I was just reading about a family who was having to juggle their cats and dogs going in and out of a doggy door. Apparently, the dogs had the freedom to go in and out, but the cats did not, but started using the doggy flap. Now that must make the cats feel that things in their household were a little unfair, especially once they have tasted the outdoors and realized that it’s such a beautiful and interesting place to be. Cats do have feelings about their treatment in the household.
A lot of people on the forum were suggesting to shut the doggy flap and remove the doggy flap. Many seemed very concerned about the safety of the cats, and keeping them indoors.
Then someone mentioned a fence enclosure. Once that idea was suggested the discussion ended and the thread was locked. It was mentioned that lots of people just don’t know that they exist. There are fence netting extensions that can be added to any existing fence.
Think about the reduced headaches of having to juggle your animals going in and out if you knew they were safe in their back yard. It’s a very affordable option and relatively easy to install. Finally, peace of mind and a very equitable arrangement for both the dogs and the cats. Best of all, mom and dad can relax knowing their animals are protected from leaving the yard space, and the animals can still use the doggy door which was installed for their convenience and independence.