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5 Tips to Help Your Cat Break the "Door Darting" Habit


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats )

Cher Away
- 605 days ago - catster.com
Does your kitty attempt an escape every time you open the door? You need to stop that. Here's how



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Just Carole (341)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 5:56 am

I have one like this. "Little One" thinks it's a wonderful game to play. After trying everything else, I finally resorted to the squirt and shut method and keep a bottle near the door.

Unfortunately, though, although I've been doing this for months and months, she STILL tries it constantly! She's a rebellious, strong-willed one. (Wonder where she got that???)

Still, when she runs away, it buys me time to quickly get in.

Thanks for posting, Cher.

 

Nyack Clancy (426)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:37 am
Thankfully, with the door opened- it only leads to the hallway in our apartment building where it's okay for them to be. They don't stay long- they investigate and come back to where their food bowls are, lol.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 11:42 am
You just have to keep an eye on cats. Please make certain your cat has a micro-chip.
 

Kath P. (10)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:18 pm
Both of my cats were rescued during the winter...they have no desire to 'escape' back to that life ;-)
 

Helle H. (21)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:37 pm
I just block the door wiith my bag or my voice, when Plys isn't allowed out.
 

kye j. (41)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:52 pm
Thanks
 

Dianne D. (453)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:27 pm
Good advise. I don't have this problem but know people who do.
 

Mary Donnelly (46)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:11 pm
Seems like hard work. Good luck cat lovers!
 

Thomas P. (467)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:47 pm
Noted....thanks Cher.
 

Stella Gamboni (17)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 8:32 pm
I trained my cat with tough love, persistence and a small alligator at the door.
 

Suzanne L. (153)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:50 pm
I have perfected the raised foot and leg manouver as a visual sign, as hands are usually occupied. This is accompanied by "back, back". There is the occasional 'sneaker' but for the most part it works. No cats or people are harmed in the process.
 

Ivamae I. (0)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 2:42 am
I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this post. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.

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Ruth S. (313)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:06 am
I have never had this problem, my kitties are really good boys.
 

Donna Hamilton (133)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 10:51 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:09 am
Interesting, might work. I never thought about it.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:20 pm
Jajajaja thanks for posting, little fellows, cats really do whatever they want jajajaja
 

Mike and Janis B. (6)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 5:22 am
We have a water rifle for chasing the squirrels off the bird feeders. The few times the cats have escaped they get a jet from that and now we just need to pick it up to deter them.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday December 7, 2012, 3:41 am
noted, thanks!!
 
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