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How to train your cat to use a cat door

By Hank Champion

If you have a cat that goes outside, then you know about the inconvenience of being their personal door attendant; a cat door can free you both up. There are many cat doors to choose from; examples include the Microchip Cat Door that only opens when a cat with a paired *microchip or collar key walks up to the door and the 4-Way Locking Big Cat Door for cats up to 25 lb. But regardless of which type of cat door you choose, you’ll still need to train your cat how to use it.

Start with the right size

The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you choose the correct size door so that your cat feels comfortable passing through it. You can figure out the right door size in 3 easy steps.

1: MEASURE WIDTH:

Measure the widest part of your cat, the chest or hips. Add one or two inches.

2: MEASURE HEIGHT:

Measure your cat from the top of the shoulders to the bottom of the chest...

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How to train your dog to use a doggie door

By Hank Champion

If you have a dog in your home, you know how often they like to go outside for potty breaks, fresh air or to check on the squirrels.

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By Rob Hunter

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The Do’s And Don’ts For How Long You Can Leave a Dog Alone

By Hank Champion

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By Rob Hunter

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5 Ways to Tell Your Cat You Love Them this Valentine’s Day

By Rob Hunter

Cats are fascinating, mysterious creatures. They’re also adorable, playful and sometimes, a little silly. Cats easily earn our admiration and affection. Our love affair with cats goes back thousands of years.

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How To Keep A Dog From Escaping The Yard

By Hank Champion

Have you ever had a dog escape your fence? Searching for your dog in the neighborhood isn't safe for them and can be stressful for you.