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So Much for the Child-Guard Latch
On day 2 of this adventure, we found ourselves stacking two budget models above one another, simply to keep Patches from investigating the little munchkin that wanted to play. Go figure. Most families would worry that the dog would eat the cat, but in this case it was the other way around. Our little three pound Oliver was no match for 10 lb. Patches and her claws.
Covered litter boxes with small entrances work great for keeping large dogs at bay, especially if the opening is faced toward a wall, leaving little availability for a snout to sniffle in. Some Woof and Meow families use a second one of these contraptions for a private feeding space, as well. Not a bad idea. If your toy-sized dog or puppy has access to this area, though, all bets are off.
Raised areas for litter boxes and feeding: Now this could be your ticket if you have a dog that is not large enough to ‘counter surf’. Feeding a cat on top of a dryer, sturdy shelf or table, might work if you own a Cocker Spaniel, but your Great Dane may be another story. A jumper could also be a problem. Consider all your pets’ talents when choosing the right option for your home.
Selecting a single room for Meow’s stuff to be housed, such as a bathroom or laundry area, will give all the pets access to the whole house. There’s just one issue with this method; your dog and your cat have to learn to live peaceably TOGETHER. Training Woof and Meow for this is another of our upcoming articles.
Full disclosure: The Litter-Robot and World's Best Cat Litter described in this series have been donated to All Things Dog Blog for an independent review. I have not been paid to provide my opinion of these products, and the opinion provided is my own.
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