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Trigger doorbell from phone

Community Member

I would like the ability to trigger my doorbell from my phone.

My dog is triggered by the doorbell and we are trying to train it out of him, through desensitisation and rewards. However he is a very smart puppy, and if I leave the room to physically activate the doorbell he knows that's not the same as someone else arriving.

The doorbell is also a smart puppy and won't work if it's not mounted, so I can't just bring it into the room with me for training.

A simple solution would be to allow me to trigger the doorbell from the Home app.


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,


Thank you so much for bringing this up to my attention! The Nest Doorbell (battery) is not meant to train dogs, but I like that idea, and I could see how it could be helpful. I will go ahead and submit this feedback forward for you. Thank you for all of your patience.


Please let me know if you need further assistance on this issue.

Best Regards,


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Ian4,


I just wanted to follow up and see if you're still in need of help. Please let us know as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. 



Community Member

Well, thanks Brad, I'm sure it's not meant to train dogs, I was just giving an example of why this use case was useful to me. Glad to know it'll be fed back, but the lack of customisable options for the doorbell leads me to think Google has abandoned development of this product. Basic things like this, separating the chime, not being able to schedule alert hours... I don't think Google cares about some of their Nest products

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,


Thanks for the details. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us @Ian4. We understand that having these features would be helpful. We value your feedback. Rest assured that we're working hard on adding more features to our devices to give you a better experience.


Let me know if I can assist with anything else, otherwise I’ll be locking this thread after 24 hours.