Over ringing the "potty bells" - Page 2 - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 04:40 PM
red golden Pira
 
tania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 187
Thanked 122 Times in 86 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cubbysan View Post
she took her butt to the grandfather clock, and then would hit that with her tale so the chimes would ring.
HAHHAHA! That's just too funny! I'm always amazed at how smart they are.



__ .. __ .. __ .. __ .. __ .. __ .. __ .. __ .. __

i am very very lucky to have her.


http://pdgf.pitapata.com/fFGvm7.png
tania is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 06:59 PM
Advanced Member
 
Selli-Belle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 2,074
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Images: 9
Thanks: 2,253
Thanked 1,334 Times in 696 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cubbysan View Post
When I took the bells down, MacKenzie started to knock on the door with her tail, and when that did not work, she took her butt to the grandfather clock, and then would hit that with her tale so the chimes would ring.
Hilarious!

Is your baby really only 6 weeks old? If so, than you should be completely in control of when he goes outside and you should be with him.

Our Duffy goes through these stages, mainly when he can see bunnies outside. Duffy is older and we know when he NEEDS to go out, so my boyfriend just takes the bells down for awhile.

Carolyn (A.K.A. Aunt Care) and

Creekwood Tanglefoot Selchie CD, RN, AX, AXJ, CGC, CCA, (A.K.A. Selli-Belle) Golden

Valentine Byrd McDuff (A.K.A. Duffy) Golden/Sheltie

Tanglefoot Autumn Dexter CGC (My Heart Dog at the Bridge) Golden
Selli-Belle is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 07:41 PM
Advanced Member
 
Castaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 970
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 594
Thanked 730 Times in 427 Posts
Puppies are sometimes clever lil things. Although Cassie never liked the bells, she did over-signal some times.

When Cassie was a puppy, she would get a treat when she went potty outside.

After a week of this, she would signal me that she needed to go out. So, I'd take her out. She would walk 5 feet out into the grass, sit for 5 seconds (as if she was pretending to go potty), and then trot back to me, demanding a treat.

Nowadays, her over signaling is usually because she wants to go out and play.

Castaway is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
Aka Meg
 
Libby Louise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 63
Thanked 54 Times in 36 Posts
Sorry for confusion

SO SORRY for the confusion. Libby (the 6.5 week pup) is not home yet. I can get her this weekend or next.

For this post, I was referring to my other 9 month old pup. Haha I can only hope Libby catches on to the bells at only 7/8 weeks!!!

Thanks all for the suggestions!!!!!
Libby Louise is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
Aka Meg
 
Libby Louise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 63
Thanked 54 Times in 36 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by VickiR View Post
Olivia does this too and she's 18 months old.
She even gets fancy and uses her butt to ring the bells.

This reminds me of her

Attachment 121870
OMG this is absolutely her. TOO funny
Libby Louise is offline  
post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 10:51 PM
Member
 
Donnalsoule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: maryland
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
The same thing happened with my Yuki, who is 10 months old. He learned to use the bells quickly as a young pup, never had an accident in the house, and only rang them when he really needed to go outside to go potty. That all changed when he was about 7 months old. He started ringing the bells constantly, just because he wanted to go out to play, check out the yard, chew on a stick, etc. After a few weeks of this, I took the bells down and put them away. They had served their purpose when he was younger and really did need to potty frequently, but now that Yuki is older he only needs to go about 4 times a day, and he manages to communicate those times to me with a grunt or a whine. I don't think we need them anymore.
Donnalsoule is offline  
post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 11:51 PM
<><><><><>
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,642
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,868
Thanked 2,025 Times in 1,072 Posts
Bella did that at first too. I bought the bells at about 3 months. She probably thought it was funny that she could make the human jump up so quickly when she rang them.

After a a day or two of that, I would just say "wait Bella." If it had been more than a couple hours, I would take her out. She eventually stopped doing that, and the bells work great now.

Grasslands Liberty Belle "Bella" CDX BN PCD CGC UCD (Born 5-7-2012)
Nairb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome