Doorbells!

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  1. CJ

    CJ Senior Member

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    Have you ever considered a bell that buzzes or tone-chimes, like Westminster tones, to see if it doesnt set him off?
    We have a clock that quarter chimes, and does a full Westmister on the hour, and none of the dogs have ever reacted to it,even after an earthquake 'wound' the thing with pendulum sway. Seen some doorbells with changeable or WM chimes.
    Something about a doorbell.. I was watching a TV show where they kept ringing an apartment door, and after the 1/2 dozenth time that the dog with me jumped up, I was seriously considering changing the show just for some quiet enjoyment.
     
  2. lucky_pine

    lucky_pine Senior Member

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    I disabled my door bell and if someone knocks, I scope out the driveway and decide from there. Not a whole lot of people I'll let in my personal safe place.
     
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  3. ChestersMomma

    ChestersMomma Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    For those that are without big hounds to guard them, you can teach you Alexa to bark/snarl when the doorbell rings. You just enable the Add On then say "Alexa tell Guard dog to Guard" and voila!

    Granted, that doesn't help you if you are opening the door and need back up, but it certainly would give knockers the impression that, even if no one answers, "someone" is home and ready to greet them should they pursue entry differently.
     
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  4. secuono

    secuono Senior Member

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    Don't answer door, nor phone, unless I know them and/or am expecting them. Same while I'm out in pasture or barn and someone stops by and tries to flag me down.
     
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  5. StarPattern

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    Cell phones vibrating and buzzing set him off too. He's very noise sensitive and most noises make him crazy. Even text chimes make him jump and pace.
     
  6. EventerNic6187

    EventerNic6187 Senior Member

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    I live in an "up and coming" neighborhood (to put it nicely) so I've got security cameras and a ring doorbell. If I get a notification that there's motion in my front yard, I just look at the camera and decide whether I want to open the door. 9 times out of 10 it's peacocks o_O. the other one time it's the delivery dudes guy with my order of pad thai.
     
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  7. RG NIGHT HEIR

    RG NIGHT HEIR Senior Member

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    Most of the time I answer,while holding onto my viciously barking German Shepherd. "Sorry can't hold onto her much longer " always gets me off quickly.
    Also letting them know what's living here incase they are scoping out the neighborhood.
     

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  8. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    The world has come to a very sad place when so many of us find the door bell or phone or a visitor that impossible to bear and that colossal of an offense. That is very sad indeed.
     
  9. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    I find it offensive when people expect me to suddenly drop everything to pay attention to their royal selves. (Unexpected visitor or phone call.) I think that it’s incredibly self centred of them. I’ve got things to do!

    I don’t mind visitors. I just like to be able to prepare and set up a time where I’m free and able to enjoy their company.

    I’d rather talk in person than on the phone.

    Add to the above that I’ve heard of people being greeted with a gun when they opened the door to an unexpected doorbell....

    I like living. I think I’ll pass. ;)

    Darn millennials, though. They just ruin everything. Society is ruined. And it’s just so sad! :willynilly::bawling:
     
  10. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    It's a good thing there are few Dutch people replying here. If it's your B-Day & you're Dutch, you stay home....and everyone comes to visit you & have tea/coffee & cake/cookies etc.......plus random drop in hello's are very much a normal thing throughout any other time of the year. lol
     
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