Make house training a dog easy with CLIX Toilet Training Bells. They offer an easy way to encourage your dog to tell you when they wish to go into the garden. They provide a clear, consistent method of communication between you and your dog. Training your dog to use these bells also discourages more annoying communication techniques such as barking, whining or door scratching.
Many owners miss when their dog is by the door, resulting in an accident on the floor. The CLIX Toilet Training Bells allow your dog to alert you to their need to go outside.
It is very easy to teach your dog to touch the bells with his paw or nose using reward-based training methods.
The CLIX Toilet Training Bells can be used with dogs of any age. You may have a puppy that you are struggling to read the signs of impending elimination, or a rescue dog that doesn’t know how to ask to go into the garden.
Pet Necessities’ Top Tip for toilet training your dog:
- Never tell your dog off for toileting indoors. “Rubbing his nose in it” will only make him scared of you and he won’t understand that the mess should be outdoors rather than in. Unless you catch him in the act nothing can be done; consider it your mistake for not taking him out frequently enough or being more vigilant.
- If you catch your dog in the act of toileting indoors don’t be too harsh. Clap your hands or make a noise to interrupt him and quickly whisk him out to the appropriate place outside. When he finishes emptying outdoors praise him so he understands that this is the correct place to go. If you scold your dog for toileting indoors he may just associate eliminating in your presence as a bad thing. Some dogs are too scared to go to the toilet when their owners are around as they think they will be reprimanded, this makes training much harder.
- If your dog has an accident indoors ensure you clean it with an appropriate solution. Cleaning with disinfectant will not remove the smell to your dog meaning he will be more likely to revisit that spot when he needs to eliminate. Either use a good quality pet removal spray (e.g. Urine Off) or diluted biological washing solution.
- Dogs often need to urinate after a drink, food, waking from a sleep or a burst of exercise (e.g. playing).
- When he does toilet praise him and reward with a piece of food. It is a good idea to say a command word at this point (e.g. “be quick” or “empty”) so that later in life he will eliminate when requested; this is very handy.
- Puppy house training is easier with some dogs than other. You will be successful, providing you are patient and consistent.
- Crate training is a very effective toilet training method. Many people have a negative association to crates but providing you use it in the correct way your dog will learn to love it; it will become his safe-haven. The use of paper or pads makes toilet training a longer process as once you have taught your dog to eliminate on the paper you then need to teach him to eliminate outside. Some dogs get confused and think that indoors is the correct place to go as this is what they have always done … get them outside as soon as possible!
- The idea is to only allow your dog to have freedom in the house when you know he is empty … it only takes a second for him to have an accident. Therefore, once your dog has been to the toilet in the garden he can come in and have supervised access to the home. This is the time for you to play with and train him. Every dog will be different in terms of how frequently they need to eliminate, and this will obviously also depend on age … you will have to get to know your dog and how often you need to take him out.