Teach your dog to alert you when he needs to go outside with the officially licensed New Orleans Saints Ding Dong Training Bells!
Simply place the webbing over a door knob or mount it somewhere close to the door your dog would go out. When your dog is ready to go out, use a command like "Ring 'em" and ring the bells. Make sure he sees the bells when you ring them. Continue to ring the bells every time you take your dog out, and soon he will associate ringing the bells with going outside! Be sure to praise him with "Good Dog" and reward his good behavior!
Also can be a good alert of toddlers letting themselves outside or people coming inside.