2. Next, suspend the bell at the height of your dog’s nose right next to the door. Gently touch the bell to your dog’s nose, causing it to ring, every time you take her outside. Repeat this step for several days.
3. At this point, depending on how quickly your dog makes associations, she may begin approaching the bell on her own when she needs to eliminate. If she doesn’t smear a little bit of cheese or peanut butter on the bell each time you prepare to go outside, and use this to lure your dog toward the bell. Allow your dog to lick the bell, causing it to ring, and then praise your dog as soon as you take her outside
Once your dog begins ringing the bell on her own, you must take her outside every time so that she learns tha making the bell ring reliably predicts being let outside.