Weiner Dogs

whinner dogs

All you want to know about weiner dogs, you might know them as wiener dogs, teckles or daschhunds.

Other names for weiner dogs

Some people will spell this breed as being winer dogs. Dog breeders prefer to call then dachshunds and they are also known as:

  • whinner or whiner dogs
  • sausage dogs and
  • teckles.

How to keep weiner dogs without ever buying one

If you are a pet lover, but your lifestyle doesn’t allow you to walk your dog daily, there are other ways of enjoying whinner dogs like:

  • dachshund Christmas cards
    dachshund christmas cards
  • weiner dog shirts
    dachshund shirts
  • write dachshund checks or
    dachshund checks
  • give a dog lover a great dachshund gift like these dachshund shaped soap bars
    dachshunds gifts
    or this cute pepper and salt teckle gift idea:
    dachshund gift

Everybody laughs with the Ugly Dachshund DVD

the ugly dachshund dvd

Weiner dogs are a very intelligent and lively breed of dogs. No wonder they have been used a lot to feature in movies. If you are a movie lover, then get yourself the overly funny Walt Disney’s The Ugly Dachshund DVD. The movie starts whit a complex but hilarious joke that has the Garrisons couple racing to the hospital for what appears to be the birth of a child. You soon learn that the family’s dachshund is having 3 puppies…

ugly dachshund dvd

For the rest of the Ugly Dachshund DVD you will be enjoying light comedy and not too serious explorations of married life. The film is filled with fun, getting the most possible mileage out of a family comedy about dogs.

Weiner dogs summarized

As you can see in the above pictures, these are cute dogs to have or to feature in cute gifts.

If you want to see how intelligent weiner dogs are, then watch them performing in the Ugly Dachshund DVD.

dachshund desktop wallpaper

Click on each dachshund picture below to download your favorite dachshund desktop wallpaper.

Dachshund puppies

dachshund puppies

If you are looking for a family dog in stead of a desktop wallpaper, consider adopting a Weiner dog or dachshund.

Make sure you contact a pet friendly dog breeder and don’t buy your dog in a shop nor puppy mall. And if you don’t want to spend much money, do visit your local animal shelter or find a more specialized dachshund rescue.

Dachshunds are ideal family dogs: these dogs are sporty, very devoted and also very intelligent. Fun but adequate dachshund training will be very awarding for yourself, your children and your dog as well.

Dachshunds are an excellent choice when you have only a small home but are looking for a good watch dog. Unlike their small size would let you imagine, the bark of dachshund dogs is very loud.

dachshund desktop wallpaper

Weiner dogs are slightly aggressive to strangers. Add to that: these little dogs are extremely alert, and you found your ideal small breed to alarm you when strangers are entering your house or property.

Although Weiner dogs are independent, they overly crave for attention and for belonging to a family.


Dachshunds love to hunt, so if you have a little garden, your dog will show his fun and feisty hunting skills.

Once you have your dachshund desktop wallpaper installed, you will be reminded every day it’s getting time to adopt real dachshund puppies one day 🙂

What is more dangerous: German import Rottweilers, crocodiles or humans all together?

So does that mean that Rottweilers and Stingrays should all be shot dead? And when you loved to watch Steve Erwin playing with and handling crocodiles, should you conclude they are gentle enough you could safely swim with them? I don’t think so!

I got some comments in my Clever dog names post about Rottweilers as if I am advocating that Rottweilers are bad. Well, I am not.

My first dog was a Rottweiler and the main reason I bought him was because he would grow big and therefore could help me out guarding my house that I lived in all by myself.

It’s definitely not a dog to keep on your tiny apartment: this dog has lots of energy and needs to let off steam. A daily walk and workout keeps your dog healthy, in the sense that they won’t act madly energetic around you nor around others. And although Rottweilers look fierce, they are lovely around kids.

Facts about Rottweilers

facts about RottweilersSome facts about Rottweiler and picture from the Belgian Army

  • Rottweilers are a large dog breed originating in Germany as herding dogs.
  • Rottweilers worked as beasts of burden, carrying wood and other products to market.
  • During the first and second World Wars, Rottweilers were put into service as war time guard dogs.
  • Currently they are frequently used as guard and police dogs.
  • A well trained and socialized Rottweiler is a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
  • Rottweilers are fond of children, very devoted, quick to learn, and eager to please.
  • Rottweilers that are not receiving the mental stimulation they need, will find creative and sometimes destructive ways to elicit it. Behavioral problems as chewing, barking for attention can be a result of lack of human interaction.


