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    My specialty is herding cats. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    My specialty is herding cats. LOL!
    Be sure and get a video of that!!! lol

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    Ill throw this out there, but we installed a doggie door on a house and dogs wore a collar that would open door when they got close. Dont know how its holding up but thay loved it.

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    Last time I lived in a house with a cat, the cat door was used by racoons. There's no thrill like walking into the kitchen at 2 AM finding two adult racoons hissing at you. (They don't like brooms, btw.)

    Question... if a racoon can figure out the door, what's wrong with your cat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdnordahl View Post
    Love it!!!

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    I am not a cat person.

    But I married one.

    I sent you a PM on a "cat closet" concept.

    I will gladly share more info if you would like.

    Please see the PM> (4 large dogs and 2 cats all living semi-harmoniously in one house here)

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    P.S. cat closet concept (like the cat door to basement concept) only works if the cat's shoulders are narrower than each and every dog's shoulders in the house. The key is to create a space that a cat can squeeze through, but a dog can not.

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    First you need a can of gas and a match....

    A JOKE !!!!!

    From what I read your cat will not go out, correct???
    Cats are a$$holes but would put the cat in a air crate and start with a dish towel, but would hang the towel so that the cat could see under it
    and feed it on the other side, kind of like put it in the crate and if you want to eat you will have to go under the towel, then after the cat was doing
    would do the same with the real cat door. But would make sure the crate was jammed up tight so the cat only has one choice.
    I would also start with the cat outside so to come in it would have to go threw the door.
    then would only feed it on the other side of the door until it got it.

    But I should say the only thing I've trained my cats is to not attack me when I go in my shop
    but that is still not 100%

    good luck

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    I have been "owned" by two cats for the past 40 years. (not the same cats) and from two to five dogs on various occasions. Now have two cats, a apple head Semi and a Hemi, with two Labs. The cats rule the roost. Training is somewhat of a joke, the cats own the space and the dogs tip toe around them. Lots of luck. They are indoors cats as most the dozen or so have been with the exception of one. I do frown on outdoors cats as they do a lot of damage to young game birds etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tulip View Post
    Last time I lived in a house with a cat, the cat door was used by racoons. There's no thrill like walking into the kitchen at 2 AM finding two adult racoons hissing at you. (They don't like brooms, btw.)

    Question... if a racoon can figure out the door, what's wrong with your cat?
    This is too funny. I have kind of experienced this.

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    These were tame though.

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    I have found racoons are very dexterous and can open most anything, especially if you don't want them to.
    Our neighbor built a completely contained screened unit so his cat could go outside, play in the grass etc, but not get at birds/mice or onto the road. It has ramps for climbing and shelves for sunning itself. All while staying protected from large predators(mostly coyotes)

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