I can’t imagine this is the first time this has been brought up so I apologize for any duplication. My dog is currently trained to push a button to go outside. The button sends out an audible alert. But I can only hear it if I’m sitting in the same room and if the TV is not too loud. It would be amazing to have a similar button that would send a notification through the Ring Chime devices and thought my phone that would alert me throughout my house that my dog wants to go outside or wants to come back inside. There are some devices available but everything I find has one or two sending devices and only one receiving device. I need multiple sending devices and multiple receiving devices. It seems this would be a logical next step for a device that works with the ring architecture and infrastructure. Any chance this might be a product you’re working on?
Just to set expectations, Ring never pre-releases information on products/features that they are working on in these forums. If such a device was to be released we’d all learn about it at the same time when a public announcement was made.
Also, is most cases a product suggestion will need lots (maybe in the hundreds) of votes before Ring takes notice to consider the suggestion.
Have you considered making a doorbell for pets? That way my dog can press the doorbell (inside or outside) so she can go potty or come in and I will be notified. If I’m not home but someone else is, I can let them know to let the dog out, or if I’m in a different part of the house, I would be notified that she needs to go outside.
It would have to be a totally different ring sound and a different notification on the app. I’ve seen ones that you can use velcro or something sticky to adhere the pet doorbell to the floor or door, but haven’t seen one that will notifiy you on your phone. Thanks for considering
Doggy doorbell. No camera, just doorbell function that alerts you on app and turns on ring video doorbell if you have.
Would also be good as rechargeable battery so we can mount on any surface without having to drill for power source.
I have 3 dogs that go in and out on their own and sometimes try to alert us they wanna be let in.
Definitely just a for fun idea for pet owners
I think that a great addition to the ring line would be a dog button.
This dog button could be placed at any door (or different buttons at different doors) and connect to the ring system.
When the dog pushes the button, ring would activate letting the home owner know that the dog needs out to do his/her business.
The device could also link with Alexa, sending a notification thru the whole home system.
Many people know that dogs are often used as service animals for people. Being their eyes, their ears or even emotional support. But did you know that it’s estimated that 5-10% of all dogs in America are deaf (or partially deaf)?
I recently rescued a fully deaf dog that is the sweetest boy you could ever imagine. However, because his original owners didn’t know he was deaf, he was chained to a porch and left there because he was “a bad dog that didn’t listen”. As such, he was never properly potty trained and lets face it… Not every person understands what a dog is saying when he/she wants to go outside.
By having a dog button, the dog would be able to let everyone know that it’s that time. Something that would help these buttons would be a light up function as well as audio. This would help both dogs and owners, even if one or both of them suffer from blindness / or deafness.
I understand that many of you are busy with all the other cool new gadgets like drones, and robots and stuff. Don’t get me wrong, those are great things that bring a lot of joy to people, I just hope that you can consider something like this that can be life changing for pets and owners alike.
Fun idea for dog owners