How difficult is it to get easily scared animals used to the petWALK pet door?

In countless cases we have made the experience that also very timid animals quickly get used to petWALK pet doors and show no problems to accept them.

This is explained mainly by the completely different design and functioning of petWALK pet doors.

Unlike traditional manual cat flaps, where the animals have to press the flap with their heads, petWALK opens the door like an invisible butler "thought- controlled", almost silently and automatically.

As most of the animals are used to go through doors or windows, the mode of operation of petWALK pet doors is no surprise to them.

Furthermore petWALK pet doors - already the smallest size- offer pleasantly large through holes. So the animals can stride through the door as on the catwalk with their heads held high and no longer have to squeeze through narrow openings.

petWALK also allows the animals to gradually and cautiously adapt to the newly-found freedom.

The following procedure has proven particularly useful:

  1. First, open the door manually and give the animal time to spot the opening.
  2. Then operate the door by motion sensor and set the door opening time to maximum value.
  3. Then gradually reduce the opening time.
  4. If the animals have lost the fear, then you switch to RFID access control. Optionally, you can also use RFID at only one side (outside) and so, for example, continue to operate the exit by motion sensor.
  5. We recommend practicing as long as possible at the beginning with the RFID collar chip because it provides a greater detection range.
  6. If the operation runs smoothly, then you can try to switch to the operation by implanted RFID chip.
  7. Only when your animals have become completely used to their door, activate limiting programs, such as time, brightness and moisture control.