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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” — Roger Caras

Stopping Kitty Using the Dog’s Door

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As much as we would like to believe that cats have nine lives, it is apparent that they are some of the most sneaky and tricky creatures to take care of.

They are usually lazy and yet they always manage to pop out of nowhere unexpectedly. If you own a dog or your house just have a built-in dog door, you might notice that even cats like using it as an escape route. This could be alarming especially if your house is just beside the road. There are high statistics of cats getting road-killed, and you want to secure your pet from getting hurt.

Top 6 How To Keep Cat From Using Dog Door

Teach your cat not to use the dog door

Cats are smart and can be trained to do or not to do certain things. The best way to communicate a new directive is to train them to specifically avoid the dog door. This could be done in many ways depending on your style of training and teaching your pets.

Give your cat her door

If you truly want your cat to avoid the dog door, you should give her a own door where she could go out safely.

PetSafe New Wall Entry Dog and Cat Door - Pet Door with Telescoping Tunnel - Large

This PetSafe Wall Entry Pet Door for Dogs and Cats is made of either Aluminum or Plastic Door and comes in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large sizes. This is good for both your cat and your electric bill as it is energy efficient both during winter and summer. It is the easiest alternative for your very own cat door because it is DIY and has a 1-year warranty.

Educating and Training

In order to stop your cat going out at will, either through her own door, or the dog’s, it’s worth looking into either magnetic pet doors, or a door that’s quite heavy and therefore Kitty can’t push it open. Doors that issue a cat deterrent odor are a good idea, too.

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  • ENCOURAGE EXERCISE AND INDEPENDENCE: Give your cats and dogs freedom to go in or out without asking for your help to open the door—perfect for potty breaks or play time
  • INSTALL ANYWHERE: A wall-entry door is great for homes where installation to an entry or side door is not practical
  • TELESCOPING WIDTH: The telescoping tunnel accommodates walls that are 4 3/4 - 7 1/4 in thick; compatible extension kits for thicker walls over 7 1/4 in are sold separately
  • EASY INSTALLATION: This do-it-yourself project easily installs in all types of interior and exterior walls; cut-out template and step-by-step instructions are included
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT: The double-flap provides weatherproofing and energy efficiency, and a slide-in closing panel adds extra insulation when your pet is not using it; PVC frame withstands UV exposure
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