Any tips to teach my Coton to use a doggie door?
I got a great doggie door for a sash window that leads to the deck. My dog (a 4-yr old female Coton de Tulear we just adopted 4 weeks ago) is still very skittish. I think one of the reasons she doesn't want to use the door is because of the noise the magnet makes, and she doesn't seem to want to push the flap. I've been trying treats, and so far, she has only gone through the door 2-3 times, while we held the flap open. She zooms through the door so fast, she doesn't even stop for the treat. Even "yummy chummies" (she loves those stinky treats).
She will scratch on the window next to the flap, but won't even try to push the flap. I would like to teach her that it's OK to do potty on the deck, in case I can't make it home on time... Although she goes potty just fine on the sidewalk when I take her out for her walks. Any tips?
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