Cat owners can allow their beloved outdoor pet ready access to the house 24 hours a day through the installation of a cat flap. A cat flap is essentially a miniature doggy door that is designed specifically for felines. The opening in the lower part of the door through which a cat can enter and exit is covered with a flap of plastic, preventing the loss of heated or air-conditioned air from the house. Cats often initially approach the flap with trepidation. This initial hesitancy can be easily overcome through the use of some simple cat training tactics.
Open the cat flap. Allow your cat to "make friends" with the cat flap opening before you ask her to contend with the plastic cover. Many cat flaps feature hinges which allow owners to lock the flap in the open position. If your cat flap doesn't offer this feature, you can attach a length of string to the door and use it to prop the flap open. Your cat will be significantly more likely to give the opening a try if there is not plastic standing between her and the outside.
Lower the flap. Once your cat has demonstrated a proficiency in going through the flap opening, put the flap down. This will likely initially perplex your cat.