The Rottweiler is a working dog that is also good for:

  • protection of children,
  • guard duties.

Warning signs

Any poorly trained dog can become a danger in the wrong circumstances!

Lots of pets will warn you before they go to their ultimate defense: attack. Rottweilers don’t waste too much time giving warnings. When the male attacks, he tends to go very still: no warning growl nor warning movement…

Who is the biggest killer of them all?

Well: switch on your TV news and count:

  • how many people are killed by Rottweilers today?
  • how many people are killed by other people today?

That should give you an indication that it is not German import Rottweilers we need to be afraid of… humans clearly have a more violent nature…

List of dog names

Are you looking for a name of your dog? Find them here. Do you own a dog? Add him in the list.

dog name tagThis page provides you an long list of dog names to chose from.

Our aim is to list as many dog names as possible, so…

  • if your dogs’ name is not in the list, please leave a comment and ADD the name of your dog
  • If your dog is in the list of dog names: send us an email at comments[AT]freepuppiesforadoption.com:
    your dog and attach a picture of your pet, so
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house training a chihuahua

Enjoy a clean house: routine is the keyword in successful chihuahua potty training: do know that chihuahuas need at least to go potty twice a day.

You can teach your Chihuahua to eliminate upon command with time and patience. Watch your puppy carefully. They will often start looking for something when they are about to go:

  • catch your puppy at that point and take him to the toilet area
  • praise him wonderfully if he does what you want him to.

You may be surprised just how much and how fast your puppy Chihuahua responds.


  • if you want a gentle and well balanced Chihuahua when it grows up you must treat your puppy with gentle training. Negative behavior must be dealt with in a consistent and kind manner, not by slapping, hitting and kicking. Positive behavior must consistently be rewarded both with praise and with treats.
  • one method of training your puppy is the crate method. Confine your puppy in a crate or a small area. Puppies usually will not soil their sleeping area. Very frequently remove the puppy to an area for waste elimination. When the puppy does have an accident, you can quickly rush them to the appropriate area. But, remember, accidents will happen and do be patient and consistent.

Things you need to know about your Chihuahua

Most adult Chihuahuas can learn to hold it for eight to ten hours if they have to.

Pay attention to your Chihuahua’s toilet schedule. Their eliminations are pretty predictable if you tune in and watch:

  • adult Chihuahuas usually need to go at least two times a day and
  • young Chihuahua puppies more often.

An intelligent Chihuahua usually wants to please his master. He will feed off of the tone and emotion in your voice. In most cases, if you tell him "bad Chihuahua" in a stern voice he will understand that you are displeased with him and that is enough punishment.  He should respond equally well to praise for a job well done. It’s all right to give the Chihuahua small rewards when he goes in the right place.

House training your Chihuahua should be relatively easy if your Chihuahua understands the rules you give him.

Confusion over what he is or isn’t allowed to do is what causes problems. You, as the owner and master of the Chihuahua, have to take control of the situation and outline the rules your Chihuahua must follow.

Chihuahuas learn through repetition and consistency. If you are not consistent with what you ask of him then he will not be consistent with his response to your expectations.

Chihuahuas are particular about where they "do their business". As a rule, they do not usually like to defecate or urinate where they sleep. That is a good place to begin with house training.

How to house train your Chihuahua

Keep your Chihuahua confined to a small sleeping area during bedtime and then, when you get up first thing in the morning, take him to wherever he is allowed to go to the bathroom.

Leave him there until he "does his business". When he is finished you should praise him for being a good dog.

Do this consistently and your Chihuahua should eventually learn the routine. It can be a challenge house training a Chihuahua, but stick with it ad all will work out.

"Routine" is the key word here. Whether you start with a new puppy, or if you bring home an adult Chihuahua, he has no idea of where his bathroom area is unless you point it out to him.

He may not learn it right away and he may make a mistake or two along the way. Don’t be too harsh on him at first. You don’t want him to think that he’s going to get a spanking or have his nose rubbed in it any time he goes to the bathroom. That doesn’t work.

