January 2, 2004, Newsletter Issue #108: Is it hard to train your dog to use a dog door?

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Question: Is it difficult to train a pet to use a pet door?
Answer: No. Dog door use typically comes naturally to pets, and so usually it is a relatively simple process. Basically, you prop the door/flap open and hold a treat on the other side of the door. The dog will go through the (open) door. Repeat this process several times and then try it without having the doors/flap proped open.

For more help with training consult the excellent site:
http://www.doggiedoor.com/teachdog.shtml


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