DingDog the Dog Bell Alert Device


No matter what you call them: man’s best friend, fur babies, dogs are not just pets, they are family.  In the United States two thirds or 65% of Americans own at least one pet, with dogs being the most popular across all generations at 48% (Ameritrade, 2020).  Dogs were the most popular pet among millennials at 61%.

According to the ASPCA, we love our pooches so much that Americans spend an average $1,400 on their furry family members per year. (Ameritrade, 2020)  Millennials are prone to spend even more, approaching $4,800.  In a survey conducted by OnePoll for MetLife Pet Insurance, the survey found that while half of pet parents said they tried to budget how much they spent on their pet this year – averaging $2,640 for the entire year – the reality of how much they spent nearly doubled (Tylerpaper.com 12/11/23).

All new pets need certain basics when joining their new family: a pet bed or crate, food and water bowls, a leash, toys, and basic behavioral training on how to interact with adults, children or guests.  But don’t forget the very important potty training.  Every pet owner learns quickly the importance of teaching their new pooch how to make their need to go outside known.  There are many options to help dogs of all ages to communicate their needs: from the simple – barking, standing at the door, whining, and scratching at the door – to the high tech – electronic sensors and doorbells to alert owners.  For those who cannot be available at all times to let their dogs in and out there is always the pet door, but it has its drawbacks as well, including having to put a hole in the door or wall and more than just their dog using the door.

One popular training technique is training your pet to use bells hung on the doorknob or near the door that they can touch with a paw, their nose, or any other part of their body to alert you that they need to go outside.  It is simple and inexpensive, can be heard within the house, and allows the dog to ring repeatedly until the door is opened.  So how do you know when your dog wants or needs to come back into house from outdoors?  You can’t always stand at the door watching for when the dog is finished with his business or play.  In addition, homes can be noisy places – the loud TV, children playing, the vacuum whirring.  There needs to be another way to alert you.

The Dog Bell Alert Device, or DingDog is the answer to this dilemma by linking a basic training technique to our smart devices.  We all have our cell phone with us, or nearby, and smart home advances are making it easier to sync up devices to make our lives, and the lives of our pets, easier every day.




Special features

  • Simple to train to use
  • Easy to transfer to the exterior of the house in a simple and intuitive way
  • Able to send a signal to a plug-in doorbell type receiver
  • Ability to sync to smart phones
  • Ability to sync to third party apps
  • Ability to sync to smart home devices
  • Ability to sync to video doorbells
  • Ability to sync to home security systems




Dogs have evolved to look to humans to solve their problems, and humans benefit too:  when dogs and humans look into each other’s eyes, they both release the “affection hormone” oxytocin.  This creates a feedback loop and a strong emotional bond between human and dog which partially explains why there are so many dog lovers today (ScienceMag, 2015).  Moreover, during the pandemic, Americans turned to pets for comfort.  In a survey, 15% of Americans said that they acquired a dog during the pandemic via pet shelters, welfare, or rescue organizations. (Petfood Industry, 2021)

The Dog Bell Alert Device allows for an intuitive extension of a simple, basic training method that dogs of all trainability levels can master.  The devices currently on the market for this purpose are difficult to train a dog to use because you are not outside to train the dog when it has the need or urge to go back inside.  Hanging bells on the other hand are easy to train a dog to use because every dog needs a way to alert the owner that it needs to go outside.

The DingDog consists of a weather resistant belt, multiple bells, and a transducer which emits an electromagnetic signal.  The dog simply paws at the bells or nudges the bells with their nose or any body part causing the bells to ring and a signal to be broadcast to a receiving device such as a plug-in doorbell receiver or any synced smart device.  This allows the dog to signal the need to come inside even if the owner cannot be waiting at the door.

Hanging bells have recently become one of the most common ways to allow a dog to alert the owner of this need.  By leveraging a “need” it makes the training simple on the inside door.  Once the dog masters using the inside bells, then the bells can be added to the outside door. This is because the dog already understands that when they ring the bell, the human will open the door.

Dogs will often scratch at the door, bark, or jump on the door to be let back in because people may not be able to hear a bell placed outside.  The Dog Bell Alert Device provides an alternative to these annoying and possibly damaging behaviors.

Materials needed to produce the Dog Bell Alert Device:

  • Weather resistant strap
  • Bells
  • Plastic Covered sensor/transmitter
  • Battery
  • Plug in receiver for doorbell version
  • Plug in receiver for Wi-Fi connection
  • App for use with a smart phone or Wi-Fi enabled smart device



The Dog Bell Alert Device is covered by United States Utility Patent: 11,315,395




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