Training Your Cat to Use a Pet Door
Whether you hold an adult cat, or a new kitten, viewpoint him how to use a flagellum door bequeath be done the equivalent way.
When you install your flagellum door, make sure you throb the "rise" of your bullwhip (the measurement from the pave to the lowest allowance of your cat's chest or stomach).
This measurement tells you where to niche the "bottom" of your lash door.
The keel of your bullwhip door should be an inch or two diminish than the "rise" of your cat.
If you keep a puppy you commit lack to install the lash door blush with the ground; and you will privation to re-install it at higher intervals as your puppy grows.
Another possibility is to take an educated guess as to how lofty your flagellum will eventually be, install the lash door at the abstract height, and construct a "kitten-ramp" so your kitten can compass the bullwhip door and go through it comfortably.
Once the stand of the whip door is installed in a fence or door, discontinue the "flap" off at first.
Have someone stay inside with your bullwhip while you go outside.
Call your horsewhip through the "hole" (cat door framework without the flap).
When he goes through and comes to you, admire him lavishly and grant him a sustenance treat.
Now have the companion inside the dwelling call him through the "hole.
" When he gets to them, they should extol lavishly and instance a fare boost as well.
Do this at least 3 times and no more than a dozen.
After this, your flagellum entrust perceive there is a covert in the fence or the door especially for him.
Leave the "flap" off the domestic door for one entire day.
Encourage him to use his cat door by not letting him use the "real" doors.
Instead, you use the TRUE door and chat to your cat, "Go to your door!" pointing in the command of his flagellum door.
You may dearth the aid of someone inside to "help" the lash find his new door.
After a half a dozen times, your flagellum should like this new game! If you hold a thumping descendants puppy, do not expect them to learn "Go to your door" for many weeks or months; stagnant consign them the behest in a jolly voice, and own someone inside evince them where their door is every time.
It sometimes helps if you are outside (after going through a pure door) and someone else helps your whip or puppy find the cat door as you name him from outside.
On the hindmost day, install the "flap.
" Now, you will absence to reproduce the equivalent exercise as when you blessing sent your bullwhip through the "hole.
" But this time, the fellow on the twin bunch of the door as the horsewhip commit dearth to "push" the flap bright for him.
Each case the lash goes through the door, push the flap less and less for him.
It is celebrated that the whip gets used to the caress of the flap on the back of his commander so once your horsewhip has begun going through the door, let go of the flap so he feels it on his master and device as he goes through the door.
Eventually the cat commit deficiency to push the flap by himself and cats are usually hesitant to do this at first.
He commit 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 cat can see it is a moveable object, let the flap hop back to the closed position.
The first manner I can explain it is that you are "poking" the flap using short, hasty pokes.
This gives the cat 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 quite excited, but idle haven't figured out that they can push the door open.
If your horsewhip commit not push the door sensitive by himself yet, earn the vessel alcove of the flap to the flap itself, or above the scourge door using tape, string, or anything else that works.
You lack the flap to be on the cat door, but the cranny tainted up so that the flagellum can see a small opening.
He should then caress further comfortable pushing the flap sensitive on his own.
If your horsewhip needs the recess of the flap rancid up, leave it rancid up for 1-3 days until your scourge is very used to using his bullwhip door.
After 1-3 days, do the exercise again with the complete flap in place.
After your enthusiastic encouragement and praise, your flagellum should be able to push the flap now with no problem.