If you’re a dog owner, you know how important it is to provide your furry friend with the freedom to come and go as they please. That’s where dog doors come in. Dog doors are not only great for your convenience, but they also provide numerous benefits for your beloved pet. In this blog post, we’ll explore why dog doors are a win-win for both you and your dog. From increased exercise opportunities to improved mental stimulation, discover how a dog door can enhance the lives of both you and your canine companion. So open up that door (pun intended) and let’s dive into the world of dog doors!
Dog doors can be a working person’s lifesaver. No more running home for lunch, cursing at the slow traffic, or hoping that your dog was able to “hold-it” all day.
They can be installed in a wall, a door, sliding glass doors, and even metal panels. Just be sure that your yard is totally fenced and that there are no holes inviting your dog out of the yard.
Dog Doors : Great For You! Great For Your Dog!
Advantages of a Dog Doors
- You don’t have to play doorman to your dog during your favorite shows.
- No more urgent wake-ups in the middle of the night.
- You don’t have to worry or feel guilty if you are running late getting home.
- No more accidents to clean up!
How to Measure for a Dog Doors
- The width of the opening should be a little wider then the widest part of your pet.
- To figure out the height of the opening measure from the top of the shoulders to the chest just behind the front legs.
The perfect example is Sarah. Sarah’s previous foster parent had this to say about our energetic Shepherd,
So you definitely want to put the dog doors in a room such as a mud room, kitchen, or den. Also you will want to place a good quality mat inside the doggie door.
Installing a dog door in your home can be a game-changer for both you and your furry friend. It provides convenience and freedom for your dog to go in and out as they please, saving you from constantly having to open and close the door. Additionally, it promotes independence and helps satisfy their natural instincts. Dog doors also offer benefits such as increased exercise opportunities and improved mental stimulation for your pet. If you have any questions or want to share your experience with dog doors, let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who invented the dog door?
Although Sir Isaac Newton is frequently credited with creating the pet door, people have been making openings in their walls for animals for thousands of years.
What makes a good dog door?
Pick a dog door that can support your dog’s weight and size. Some can handle dogs weighing up to 220 pounds. Your dog might not utilize the door if it is too small or might hurt themselves going in or out. Make sure your animal companion can leap or walk through the opening by lifting his feet high enough.
Why is it called dogging a door?
The definition of dogging according to Wikipedia is “the use of a mechanical device called a ‘dog’ to fasten something to something else (for example, doors, hatches, or shafts).” We’re on the right track at this point because in the hardware industry, the term “dogging” refers to the use of a mechanical device to hold a latch in a retracted position.