He will just wait until he thinks you aren’t looking and then he will "do his business" and get away from it before you find out and spank him.

Punishment, in the form of voice reprimand, should be inflicted, only when you catch your Chihuahua in the act!. If you don’t catch him within a few seconds of his relieving himself then you are better off to ignore his miscues and focus on the things he does properly. Praise him for doing well.

It is a good idea to use one word that is always a signal that it is time to go "do your business". At our house the keyword is "go out?". If we say to our Chihuahua "let’s go out!", that means it is bathroom time.

Our hihuahua is let out in our garden early in the morning, several times a day (or all day in nice weather), and again just before bed time.

When old Chihuahuas have the routine down well, they actually help to house train new Chihuahua puppies. Anyway, whether you use "out", "potty", or whatever, pick one word or phrase that your Chihuahua will come to understand means that it is toilet time.

Understandably, the best way to train your Chihuahua is to be there with it all of the time. That isn’t always possible for most people but you still need to be sure you spend as much time with the Chihuahua as is necessary to get him to bond with you and to want to please you.

If you must be absent from your Chihuahua then leave him in his sleeping quarters until you get back and then let him out to go to the bathroom. Don’t punish him if he has an accident while you are gone; just take him out to "do his business" and praise him if he does it in the right place.

If you live in a situation where your Chihuahua has to live indoors and be paper-trained: do try using a litter box!

When you follow the tips and techniques above, your chihuahua will be potty trained sooner than later: if you are persistent and reward your pet when he or she deserves it, you will be successful.

house training a yorkie

House training a yorkie will be fun, exciting and successful when you follow these 3 tips and techniques.

Yorkies are very intelligent but have a stubborn personality. They are quick learners but they choose to obey or disobey a command. So be sure to be persistent, consistent, and firm with your yorkie always!

Yorkies love to be praised, as all dogs do, but yorkies even more.

Make sure to train your yorkie yourself. By training your dog yourself, you and your dog will form a bond that can’t be broken and your yorkie will be eager to please his master the most.

3 tips for house training your yorkie

1. Reward Good Behavior

The first way to house train your yorkie is to reward them for their good behavior. If you are trying to get your yorkie to potty outside in the grass, whenever you take them outside to potty and they do it, be sure to reward them.

Also reward your yorkie when he potties outside while you’re playing with them. This will let your dog know that it’s outside where he should potty.

2. Penalty Bad Behavior

Whenever your yorkie does his business in the house, you should discipline them, but only when you catch them in the act! Firmly say "no" and immediately take your yorkie outside to let him finish what he started. Again, reward good behavior once done.

3. Make your yorkie a potty routine

Take your yorkie outside first thing in the morning, at mid-day, and again at night. In case your yorkie will have to go more than that, allow them to do so outside. But this is a good way for them to get on your schedule.

It will also encourage them to go potty. Once they figure out that’s why you’re taking them outside, they will make it a regular routine.

Crate training a yorkie

Crate training can make the process of house training a yorkie much easier: using a crate will keep yorkies confined so they can’t do their business in your house when they would want to.

Make sure a crate becomes your yorkie’s sanctuary and not a convenient way to get rid of your yorkie when you are not around.

Dog crates come in many different sizes, but you need to make sure you find one that is the right size for your yorkie. You don’t want one that is so small that they can’t move in, and you don’t want one that’s too large, or your yorkie will pee in it. You need to find one that is just enough room for them to walk around in.

You will want to put a comfy blanket or doggie bed in their crate to keep them comfortable. Don’t put too much in there at first in the event your yorkie has an accident in it.

Your yorkie should stay in their crate during the nighttime and when no one is at home. This keeps them from roaming the house freely and prevents them from having accidents in the house. Just remember to take them outside to go potty first thing in the morning or when you get home.

If your Yorkie has an accident inside the house, don’t punish them by making them go their crate. You don’t want them to think that their crate is a form of punishment.

Always make sure the crate is a secure, comfortable area for your yorkie. Especially small dogs will actually like being in their crates because they feel safe and comfortable in it.

Crate training works wonders if done correctly. Don’t be surprised that after house training a yorkie, they may still prefer to sleep in their crate.

Training a beagle puppy

Find out how training a hyperactive beagle puppy can be successful and fun, as well for you as for your pup.

