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We've had several, over quite a few dogs, and they all learned to use it fast. Can't recall the exact sequence, but it went something like this. Held the door open with one hand, had hand with food right next to the opening where they could see it, pull hand through as they go for the food. Then, I'd just put the hand through the opening so the food showed, and pull it back as they went for the food, so they had to come through the closed flap. Graduated to throwing the food through the opening with the flap held open, then standing on the other side of the opening, calling them through and giving them food when they got out. Repeated on the opposite side so they had experience both ways. Final step was calling them through the closed opening and giving them a treat when they showed up. They got the idea in a matter of minutes (used very excellent treats)
 
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