Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
I've had the odd 'door dasher' get by me, but most of the time I've prevented that happening. What you have to do is go out the door backwards. If he's near the door and looks like he's starting to come toward it stomp your foot on the floor and say "no". And only open the door enough that you can squeeze through it. A determined door dasher will usually give up if he keeps running into your foot while you're easing yourself out the door. This method has worked for me.
You may have to decide whether to keep him as an indoor only cat, but if he's too frustrated with that arrangement, I would take him out on a leash for walks. With my two I take them in a pet stroller, and they enjoy walks around the neighborhood and thro parks. It gives them a sense of 'patrolling a territory' and this gives them satisfaction. They will often sit in the stroller to tell me it's time for their "walkies".
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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Last edited by catloverami; 02-12-2017 at 12:46 PM.