Training Beagle Puppies

Beagle puppies are often being passed off as being disobedient, un-trainable, hyperactive and mischievous.

While there is some truth in it, life with a beagle puppy can be enormously enjoyable, fun and downright interesting. What you need is patience, love and the right beagle training principles we will teach you to train your beagle puppy.

Training a beagle puppy cheat sheet

Before training a dog or a puppy, make sure you follow each and every of the following 7 dog obedience tips:

  1. Get your beagle puppy to love its food: try several brands of dog food, and use the one that your beagle loves during your puppy training sessions
  2. Use dog training products exclusive for training: your beagle puppy will look forward to its training session when it realizes that these "toys" are only available during training.
  3. Start young (minimum 5 weeks) but do remember that beagle pup’s attention span isn’t very long. Start out with 4 or 5 minutes of dog training at a time.
  4. Be a firm dog trainer, be excited and praise when praise is due!
  5. You as the dog trainer needs to be the pack leader: dogs are most obedient when they know their place in the pack: you should be on top!
  6. Keep patient, persevere and make 100% sure you and your dog love the training sessions all the time, every time! Beagles love to have fun, so being excited during their dog training will help in prolonging your puppy’s attention span.
  7. Use your puppies voluntary behavior: when your beagle puppy does something voluntarily that can be used as wanted behavior, praise your puppy by teaching him the word for that behavior. You’ll be amazed how quick a beagle puppy learn this way.

Beagle dog training

Know your dog breed. Beagles are hunting dogs so they love the outdoors. Make sure you start your puppy training ASAP with letting your beagle puppy out each day for at least half an hour:

  • for exercise and
  • for plenty of fun, human interaction.

Training beagles is fun as beagles love to please!

Start training your puppy in your garden. Once puppies are obedient there, go to the outdoors where there is much more distractive excitement interfering with you training your dog.

At 10-weeks old, you can start calling your beagle puppy "Come here" with lot of excitement in your voice:

  • When your puppy comes back to you, praise and if needed or desired, give the puppy her favorite treat.
  • When your puppy comes back a few times, you are sure she knows the command
  • Only then when she is disobedient (as all little puppies will do from time to time) punish her by:
    • waving your finger at her in disapproval
    • speaking in a harsh, disappointed voice
    • put her in a "punish position" or on a "punish place" (like what your mom did when she ordered you to stand in a corner).

During beagle puppy training, always make sure your puppy understands that:

  • it’s more fun to please you and "play your game" than it is to not obey you
  • you are the boss, but you are a boss that knows how to make fun!

Once you see your beagle puppy lying on the ground, teach her the "down" command.

Add to that the "keep" command to keep your dog in the same position: hold her tight to the ground with your hands if needed and keep on teaching the "keep" command.

Again when training beagle puppies:

  • enforce your command at all costs; otherwise you lost your credibility
  • NEVER let your puppy get away ignoring you, never!
  • praise when commands are obeyed and punish with a verbal scolding
  • always finish any dog training exercise with a command that has been obeyed and give lots of praise.

Teach your dog to go in his doghouse when needed, and add to that the "keep" command so your dog knows he has to keep there.

I train all my dogs to go into their doghouses on command and I keep them there with the ‘whoa’ command. I’ll point to the doghouse and command ‘get in there’, or ‘go lie down’. I do this because I don’t like getting jumped on come feeding time – and a dog in the doghouse is much less apt to get into trouble by barking when they see me coming, or hear the food dishes clang.

Training my dog

Since we use our beagles to go and hunt rabbits, at 3 months of age, we will take our pet rabbit in the garden, let it hop around some time and fix it at one location (we tie it to our apple tree). Then we introduce our beagle puppy in the garden and wait.

We wait until voluntarily until our beagle puppy will notice a new scent in the garden. Once she managed to follow the scent and find the rabbit, teach your puppy the word rabbit.

Then let the rabbit loose: it will run away and excite your beagle puppy to follow it (which goes naturally most of the time). Again you have your beagle puppy voluntary sniffing and looking for the rabbit, so you just have to teach here the command: "find" during the activity.

In order to training a beagle puppy getting used to gunshots, it’s always a good idea to fire a gun at feeding time.

