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Re: Dog has to go out alert?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2010, 04:24:12 PM »

Yeah glad I thought of that...hahaha  rofl

I kinda like the big red security button idea, but that would require training and unwieldy dog
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Re: Dog has to go out alert?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2010, 04:30:34 PM »

ahhh, not much training. remember that tasty stuff earlier in the thread. Just put some peanut butter on it...
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Re: Dog has to go out alert?
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 09:53:18 AM »

You could always just add a pressure sensitive mat  Don't like the chime that comes with it, wire in a security sensor and have AHP do the rest! ;)
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Great idea!!!! I feel complimented that we think alike.

You might be able to use something like an Alarm Mat (you can actually make your own) that the dog would trigger when it sits at the door. The closed switch could be used to trigger a powerflash module.... or a hacked "eye" motion sensor. Even a security Door/Window sensor (DS10A) if you use a HA PC with AHP running 24/7. (The siren used with the Harbor Freight mat is WAY too loud for just an alert)
I don't know how I missed that Dave. B:(
The best & cheepest solution  would be to make your own mat (from your link Dave) keeping it small and placing it right where the dog sits or make a small strip mat (no one said it has to be as big as the example) that sits right at the edge of the door.
People usually won't trigger it but the dogs front paws should.
Hook up a security sensor and have AHP just turn on a light when activated when the sensor resets light goes out.
Use your example of triggering a night light and the system won't be as irritating as a chime especially if a person trips it!
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Re: Dog has to go out alert?
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2010, 04:59:34 PM »

Anyone tried a pressure mat on a couch? 6 seater in my case.
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Re: Dog has to go out alert?
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2010, 09:47:52 PM »

Anyone tried a pressure mat on a couch? 6 seater in my case.

I tried a pressure mat on a chair... actually hidden in the cushions of a chair (when I was developing my Automated Chair). My test didn't work well for me. The mat would get folds in it and it would remain triggered/tripped/as if in use even... when it was not in use. I had to go a different direction.
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Re: Dog has to go out alert?
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2010, 06:44:23 PM »

Got the chime and a few big red buttons. The buttons are smaller than expected ( thumb size ) and a bit too tactile for a lap dog to use. However the big red buttons could be useful in the bedrooms at night when I'm fumbling fir my glasses and palm pad during some panic type event.
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Re: Dog has to go out alert?
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2010, 08:52:50 PM »

Mount a "Big Red Emergency Button" on the wall and teach doggy to cold nose the button when he needs relief.  :'

Got the chime and a few big red buttons. The buttons are smaller than expected ( thumb size ) and a bit too tactile for a lap dog to use.

Maybe a large paw shaped (doorbell) dog button.... wired to a PalmPad.  rofl

Maybe... if you could just teach the dog to bark or "speak". Not that I would EVER recommend waterboarding (for a dog).

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Re: Dog has to go out alert?
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2010, 10:59:27 PM »

I was actually checking out the sofa scram for the couch.

I might just try a motion sensor on the floor first.
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