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Review: Up Country Doggie Doorbells

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Does your dog scratch your door and the walls around it when he wants to go outside. Are you tired of the unsightly marks or sick of repairing the damage? Training your dog to use a product like Up Country Doggie Doorbells is an easy solution to this problem.

Doggy doorbells aren't very popular, and I'm not sure why. A lot of dogs scratch at the door when they would like to go outside. The damage causes a headache for home owners and leads to renters losing their security deposit.

A doggy doorbell is exactly what it sounds like – a doorbell for dogs. These devices are easy to use, and it's pretty easy to train your pup to jingle the bell to notify you that he wants to go out. You just slip the bells over your doorknob, and they hang down low enough that your dog can poke them with his nose.

Up Country Dog DoorbellsThe concept of a doggy doorbell is simple, which means finding the one that fits your home and your dog is fairly easy. There are two types of doorbells – electronic and traditional.

Electronic doorbells can be pressed with a paw or nose, and they make an audible tone when pressed. Think of pressing someone's doorbell before entering their home. Traditional models, like Up Country Doggie Doorbells, feature a string of metal bells that your dog can jingle to signal that he wants to go outside.

When you're looking for the best dog doorbells, be sure to keep your pet's needs and personality in mind. Do you think it would be easier for him to press a button with his paw or jingle a string of bells with his nose? It will take longer to train him to use the doorbell if he's scared of it or has a difficult time using the device.

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Up Country Doggie Doorbells Review

Up Country Doggie DoorbellsThe strap of the Up Country Doggie Doorbells is 26 inches long. The two bells on the end, which you can see in the photo above, add an extra 1.5 inches to the length. Depending on the height of your doorbell, this should bring the bells down low enough for virtually any breed to reach.

The strap is made of bamboo webbing, which seems to be quite durable. You may have an issue if your dog is a chewer though. Seeing the doorbell dangling down may be appealing to a chewer. I don't think it would take long for a dog to chew right through the strap, rendering the bells useless.

Up Country dog doorbells are made in the USA.

These doggie doorbells are available in 11 colors, including:Up Country Dog Doorbells

  • bright pink and lime
  • black and tan
  • red and tan
  • forest and tan
  • lime and aqua
  • tangerine and pine
  • brown and aqua
  • navy and aqua
  • aqua and coral
  • purple and grey
  • navy and pink

My favorite feature is that you can have these doorbells personalized. Your dog's name (or whatever you want written on the bells) will be embroidered into the strap. You can get up to 12 characters embroidered for just $6!

A set of Up Country Doggie Doorbells will cost you $21 through the company's website. They don't currently offer their doorbells on Amazon, but many of the company's doggy jackets, collars, leashes and other products can be found there.

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Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.

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