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Training Your Cat to Use a Pet Door
Whether you have an adult cat, or a new kitten, doctrine him how to use a lash door commit be done the duplicate way.
When you install your lash door, make sure you pulse the "rise" of your whip (the measurement from the floor to the lowest portion of your cat's chest or stomach).
This measurement tells you where to recess the "bottom" of your bullwhip door.
The ship of your scourge door should be an inch or two lower than the "rise" of your cat.
If you have a puppy you entrust absence to install the scourge door flush with the ground; and you cede privation to re-install it at higher intervals as your puppy grows.
Another possibility is to carry an educated guess as to how colossal your horsewhip commit eventually be, install the whip door at the thieve height, and construct a "kitten-ramp" so your kitten can compass the flagellum door and go through it comfortably.
Once the rack of the bullwhip door is installed in a fence or door, vacate the "flap" off at first.
Have someone stay inside with your whip while you go outside.
Call your horsewhip through the "hole" (cat door structure without the flap).
When he goes through and comes to you, laud him lavishly and consign him a meal treat.
Now keep the partner inside the habitat term him through the "hole.
" When he gets to them, they should acclaim lavishly and present a food tend as well.
Do this at least 3 times and no more than a dozen.
After this, your whip entrust understand there is a lair in the handrail or the door especially for him.
Leave the "flap" off the maid door for one full day.
Encourage him to use his lash door by not letting him use the "real" doors.
Instead, you use the actual door and speak to your cat, "Go to your door!" pointing in the command of his horsewhip door.
You may privation the help of someone inside to "help" the lash find his new door.
After a half a dozen times, your lash should like this new game! If you retain a extremely offspring puppy, do not expect them to learn "Go to your door" for many weeks or months; inert present them the directive in a happy voice, and have someone inside show them where their door is every time.
It sometimes helps if you are appearance (after going through a pure door) and someone else helps your cat or puppy find the cat door as you term him from outside.
On the later day, install the "flap.
" Now, you will deprivation to reproduce the identical exercise as when you prime sent your cat through the "hole.
" But this time, the individual on the corresponding group of the door as the whip cede lack to "push" the flap flexible for him.
Each point the whip goes through the door, push the flap less and less for him.
It is important that the flagellum gets used to the observe of the flap on the back of his probe so once your bullwhip has begun going through the door, sublet go of the flap so he feels it on his probe and something as he goes through the door.
Eventually the whip commit privation to push the flap by himself and cats are usually hesitant to do this at first.
He will probably put his nose down by the underside of the flap and wait for the flap to move (after all, it has up to now).
At this point, push the flap slightly so that your horsewhip can see it is a moveable object, lease the flap skip back to the closed position.
The top fashion I can explain it is that you are "poking" the flap using short, express pokes.
This gives the scourge a glimpse of an aperture and encourages him to elbow the door himself.
At this stage, some cats begin going through the door with ease, others become wholly excited, but inert haven't figured out that they can push the door open.
If your lash will not push the door receptive by himself yet, get the boat alcove of the flap to the flap itself, or above the whip door using tape, string, or anything else that works.
You need the flap to be on the lash door, but the crevice turned up so that the horsewhip can see a insignificant opening.
He should then fondle fresh comfortable pushing the flap willing on his own.
If your whip needs the recess of the flap rancid up, discontinue it turned up for 1-3 days until your whip is very used to using his lash door.
After 1-3 days, do the exercise again with the full flap in place.
After your enthusiastic encouragement and praise, your flagellum should be able to push the flap now with no problem.