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Any dog I've ever had gave some kind of signal when they needed to go out. I had one that would come up to me, and then run to the door. Another sat down and stared at me. Maggie, my shep/collie mix, pants at me. I've had Daisy since July, and she has never done any of those things.

Tonight by chance, I discovered what her "signal" is. She sits on the end of the runner near the back door. This would be fine except typically I am nowhere nearby! :eyes: I am going to try and teach her how to ring a bell. (It really was cute though....her itty bitty self just sitting there waiting for me to magically know she was back there.)
 

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That's a cute mental picture I'm having here /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif My Boeing simply gives a soft whimper, walks to the door, looks back at me and wags his tail when he wants out.
 

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Rosa sits on the mat by the back door but doesn't make any sound at all so if I'm upstairs Sherry will raise the alarm by banging on the door with her head.

I have a doggie door but since getting Sherry I have to keep it closed most of the time because Sherry has become obsessed with going in and out of it every 10 seconds :freak:
 

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Sherry has become obsessed with going in and out of it every 10 seconds :freak: [/QB][/QUOTE]


LOL! I can picture that!
 

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I've got the cutest little image in my head of Daisy just sitting there waiting for you. Jersey goes to the door and taps it with her paw. If we ignore her she'll come into the living room and go to the sliding glass doors (which only lead to a second story balcony) and then back to the front door. I guess she figures if she's going to both doors eventually we'll get the picture and take her out.
 

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How sweet! She just expects Mommie to know all her thoughts.

Sadie is obvious when she wants out. She barks, yips, jumps at the door or whines.

Pooh Bear is like your little girl. I am a light sleeper thankfully. Pooh Bear will jump down from the bed in the middle of the night and sit in the middle of the living room floor looking at the back door. Completely quiet, just sitting waiting patiently for Mommie to come and let him out.
 

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Oh poor Daisy! :lol2: such a well behaved little girl.

Abby scratches at the door, at times she has even tugged on my clothes & whined, which she also does if she wants to play or needs water also.
 

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We trained Spencer to ring the bell and he taught Sydney to do it. Spencer always swiped it with his paw and Sydney hit it with her nose. Since we have removed the bell, Spencer will still swipe on the door but Sydney has learned to pace from you to the door or sit in front of you and grumble.

I hope you have success with the bell ringing, it really worked great for us.
 

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Quote:Originally posted by Spencer's Mum:
We trained Spencer to ring the bell and he taught Sydney to do it. Spencer always swiped it with his paw and Sydney hit it with her nose. Since we have removed the bell, Spencer will still swipe on the door but Sydney has learned to pace from you to the door or sit in front of you and grumble.

I hope you have success with the bell ringing, it really worked great for us.
Why did you remove the bell?
 

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I pass through the kitchen so many times during the day that all that Daisy needs to do is go to the french doors and look at me.

When I'm in another room she comes to me and puts a paw on my leg. Of course, this could mean "I need water" or "I REALLY NEED A TREAT!!" as well as "I need to go outside, now!" Because it's hard to know which thing she wants I do a lot of everything! I do think I'm going to get a bell. It's a great idea.

Oh, when Daisy really has to go out she pants while looking right in my eyes. It's like she's saying "when are you gonna get it!!!" :doh:

Monica and Daisy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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When my older one, Myra, wants to go out she huffs at us, and if we are sitting down she will paw at our hands. We have been training the little one, Cello, to go outside, and he is getting good but hasn't shown any interest in giving us these 'cues' yet, other than scratching at the glass door if the main door is open.

Lucky for us Myra, being the perfect Beagle she is, has taken up the role and when he has to go out she comes and paws at our hands! We don't know how she can tell he has to go, but she is right more often than not. Now that's teamwork!
 
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