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How to house train your puppy

Learn how to house train your puppy in just a few weeks. Find out exactly when to take puppies out and the signs to watch for (see above picture).

Training your dog to go outside is going to take some time and you’ll be cleaning up some messes, so be prepared but enjoy once your puppy is house trained!

House train your puppy when he has to go

  1. First you need to know when to take your puppy out to do his business. The main times to take puppies out are after eating, playing or running around. Also after he has been chewing on a bone or toy, and of course right after he wakes up, even from a tiny nap.
    As your puppy gets older, you’ll be able to lessen the number of trips outdoors and your dog will learn to hold it or let you know if there is a need to be filled.
  2. Second important house training technique is to keep outside playing to a minimum while you are house training your puppy. You can use going out as a reward for going potty.
  3. Third step is to learn your puppy some human language. After you have taken your puppy out to go potty and he’s walking around start saying "go potty" of whatever word you would like to use.

Then when he does start going potty make sure while he’s going potty you say "go potty" or whatever your choice of words are, so that he knows "go potty" means pee or poop.

Eventually your puppy will go potty on command so you don’t have to stand outside waiting forever 🙂

As with any dog obedience training: Be consistent and persistent. Right from the start, you need to make sure you teach your puppy the rules. One rule is not to do his business in the house. Obviously, your new puppy won’t really get this at first, so you’ll need to be very persistent to reach your goal of having a housebroken puppy.

House training your puppy in enclosed spaces

If you want to avoid having to clean your entire house, keep your puppy contained to one place. You will have less to clean up if you keep your puppy in one area of the house.

In fact, one form of puppy training involves using a crate to keep the dog contained. The crate can be placed anywhere in the home.

If you decide not to use a crate, though, you can still put the puppy in a specific room, particularly at night. Laundry rooms often work well for this since they are easy to clean and warm. Your puppy will also feel more comfortable in a smaller space at the beginning.

Things to avoid when house training your puppy

If you don’t see it, don’t punish it. Imagine walking into the room and finding a puddle or a nice little pile of doggy poo waiting for you. This is NOT the time to express your displeasure with your puppy. He won’t understand since the act has been done and he doesn’t know what you’re upset about.

The only time you should penalty your puppy for making a mess indoors (and by penalty, I mean scolding and perhaps shutting up in his box) is when you actually see it happen. Act immediately, or the entire thing will have vanished from the puppy’s mind and you won’t be doing any good at all.

Do not put food near your puppy at night. By making sure that your puppy isn’t eating at night, you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle. You can remove food and water a couple of hours before bedtime and take the puppy out for a walk before turning in for the night. This will work to prevent too many bathroom trips during the night.

Good luck with house training your puppy!

House training your puppy requires patience and consistency, much like toilet training a toddler does. The end result is having your dog enjoying life as a house pet and willing to let you know when he or she needs to go outside.

As long as you are consistent and patient with your puppy, you’ll find that he is eager to please and will do his best to learn bathroom rules quickly.

Dogs really do want to make their humans happy and if heading outside when nature calls is what makes you happy, then you can bet that’s what your puppy will try to do.

7 famous celebrities that own one or more cavalier king Charles spaniels from Ronald Reagan to Amanda Bynes.

Actress Kristin Davis once rescued Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy which she named after another famous actress: Elizabeth Taylor. Her puppy grew up to become a mother of 3 new puppies, one of which Kristin is holding in the picture below:

cavalier king charles spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy from Kristin Davis
(picture taken November 2007)

Ronald and Nancy Reagan took their dog Rex with them when he took office in the White House:

Rex: a cavalier king charles spaniel owned by the Reagans

The dog that appeared on the cover of Hollywood Dog once in 2006 with Ghost Whisperer actress Jennifer Love Hewitt was of course her own pup with the all but original name of Charlie:

Jennifer love hewitts carrying her pup Charlie

Friends start Courteney Cox owns 2 of them, named Hopper and Hardy:

Hopper and Hardy, dogs of Courteney Cox

Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher walks her 2 spaniels Klaus and Pip:

Teri Hatcher walks her 2 dogs Klaus and Pip

Mischa Barton also owns 2 dogs, Charlie and her ruby cavalier Ziggy:

Mischa Barton walking her 2 cavaliers Charlie and Ziggy

Just some piece of advice: be original when giving your dog a name, as you don’t want it to become yet another Charlie like Amanda Bynes called her pooch:

Amanda Bynes carrying her cavalier king spaniel dog Charlie

Dog House Training

dog house training

Master the easy and effective way of dog house training: enjoying a clean house with a happy dog and a happy owner. Dogs love to do their business outside the house, so all you have is to teach them "a trick" how they can get out of the house to do their business. Dogs love to learn tricks, so here goes.

