Saturday, March 14, 2009
A pet door makes housebreaking so easy. It was a trick at first to get Africa comfortable going through the door. It helps to have a pet door larger than our house. In our case we could crawl in and out through the door and give her a treat if she followed. Eventually she became comfortable enough to go in and out herself. If you are crate training like we are, you may also be able to put the crate up to the doggy door at night and then your puppy can go in and out only through the dog door and that will reinforce where the defecating takes place. This worked brilliant for Africa until she somehow was able to push the crate away from the door and escape into the house.