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Old 01-02-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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Getting ready to head south and we're taking the dog along this time, all 9 lbs of her. Wondering what folks are using to keep the dogs from going through the screen door other then not using it?
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:40 PM   #2
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You may wish to try these ideas. I spray painted a stencil with glitter paint, (which I would not recommend as it "sheds") and it kept my late dog Wolf and I from going through the closed screen door. Of course, I extended the design to his eye level.
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Getting ready to head south and we're taking the dog along this time, all 9 lbs of her. Wondering what folks are using to keep the dogs from going through the screen door other then not using it?
Hi: padlin...You might be able to use a baby gate across the opening!!! Alf
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Getting ready to head south and we're taking the dog along this time, all 9 lbs of her. Wondering what folks are using to keep the dogs from going through the screen door other then not using it?
Bob, what I did was to train our dog not to go through doors (of any kind) without being allowed to. For me, that was the easiest and simplest way to go. It is a great solution no matter where whether in the trailer, at home, or anywhere else.

Taking dogs on some trips sure does limit options as far as places one can go with them. It is unfortunately necessary due to some unruly dog owners. Jasper just loves camping, and would gladly do it for the rest of his life/
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Some people use a needle and thread to make a design but Sandra's spray paint is much easier ---regular spray paint.
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The paint idea would be cool, Deb would like the little hand prints, wonder if Dallas would get the idea.

Jim, I've heard you can teach old dogs new tricks, but there must be exceptions.

She needs help getting up on the couch these days so I put a wide single step in front of the couch and after many many times showing her what to do about half the time she just sits in front of it and looks at us.
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I have two very active, rambunctious, young dogs that are Jack Russell Terrier/Blue Heeler mix. I decided on a two-week trip to just try using the screen door and see what happened. They completely recognized it as a door and didn't try to go through it! I would just tell them, stay there, I'll be right back, as I do when I go through any door and they would just run to the dinette to look out the window.

Now, to teach them to stay off the dinette table. It's a table, it's a bed, it's a table, it's a bed! They don't know the difference.
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I don't about people's dogs but I need thread or something on the screen door for me!
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I don't about people's dogs but I need thread or something on the screen door for me!
Exactly! The dogs see the screen way better than I do.
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One of our dogs hit the screen once. That was it. Lesson learned. So far the other one hasn't tried it.
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