty only tried it once. I'm sorry to say he got his tongue stuck in one of the bells and sounded like he was dying until I released him. He hasn't touched them with his mouth since.

    I'm really not sure what to suggest, I haven't come across the problem!

    Is there something they hate the taste of that you can coat the bells with?
    I'm sure I can find something!

    Batty getting his tongue stuck reminds me of what Bell did the other week. We have baby gates across our bedroom and spare room doors (carpeted areas). If I'm in one of those rooms, Bella had a habit of trying to get through the gate (where's mum? I want to be where mum is). I'm in the bedroom and suddenly hear this sqealing noise - turn around and she's got her bloody head stuck between the bars. We were able to calm her down and she got her head out herself. But she hasn't even tried to do it since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    I'm sure I can find something!

    Batty getting his tongue stuck reminds me of what Bell did the other week. We have baby gates across our bedroom and spare room doors (carpeted areas). If I'm in one of those rooms, Bella had a habit of trying to get through the gate (where's mum? I want to be where mum is). I'm in the bedroom and suddenly hear this sqealing noise - turn around and she's got her bloody head stuck between the bars. We were able to calm her down and she got her head out herself. But she hasn't even tried to do it since.
    Yup, sometimes they just scare themselves out of the idea of it! I feel horrible that Batty got his tongue stuck, but at the same time I'm glad he did - I feel even more guilty saying that, but at least I know he's not going to hurt himself when he's allowed to be in the room alone - eg when I go into the garage.

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    My inside dogs scratch at the door when they want to go out. Shadow just did it. With Pretty, when she sat there hoping I would notice I got her paw, scraped on it, praise and let her out. When she would just sit outside then, ready to come in (I can see her from a window) I would do that again, then after a while I ignored her till she scraped the door for my attention. It will be the same for Jodi and Bandit.

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    How big should the crate be for toilet training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChihuahuasForever View Post
    How big should the crate be for toilet training?
    The dog should have enough room to stand up and turn around, although I have mine way too big for Batty, but he will fit it when he's an adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    My inside dogs scratch at the door when they want to go out. Shadow just did it. With Pretty, when she sat there hoping I would notice I got her paw, scraped on it, praise and let her out. When she would just sit outside then, ready to come in (I can see her from a window) I would do that again, then after a while I ignored her till she scraped the door for my attention. It will be the same for Jodi and Bandit.
    Yep, works for me too. It's Tassie, it gets bloody cold, can't leave the door open then. The dog has to learn just like the cat - go to the door, and 'ask' to go outside. Come back to the door when finished, and 'ask' to come inside.
    My cat has got it down pat. If she has gone out and come back and I've failed to hear her at the back door, she will come to the lounge window and tap the window with her paw till she gets someone's attention, then race round to the back door to come in. She's brilliant!

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