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We have a dog flapp to which is even more annoying
Unless one is dilligent a dog flap can be a hinderence rather than a help/ I have a dog door but I would never consider a dog that is trained to use a dog door as house trained there are some very important aspsect like learning to hold it that a dog does not have to learn when it can use a dog door. That is not to say that it is necessary to have a "house trained " dog but it is important to understand the limitation.

Keep in mind all housetrain involve teaching the dog a substrate preference. That is what is under its feet when it goes. For paper training that means newspaper., for most house training than can be grass, or in urban setting pavement. But here is the limitations of the dog door. One people tend to be less dilgent in makeing sure the dog goes out when it needs to because they do not have to be as activily involve. If the do become involve it is usually only when the weather is nice so many dog door owner tent to teach the dog it is ok not to go out if raining etc by example. Because they are less diligent in making sure the dog does go the have a tendecy to sneek of an find a new place to go which Because the reasing of bowls and bladder relieve pressure it is a "pleasureable" experience and the dog starts to developing a new substrate preference before the owner relizes it. THe only solution is remedial house training 101 to retrain the proper substrate preference. Fortunately most retraining involves less effort than intial training did.
 
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