Teaching old dogs new tricks. My GF has three small dogs, all over 12yo, I put in a doggie door for them, it's been almost a month, and only one has mastered th
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User avatar #1 - flemsdfer ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
Just grab the dog by it's ass and shove it head first through the doggy door until it figures out it can push said door open. Opening the door for it yourself just makes some dogs think you're almighty god, opener of doors.
#31 to #1 - weemando (02/18/2014) [-]
Y....your name.....
#29 to #1 - zeusx (02/17/2014) [-]
grab the dog by its ass you say?
User avatar #2 to #1 - TwelveCharlie (02/17/2014) [-]
Don't you think we tried that? If they haven't figured it out after being shoved through it over twenty times, they'll have to figure it out on their own. The two dummies have learned to follow the third dog through the door, but if the door closes before they get to it, they're stuck on whichever side they're on.
User avatar #3 to #2 - flemsdfer ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
Scare the ever loving **** out of them so they run through the door to get away? I've never had to train a dog to use a door so I'm just winging ideas, man
User avatar #4 to #3 - TwelveCharlie (02/17/2014) [-]
Sure, piss off the GF.
#5 to #4 - flemsdfer ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
Brb, looking for your testicles.
Brb, looking for your testicles.
User avatar #6 to #5 - TwelveCharlie (02/17/2014) [-]
LOL, she's had those dogs a lot longer than she's had me, intentionally harming them, whether physically or emotionally is the one thing that would probably end our relationship.
User avatar #7 to #6 - flemsdfer ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
Damn, that's just too ******* attached. A good scare doesn't hurt anyone.
User avatar #8 to #7 - TwelveCharlie (02/17/2014) [-]
Yeah? Go to a nursing home and see if scaring the hell out of them doesn't hurt anyone, the youngest one is like 85 in dog years,
User avatar #9 to #8 - flemsdfer ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
Hey, you never said they were extremely old dogs.
User avatar #10 to #9 - TwelveCharlie (02/17/2014) [-]
I said they're all over 12yo.
#11 to #10 - flemsdfer ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
I totally missed reading that
I totally missed reading that
User avatar #12 to #11 - TwelveCharlie (02/17/2014) [-]
Oh God, LMAO, I love that GIF.
#17 to #10 - anon (02/17/2014) [-]
try leading them through a few times with food then place a treat on the inside and coax the dog in should work.
User avatar #19 to #4 - tinglyturtletaint (02/17/2014) [-]
Fear is the best way to get them through that I've seen. My cats were too stupid to figure it out until one day they were using a leafblower outside. I threw her out and shut the door so she had no other choice to escape it that to run through the door.
User avatar #23 to #19 - stealthfoxbrony ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
Your cats were using a leaf blower?
#25 to #23 - oceanmist ONLINE (02/17/2014) [-]
Quality 			******		 comment
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#24 to #2 - anon (02/17/2014) [-]
I guess sometimes they're just too old.
#21 - kanatana (02/17/2014) [-]
Stupid dog.
User avatar #20 - rheago (02/17/2014) [-]
She can't enter if the thing is locked
User avatar #39 to #20 - TwelveCharlie (02/18/2014) [-]
No kidding, but it isn't.
User avatar #40 to #39 - rheago (02/18/2014) [-]
Have you tried opening it yourself when the dog is infront of it? so it can see that it opens? worked for our cat
#18 - MegaCommenter (02/17/2014) [-]
Is this a golden doodle? If so, I feel your pain. They are a special kind of stupid when it comes to stuff like this.
User avatar #13 - theannoyingFJguy (02/17/2014) [-]
daisy is a bitch
User avatar #16 to #13 - TwelveCharlie (02/17/2014) [-]
That's very observant of you.
User avatar #30 - chimpaflimp ONLINE (02/18/2014) [-]
If the dog is on one side, hold a piece of ham/sausage/any meat, really in the palm of your hand on the other side. They'll see it and go through the door to get it.
User avatar #36 to #30 - TwelveCharlie (02/18/2014) [-]
Tried that
User avatar #37 to #27 - TwelveCharlie (02/18/2014) [-]
Yes, I know, unfortunately I don't know how.
User avatar #34 to #32 - kommandantvideo (02/18/2014) [-]
there you go! you're getting the hang of it now
User avatar #28 to #27 - hiken (02/17/2014) [-]
The text is totally legible man.
User avatar #26 - mcrut (02/17/2014) [-]
Had this issue, not quite the same but we bought a screen that divides in the middle and stays connected with magnets down the middle. It took the cat one or two times but the dog took atleast a week to figure out the sorcery in the back of our house.
User avatar #22 - datmoustache (02/17/2014) [-]
I hope you noticed the coloured pins preventing the flap from going backwards into the house
User avatar #38 to #22 - TwelveCharlie (02/18/2014) [-]
The tabs allow you to lock the door, lock it so that it only opens out, or so that it only opens in, I assure you it is unlocked.
User avatar #14 - anonemous (02/17/2014) [-]
so you can't teach an old dog new tricks......
User avatar #15 to #14 - TwelveCharlie (02/17/2014) [-]
Sure you can, but apparently only a third of them.
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