''PET CHIME'' DOG-OPERATED ELECTRONIC DOOR CHIME
plus shipping and handling from Pettails.com, 415 Pisgah Church
Rd., Suite 344, Greensboro, N.C. 27455, 877-PET-TAIL (877-738-8245),
fax: 336-288-8922, Internet: www.pettails.com
by Lillian Srivastava of Chicago, Ill., and Joyce Deily of Charlottesville,
you tell if your dog wants to go outside?
has plagued the human race for millions of years. Traditionally,
dogs have alerted their masters by going to the door and then
either whimpering, barking, scratching the door, or making wee-wee
on the floor. Some dogs do all four of these things, just to make
sure the master gets the message.
days of ''low-tech'' communication between dog and owner are finally
over, thanks to the amazing PetChime dog-operated wireless electronic
door chime. When the dog wishes to go out, it simply presses its
paw on a special pedal; this activates a chime that, according
to the PetChime literature, can be programmed to go either ''woof-woof''
this is the ultimate gift for the dog-owner on your gift list.
Just imagine how thrilled that person will be when his or her
dog learns how to operate the PetChime foot pedal (allow six to
19 years). Our guess is that the dog will be extremely excited
about discovering yet another way to make noise. We would not
be surprised if the dog filled the house with the happy electronic
sound of ''woof woof'' (or ''bing-bong'') at all hours of the
day and night! Perhaps some day you will be able to buy a companion
device called the MasterReprimand, so that the master could simply
push a button to activate a recorded message that would shout
at the dog: ''STOP PRESSING THE PET CHIME PEDAL, DAMMIT!'' The
dog, hearing this stern reprimand, would immediately make wee-wee
on the floor.