I love my potty bells. They were a game-changing tool in getting Matilda potty trained.
But they’re annoying. Especially when she crashes into them ten times because I’m not getting up fast enough. And at night, the clattering bells wake up my family members. They’re kind of an earsore.
That’s why I was so excited to hear about Paws2Go… and I know you’re going to love it too.
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Paws2Go is an electronic, smart potty bell system. When your dog presses the button, it lights up, plays back your recorded message, AND…
SENDS A NOTIFICATION TO YOUR PHONE. I’m dead serious.
It’s crazy. Now your dog can “text” you when she needs to go out.
What Exactly IS Paws2Go?
When you order Paws2Go, you get the button, already loaded with 3AAA batteries and ready to set up. Turn the button over, remove the little plastic tab, and press the red button to record your message.
I went with “Let’s go outside!” because my dogs know what that means. So, if Matilda presses the button, it will summon Cow. You can re-record as many times as you want. You can even record your old-fashioned potty bells in the beginning to help your dog get the concept, or if you ever miss that noise.
You can also download the Paws2Go app (it’s FREE!) and synchronize the button with your phone over Bluetooth. Then, every time your dog presses the button, you’ll get a notification on your phone as long as you’re in range (100 meters or 300 feet). Our button is downstairs and I get notifications upstairs.
The Most Little-Friendly Smart Potty Bell!
When researching electronic potty bells to feature here on Little Dog Tips, a common complaint in reviews was that small dogs were not strong or heavy enough to set off most buttons.
I was concerned because Matilda, at 5 pounds, is very light on her feet. I didn’t think she would be able to make Paws2Go work.
So, I was pleasantly surprised when she got it right away.
As it turns out, Paws2Go was created with the inventor’s small dog, Reese, in mind.
Paws2Go doesn’t have a mechanical push-down button functionality, it’s more like a touchpad. But it won’t go off randomly because it has a <1 second timer – so your dog has to give it a deliberate touch to make it go off.
I’m finding the touchpad to work fabulously. It goes off when it should, but it’s not overly sensitive.
Other Notable Features
The blue lights are not easy to see in my videos because I recorded in a bright room, but I love that both the lights and buttons are blue. Dogs are red-green colorblind, so blue is very easy for them to see. That’s why so many toys, agility courses and gadgets for dogs are blue.
The AAA batteries can last up to a year, and I kind of love that this uses common, easy to find batteries.
Lastly, I’m glad that you don’t have to mount it, unless you want to. You can just set it on the floor.
Who Would I Recommend Get Paws2Go?
If your dog is already potty bell trained, it will only take a few days for her to understand that Paws2Go has replaced it.
If your dog is not yet potty bell trained, you can start with Paws2Go, and you might notice fewer accidents once she realizes how easy it is to communicate with you, even if you’re not closeby.
I would also recommend Paws2Go for deaf dog parents – both people with hearing loss who have dogs, and people who have deaf dogs. The blue lights and text notification seem like they would be super helpful for either.
The regular price for Paws2Go is only $49.99, and for the holidays it’s on sale for $39.99. Snatch it up!
If you’re willing to wait and try your luck, we’re hosting a giveaway – one lucky winner will get their own Paws2Go! Must be 18+ with a mailing address in the USA to enter.