Joyce Lubec, Maine 3/15/2013 10:20:56 AM We gave our golden a voice. When he was a puppy we taught him to ring a bell to go out. It was very useful for us to know when he needed to go out.We have a big property and just let him out. Now he will ring the bell to play ball, and to go out. He has also improved the game by ringing the bell at his dinnertime if we are late, and just now he rang the bell very clearly and led me to the counter where I had some cheese out. Luckily he does not use this all the time, just when he thinks it is likely we will respond. He is a very kind, obedient, calm and patient dog and real asset to us and joy to own.