- Dec 5, 2017
- Southern U.S.
Put a tiny plate on the far side of the trip plate. I used a half of a tiny paper plate. I bent one side up a little so they had to go closer for the food. Licking something takes longer. I used Gerber 2nd foods all meat baby food. No onions or any other ingredient. If you need to put stinky fish or whatever he likes, do that. If he is so involved in yummy food he loses track of what he is doing, it’s easier to get him. As I said, try practicing with the filled water bottle inside the house first. See if you can do it. If he is only halfway in, you may have him get out. Be calm. Patient. Wait and watch. I know it’s hard but if he is all the way in but dodges the trip plate, the water bottle trick can be better. Even if the Trip plate is not set ( you won’t set it if the other door is open and you are triggering closing with the bottle) he can avoid the trip plate but still be caught. Practice this! You must place the bottle so it does not get caught in the door. You must be amble to snatch it clear and this is why I say to practice. It really isn’t hard, you just have to know where to place the bottle. You may have to tip it a bit. Practice outside too on uneven ground and get the feel for doing this. This is exactly why I love the Trucatch traps! You can do this!