Fun and easy steps to house training a dog

If you don’t ant your dog scratching your door each time he wants to go out, try to train him to ring a bel for example. Some owners teach their dog to bark when they want to go out, but I strongly advice against that: suppose your dog is barking because he hears a burglar and your spontaneous reaction is opening the door… You see what I am getting at.

  • Get yourself a bell that’s easy to ring butt strong enough to withstand your dogs paws. Hang the bel on the door knob at your dog’s nose level. You can DIY or buy a dog door bel in your local pet shop:
    House training a dog 
    House training a dog with a dog door bell
  • Every time you need to take your dog out to potty, make sure he hits the bell first before you open the door (or you help the bell hitting the dog…). This will train your dog that the sound of the bell is related to the door opening.
  • Now put your dog’s favorite treat on the bel. Of course your dog will go for it and ring the bell. So you open the door. Now your dog learns that when he rings the bell, you will come and open the door for him (the dog
    training the master so to speak…)
  • Keep on repeating the 2 previous steps until one day your dog rings the bell all by himself. Now make sure you are around, ask your dog if he wants to go out, and when your dog rings the bell again: open the door for him and be sure you just house trained your dog!

Extra accessories when house training a dog

When you are house training a dog, make sure you use a timer, treats and pee pads:

  • time the amount of training you are giving your dog. After one hour, your dog is literary dog-tired butt he will never show it to you. So time your training sessions and always end on a positive note.
  • food dog treats are the most effective to reward your dog, but don’t exaggerate: use commands like "good boy" or a caress to reward your dog as well. Obese dogs aren’t happy dogs so go easy on dog treats.
  • pee pads absorb a dog’s urine very well, so are very useful when you just start to potty train your dog. You rather have your dog using the pee pad than using your carpet when it isn’t house trained yet.

How to punish when house training a dog?

Dogs love positive attention much more than they hate negative attention. Because even negative attention is better than no attention at all and above all, dogs love to play around.

Physical punishments aren’t an efficient training method: your dog will get confused that one time your hand caresses him and the other time your hand punishes him. When your training is not successful, it is mostly you doing something wrong rather than your pet doing something wrong. The best way to show your discontent is a "firm No!".

Totally ignore the dog if he doesn’t obey any of your commands. Do not even look his way as the most severe punishment for not obeying your commands. Dogs thrive on attention and when you ignore your dog, he wont get any attention. If you practice this continually, your dog will eventually make the connection.

Maybe what you are asking is "too complicated" for the dog, so be patient and go over all the steps again that you want your dog to do. Quickly rewarding your pet for each desired behavior is much more effective than punishing the dog over and over again. Your dog will understand fast that something is wrong, butt you need to train him an alternative that is right or your dog will have no choice butt repeating the wrong behavior.

Never let a puppy do something you wouldn’t like a grown up dog to do! Because one day your puppy will grow up as well and not at all understand that why the behavior he had when being a puppy is suddenly wrong behavior. Nothing worse than confusing a dog when training them: always be clear and persistent in what you want and reward your dog when he achieves what you want him to achieve.

If your dog still doesn’t learn to go out when he needs to go potty, then you need to make sure he uses the pee pad each and every time. Once he starts using a pee pad on his own, you need to slowly butt surely introduce it outside the house. Sooner or later your dog will get the hint that he has to pee outside, so all in all: house training a dog boils down to:

  • breaking things down in clear and easy steps
  • being patient and explaining your dog over and over again
  • and worse case scenario when your dog doesn’t seem to get it: accommodating to what your dog does and building on that to reach the desired behavior.

What is so great about this bell-house training a dog? You can bring the bell with you and your dog to any place other than your house. As soon as your dog needs to go potty, he will ring the bell and you know what to do. This way of house training a dog is great when you have an older dog that needs to potty more often and knows how to tell you in advance.