Where To Find: Poochie-Pets
I've seen doggy door bells before... coming across some in pet boutiques, magazines, online, etc. However, found that a lot of them came from companies that were so pretentious, you practically had to be a millionaire to afford a bell... for your dog to ring when he wants to go out and do a number 2! I'd actually been using an old Christmas bell, tied with a red ribbon to my door handle for years.... but not anymore! Poochie-Bells came to my rescue when they sent out a package for review.
Poochie-Bells are not only made with quality and functionality in mind, but they are chic and affordable too! Each one is handmade in the USA (scoring them bonus points from me!) from durable grosgrain ribbon and heavy duty bells, which are custom made just for Poochie-Bells (no ordinary craft bells to be found here!). The two sets of strategically placed bells are carefully folded and snapped securely into place so that both large and small breeds can easily reach either set - and the durable bells won't be destroyed, ensuring your dog's safety. The four bells are just right so that you can easily hear them, but not so loud that they are overbearing (important for those of us with pooches who are smart enough to learn just how to annoy their humans).
Each Poochie-Bell comes neatly packaged along with a super shiny dog tag and complete instructions on how to train your dog. The dog tag is an adorable extra touch, with the Poochie-Bells logo on one side and "Ring...Ring I want to go out!" on the other (for my fellow craftsters, it looks super cute on your knitting/project bag). The easy instructions are clear and concise, and installation takes 2 seconds - just slip it over any door knob. They would make excellent gifts for all of the doggy homes on your gift giving list this holiday season!
The blue striped Poochie-Bell shown above has replaced that old Christmas bell on our front door and not only does it look great, but we're working on training Sophie to use it now (she didn't really reach the previous old bell).
Check out their website for some fun celebrities & their poochie-bells pics!
CONTEST! Thanks to Poochie-Bells, I have a very chic pink & brown polka dot one to giveaway to one of you! To enter, simply leave a comment here telling me how your dog(s) currently alerts you that he/she wants to go out. Maybe he/she already rings a bell... or does a fancy dance... or howls like crazy? Please be sure to leave a means of contact if your email does not automatically attach to your comment. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 22nd at midnight. Winner will be selected by random number generator.
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