There are dozens of crafts for bells, but craft bells can also
work to help train a puppy.
Training a puppy to let you know when he/she needs to go outside
doesn't have to be an impossible mission. You just need to train
your puppy to associate ringing the bells with being able to go
What you will need:
Bells (a small bell will work, just be sure any that are small enough
to be swallowed are attached firmly.)
A length of sturdy string or ribbon to tie or sew the bells to.
Be sure that the string or ribbon is long enough for your puppy
to reach with his nose or paw so that he can ring them.
Sew or tie the bells firmly to the string or ribbon, as you do
not want them to be able to fall off and cause a choking hazard
for your new puppy. Affix the ribbon with the craft bells to your
door, ensuring that your puppy can reach them.
To get your puppy to associate ringing the bells with going outdoors,
be sure to ring them every time that you take your puppy outside.
It will be more beneficial to the training process if you can get
the puppy to ring the bells when you take him or her outside. But
keep in mind that even if you are doing the ringing, the bells must
be rang each time, then open the door to go out. After a few days
of this, most puppies will learn what the bells mean and you will
soon hear the bells ring and find your puppy waiting patiently by
the door. However, if your puppy is not learning to associate the
bells with the door, he or she may need some positive affirmation
in the form of treats.