Training your cat to use the magnetic collar key:
Before allowing your cat to use the cat ﬂap, it is wise to acquaint your self with the operation of the magnetic lock. From the outside of the house take the collar key in your hand and then move it to the bottom of the ﬁxed tunnel attached to the inner frame. You should hear the lock mechanism “click”. (Please note that this will only work when the cat ﬂ ap is fully assembled).
Leaving the magnet on the tunnel, push the ﬂap using your hand. You should note that the ﬂap will not open if you hold the collar key against the ﬂap in your hand – only when leaving it on the ﬁxed tunnel. You can prove this by trying to push the ﬂap with your hand when the magnet is not on the tunnel. Only when the cat is comfortable going in and out of the cat ﬂap whilst the ﬂap has been propped open, (in line with the general training tips in the previous section) should you ﬁt the collar key onto your cat’s collar. When ﬁxing the collar to your cat, ensure that the collar key is positioned centrally below your cat’s chin. (Please note that the magnetic collar key is required only to enter the cat ﬂap).
Some cats can take time to get used to the operation of the magnetic cat ﬂap - some learning more quickly than others. The emphasis here is on persistence; try using a favourite treat to not only coax your cat through the cat ﬂap, but to encourage the cat to move their head, and therefore their collar key towards the base of the tunnel.
If your cat has only just become familiar with the using a cat ﬂap, it may take some patience to teach your cat how the magnetic function works. When your cat makes progress, give them a lot of praise. Keep repeating the exercise until your cat can come through the cat ﬂap comfortably.
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