Installing and training our Dogs to Use Pet Doors

Having a dog can be one of the best stress relievers that we can get for ourselves but then it could turn things around and it might even cause us some degree of stress. Of course, we cannot deny the cuteness but we would start stressing about it when they keep on insisting to go outside and then, once we are outside, they already want to go inside. This can be pretty exhausting so we have to make sure we find the right solutions. For the consistent coming in and out of our dogs, we only have one solution and that is to get ourselves some pet doors that we can install in all our doors everywhere in our home. This would not only give us a peace of mind but also a freedom for our dogs to come and go whenever they want. They no longer have to whimper or scratch our doors for them to go out or come inside because they have the flap that helps them to use their time to go outdoors anytime of the day. They come in sizes so we have a lot of options to determine which one would be best for us. There are things that we need to consider when installing and how we can convince them to use the door.

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Training Your Pet

It might be a new thing for them so they might at first would not like the idea of using the flap. We need some assistance and we can ask help from someone that we know and whom our dog also knows. They can assist us by holding the reward at the other end of the flap. This will require patience from us as they would not get used to the idea of using that kind of tool. Be willing to repeat the training over and over again until they get used to it. You do not have to push them because they would not love it and they would be scared at it instead of loving it. As time goes by, they will get used to the idea of using a flap door and never forget to reward their achievement.

Measure First Before Buying Pet Door

We do not want to make mistakes because we do not want to waste money and time. We have to measure not only once but twice so we can make sure that we have the right measurement. It would be irreversible to have a hole cut through our door. After measuring the size of our dog, its height, its shoulders, make sure that you give some allowance but not too much so they can pass smoothly.

Putting up the Dog Door

There are manual to assemble and install the door for our pets before we start working on it. Carefully read the instructions so that we can minimize mistakes. The template should be installed properly so that there would be no mistakes.

It can be pretty exciting giving our dogs new things to do. When they seem like they do not want to use it, do not give up. Give them some time and have patience in training them.