This is a very simple and straight to the point guide about the pros & cons of a dog door.
From buying, to installing, to getting your dog to use one – we’ve listed both the positives and negatives you will want to be aware of.
We’ve tried to present an equal amount of both pros and cons to give you a realistic idea of what to expect.
We’ve also linked you to a guide of the best dog doors available right now so you can see practically how these pros and cons translate into the top rated dog doors on the market.
Let’s jump into and check out the list!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
Pros & Cons Of A Dog Door – What To Be Aware Of Before Buying
Pros Of A Dog Door
- They come in many different types of dog doors such as regular dog doors, weatherproof dog doors, heavy duty dog doors, high security locking dog doors, electronic/automatic dog doors and more!
- They can be installed in many different mounting locations such as doors, walls, windows, sliding doors and more
- They allow your dog to go outside without you having to be home
- They allow your dog to go outside when you are home but without you getting up
- Some dog doors are very quick and easy to install
- Some dog doors don’t require you to cut or modify your existing sliding door or window – they can be removed quickly if required
- There are cheap and affordable basic dog doors available for those looking for something simple and value for money
- There are a range of sizes to choose from for a range of dog sizes
- Most dog doors are quite easy and straightforward to install with minimal construction knowledge
Cons Of A Dog Door
- Some dog doors are expensive
- Some dogs are scared of dog door flaps or panels, and will need to be trained to get familiar with and use them
- Some dog doors may require you to get a professional to help with the install as they may require some retrofitting into an existing door like a french door for example
- Some dog doors don’t seal properly and will let the cold in
- Some dog doors come with weak or low quality fixings/screws
- For most dog doors, you’ll probably need to make a trip to the hardware store to get additional screws, fixings and weatherproofing strips
- Automatic and electronic dog doors won’t always work reliably or accurately – they all have their own design flaws
- A skilled intruder can probably find a way to get through the most burglar proof dog doors
Where To Check Out Some Of The Best Dog Doors?
You can check out some of the best dog and pet doors on the market in this guide.
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