http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=katastrophe-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002EAM02A&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=4141A9&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrWe purchased this instant screen door last year because Skye likes to rip through the traditional door, and this year with Mal newly come into our family it’s made housebreaking him very easy. All we had to teach him was that he could go through the hanging screen whenever he wanted to and a couple of rewards for when he did make it into the yard and voila, housebreaking was a snap.
The only difficulty that we’ve had with Mal and the screen is that he enjoys leaping up on it while going out, which has led to him shredding the bottom of the screen and removing the weights, which has made it difficult to keep that sucker closed and obviously the flies out. So a new screen is going to have to be purchased.
If you are thinking about using this screen for housebreaking a young pup, let me share some facts with you.
We brought Mal home on April 17th and by May 1st he’s already pretty much housebroken. The only problem with this method of housebreaking is that he doesn’t let us know when he needs to go out, which means if the door is closed for whatever reason he’ll have an accident.
But I’ll have that problem fixed in a future training session, when I teach Mal to ring a bell whenever he wants to go outside.