I finally got a dog door, and now im wondering how do I train the dogs to use it without me having to call their name and hold up the flap? Only one dog will go in and out of it without me holding the flap up, the others go through but i have to call them and hold the flap.
So i got to get them through the door without my help and teach them that they can come and go as they please. Is it even possible to train them that they dont need me to go outside anymore, when they are use to me letting them out all the time?
It is possible to train them to use it but most dogs at first do not like to use them. You have to be very patient. Is it a door that you can see through? If it is I would hold the flap up partway and hold a treat your dog really likes. Call him to the door and if he starts to come out give it to him. Keep doing it until he is coming out. Then maybe start to not pick up the flap.