Dog owners who are considering a doggie door in their house not only want for their dog some freedom, but some relief from having to walk the dog out every time it wants to. The most common type of doggie door is the door mounted type. Shoppers should note some considerations when buying – whether you need an automatic door, the particular size you need (you might have several large dogs), and the installation ease (you may need a handyman, if ever). Dog doors also have lock settings the owners can adjust.
Not every homeowner wants their pet doors on the bottom side of one of the house doors. Sometimes, you just don’t want to see your beautiful door sawed through. Installing a patio dog door facing the wind might be a bad idea, in case you live in areas where there are particularly strong winds. It’s possible you might lose in-house heat because of it. Not to worry, as there are also available wall-mounted doggie doors.
If you want your pet door installed on the lower part of one of your walls – perhaps near your back or front yard, make sure the area is not near any cabinets or tables – or objects the dog could knock over on its way in or out your house. This is crucial, so that your pet will not injure itself.
A doggie door automatically spares you from being interrupted from whatever you’re doing in order to get up and let the dog out. The dog will be able to do this on its own – get in and out as it pleases – and you won’t be resenting the dog for interrupting you.
Many dog owners agree that having doggie doors make for a healthier dog. Not all dog owners have enough time to consistently play with their pets. Your pet would love it if it can roam around your home as it likes. When you keep your dog inside the house for some time, that cabin fever might create problems. Dogs that are not socialized properly might get too excited when they sense other dogs, ending up in scratched furniture or knocked over lamps and other breakable items.
Sometimes you may need to spend some time away from your house – a vacation, a visit to another country, a sabbatical – and whoever will babysit your dog might not understand the nuances in its behaviour the way you can. Your dog might get stressed out. A reliable and easy to install dog door can solve these problems.