Q: "I have a quiet dog, virtually a non-barker. I need to know when she has to go outside to potty. Where can I find a dog doorbell that uses batteries? I don't want bells hanging from the ceiling or from the door knob like the bells on Santa's sleigh/" Thanks. Joe.
Answer: We currently sell two different dog door bells
. The Pet Chime
by Lentek-Koolatron has two parts, the paw transmitter and the receiver. The Pet-2-Ring Dog Door Bell
has a platform lever that pushes a round door bell knob. The Pet-2-Ring lever takes only a light touch anywhere on the large 7 inch by 6 inch panel to cause the door chime to sound.
The Pet-2-Ring is a new product, Made in USA. The weatherproof plastic base dog doorbell receiver and transmitter can sit as a single unit on the floor near a door to your yard. Wall mount the unit if you wish,hardware included). The receiver is small and can be placed on a table, window sill, shelf, etc. The advantages of the Pet-2-Ring unit include the large platform, the sensitivity (only a gentle touch is needed to activate the chime) and the 100 ft range. Because the unit uses C batteries, transmitter battery life is typically a year or more.. The receiver unit includes a replaceable lithum battery that can last 2 years or more. Purchase two units if you want one inside your home and one outside. The advantage is that you can now place each receiver 100 ft from the door. This means you can have one upstairs and one downstairs or at each end of a larger home. Pet2-Ring dog door bells can also be used for outdoor/indoor cats. Many service dogs for those with brittle diabetes are trained to use the Pet-2-Ring rather than to bark when glycemic levels change.
We've sold the Pet Chime for many years. The receiver generates either a door chime sound or a barking dog sound. Frankly, I never advise the barking dog sound as it could encourage a dog to bark in return. Extra paws are available: you can use the same receiver for 1 or more paws. The chime is the same so you may get some exercise if you have more than one door into your fenced back yard. The Paw requires more pressure than the Pet-2-Ring to transmit to the receiver. Also the Pet Chime is less waterproof due to the open space around the paw. The Pet Paw uses one 9 volt battery: the receiver chime uses 3 AAA batteries. Unless you put the Paw in a waterproof bag, the Paw may fail if exposed to rain or snow.. The Paw activates a chime placed at 30 to 100 ft away. This is Made in China.
Thanks for your question. Enjoy your dog.