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- Keith Jin of Eugene, Oregon, invented a 'doggy doorbell' so his greyhound Pebble can let him know when it needs to go outside and get back in
Jin says he is looking to create doorbells for other domesticated animals, including cats
PUBLISHED: 12:58 EST, 7 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:12 EST, 7 December 2012
It’s never too late to teach your dog how to act more humanlike – with the right device.
One man’s greyhound kept scratching at his doors to get outside, so he invented a 'doggy doorbell’ to keep it from ruining the wooden doors around his home.
Keith Jin of Eugene, Oregon, invented the device to allow his dog Pebble to better let him know when it needs to go outside and get back in, KVAL-TV reports.
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Smart dog: See Pebble run towards the door
Getting approval: See Pebble look up at her owner before ringing the doorbell
No more door scratching: See Pebble ring the doorbell to get outside
The portable, mountable device, which Jin named ‘Pebble Smart,’ rests on the inside and outside walls by his front door at about the same height as Pebble’s elongated snout.
It has a big yellow pad with a space behind it to insert treats.
That is how Jin trained Pebble to use the doorbell.
Now Pebble knows the best way to get her owner’s attention when she needs to go outside.
Let me in: See Pebble ring the doorbell to get back inside
Affectionate greeting: See owner Keith Jin welcome Pebble back in
'Pebble Smart': See the doggy doorbell, which Jin says he will begin to redesign and market for other domesticated animals
The ‘Pebble Smart’ doorbell has been so successful, Jin told KVAL that he is looking to create doorbells for other domesticated animals.
‘Cats can use this,’ he said. ‘I think eventually we’ll make a version especially for cats.’