Update Feb 6, 2013 ~ Compaign Ends
Throughout this campaign, your support and generous contributions have given us so much encouragement. We are delighted that many of you like the product and are finding success with it, so quickly. We had fun conducting this campaign and connecting with all of you, the dog lovers.
Have fun and let us know how the product works for you and your beloved dog(s). We love to hear your feedback!
Update Jan 24, 2013 ~ Shipping Started
We started shipping today! We will ship the products in the order that contributions were received. When you receive your doorbells, please read the instructions first before testing and installing. This is especially important if your dog is sensitive to sound.
Update ~ Sample Sign-off
Just received the samples to sign-off for the first production. The first batch is coming soon... Cheers! Watch the unpacking video in the Update section.
Door-scratching to Bell-ringing
Are you familiar with this scene, beautiful doors ruined by your beloved dogs? If the dogs could speak, they would tell you it is equally frustrating for them.
Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell solves the problem and transforms it into a rewarding experience for the dog owners and their dogs.
- No more door-scratching
- Great for house training
- Easy installation
- Wireless, range up to 250 feet
- Hear it anywhere in the house
- Easy to train and loads of fun
- 36 selectable tunes
- Proud dog, happy owner
- And yes, cats can use it, too…
How It Works
Installation is super easy and no wiring is required. It can be installed inside or outside.
Can My Dog Learn It?
Simply put, yes. Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell is built with training in mind. We provide detailed, step-by-step, and easy-to-follow training instructions. Like Pebble, our Whippet, your dog can learn to ring the Doggie Doorbell and be happy and proud every time he does it.
Training Enhances Bonding
Training makes your dog happy and smart. It deepens the bond between you and your dog.
All experienced dog trainers teach that fun and positive training enhances the bond between the owner and the dog. It is a vital ingredient in a rewarding pet-owning experience. Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell is enthusiastically embraced by dog trainers as a great training tool. Many dog owners who have tried this product tell us how happy and proud their dogs are when they have learned this trick, not to mention how amazed and amused the owners and their friends are!
Our Progress So Far
Since the begining, this project has been embraced by our community. From friends, to dog owners, to trainers, to pet store owners, to business counselors, we received so much support, encouragement, and wonderful ideas. Now, with your support, we will be able to put the product into the hands of many more dog lovers.
The funding will go toward completing the tooling work and the first batch production. Your pre-orders will help bring down the per-unit cost. Thank you, IndieGoGo!
Blue for Boys and Pink for Girls
When ordering, you can specify your preference for the blue or pink accent of the receiver. We will try to match your preference when possible.
Both Coming In and Going Out?
Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell can be used by your dog for both coming in and going out.
The secondary receiver can be placed on a different floor.
No problem. You can get one of the following multi-packs. (Other configurations may be available upon request.)
Note: All multi-packs contain complete individual units. They can work together in the same household or as individual units in different households. In other words, you can get multi-packs and distribute the individual units among friends.
“Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell is so much easier to train with than other types of doorbells. It is also a valuable tool in teaching a dog the proper doorbell manners.”
~ Julie Flanery, CPDT, Certified Dog Trainer, Wonder Dogs, Philomath, OR
“Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell is a smart invention that gives the dog a fun and positive way to interact with the owner.”
~Julia Bowlin, Dog Trainer, Eugene’s Dog Whisperer
“… it is the best investment I have made for my Miniature Poodle. … In just a few days my Poodle was pressing the bell to go outside. No more wet door rug! Best of all is the portability of the unit. We travel quite often so I take the Doggie Doorbell with me and stick it on the new door and my Poodle always knows how to tell me she needs to go outside. I even use it in hotels! Thank you for a great product.”
~ Darlene Kellerman, Dog Owner, Therapy Dog Volunteer, Eugene, OR
“No more door-scratching! Our dog, Scooter, uses her doggie doorbell many times every day. We humans like knowing when she's ready to come back indoors from the yard, and Scooter likes that she can get our immediate attention and door-opening service when she rings her bell. If we don't respond quickly, she rings it a second time!”
~ Betsy Datri, Happy Dog Owner, Eugene, OR
“I am very pleased with your professionalism. You have pride in your work… Once again, thank you for your ingenuity.”
~ Kit F., Lebanon, OR
Compared to Other Solutions
People have come up with different ways to save the doors. Each approach has its advantages and limitations.
Jingle bells can be hard to hear if you are not in the same room or it is hung outside the door. Electronic sensors sense the presence of the dog near the door, but the dog may not have intended to go out. Door protectors work great to protect the door, but it doesn't give the dogs a good way to communicate their needs. A great opportunity for training and bonding is lost.
Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell is easier to train with. You can hear it from anywhere in the house. The bell will only ring when the dog intentionally triggers it. (The more they use their brain, the smarter they get.) The communication is intentional and positive. When they ring the doorbell, you will be so delighted and amused that you want to reward them. It is an all-around happy experience.
Pebble Smart LLC was founded by Keith Jin and Yin Lei, and inspired by Pebble, our family's beloved Whippet. Pebble came to us on a Valentine's Day and we fell in love with him.
At Pebble Smart, we believe smart training tools can help transform behavior issues into opportunities for fun and positive training, which deepens the bond and brings more joy in pet owning. Every pet product we invent and make is for the love shared by people and their pets everywhere.
Our sincere appreciation goes to the people and dogs who contributed to the video:
Darlene Kellerman and her Miniature Poodle, Kozi, for their support and for sharing their experience with us.
Kai Burley, for his great music work.
William Haldane, for brainstorming ideas for making this video.
Betsy Datri, Brian Eimstad, and Scooter, for being our very first testers and enthusiastic supporters. The dainty little Scooter learned to ring the doorbell with her paws.
Jennifer Biglan, for being an amazing dog trainer. Her Husky, Kyla, was ringing the doorbell within minutes.
Molli, the little sweetheart Cockapoo, for showing us how quickly she could learn this new trick.
Ginger and Griffindor, the Labdoodle, for testing our early prototype.
And those loveable and funny dogs, for demonstrating the problem that inspired Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell.