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    Dog Doors: User Guide

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Installing pet dog doors into your property could make a significant difference to your dog’s life. A dog door can allow your dog access to the garden, extra space to explore and the freedom to move around when you’re not around.

    You needn’t install an unsightly large dog door to keep your dog happy – on the modern marketplace, there are many sophisticated designs that won’t dramatically alter the appearance of your property.

    Learn more about dog door flaps in the guide below.

     

     

     

     

    Pet Dog Doors: A Beginner’s Guide



    •    After you’ve found a dog door online on sites such as Click Pets or at your local pet shop, you’ll need to make the necessary modifications to ensure your dog can fit through the door with relative ease. A dog should never have to face a tight squeeze when it comes to passing through a dog door.

    •    To get the right fit, position the dog door against the door you are planning to cut through. Analyse the size of your pet, and trace a hole that will be easily large enough for the dog to fit through.

    •    Now it’s time to ensure you have the correct to carry out the tricky job of installing pet dog doors. A power drill will be needed to make four large holes at the corners of the dog door, and then a specialist power tool will be needed to saw the outline of the hole.

    •    Once the hole has been made, read the instructions that should have been included with the dog door flap set. Follow these carefully - they can make all the difference when it comes to installing pet dog doors.

    •    Place the frame of the dog door in line with the hole opening of the door you cut. Make sure it is lined up correctly before you proceed with fixing the dog door in place.

    •    Drill holes into the sides of the dog door where screws can be used to attach the dog door to the main door.

    •    Now you can attach the dog door flap. Once it is securely in place, encourage your dog to give it a try – this will demonstrate whether all that hard work has paid off. It’ll also confirm whether any further work is needed to hold the dog door in place.

    •    If you are in any doubt about modifying your door to include a dog door, it’s always best to consult with an expert builder.

     

    Find dog accessories for sale on Click Pets.
     

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