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.
One moment, they are incredibly lazy and sleeping for hours, and the next they’re popping 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.
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 OWN DOOR
If you truly want your cat to avoid the dog door, you should give her her own door where she could go out safely.
This PetSafe Wall Entry Pet Door for Dogs and Cats comes in either Aluminum or Plastic Door and sizes from Small, Medium, Large, to X-Large. The double-flap design is weatherproof and is good for both your cat and your electric bill as it is energy efficient during both winter and summer. The flap is durable and designed for pets up to 100 pounds. It can be installed anywhere, whether you want it on a door or a wall. It is the easiest alternative for your very own cat door because it has DIY installation and a 1-year warranty for your convenience.
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.