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    How to Make Use of Dog Doors

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    If you have an active pet dog who likes nothing more than lazing around in the garden, a dog door may prove the best present you could give him. Dog doors are similar in appearance to cat flaps – but on a much larger scale.

    Learn more about how to install dog doors in your home in the guide below.

     

     

     

    Pet Dog Doors – About Dog Door Flaps



    1.    First of all, you’ll need to make a sensible decision about where the dog door should be installed. While in an ideal world, you may wish to place pet dog doors on the front door – this may not be a practical option. If your dog has a tendency to bark and jump up on people, placing a dog door at the front of the house may actually cause more damage than good.

    Consider visitors who may not welcome a dog leaping out of the door – the postman, delivery drivers etc. And consider the dangers of allowing the dog the freedom to roam in close proximity to the road.

    2.    Therefore, the most sensible option is to install a dog door that allows access to the back garden or garage; basically any areas where the dog can explore and relax without coming into contact with non-family members.

    3.    Dog doors should reflect the size of your breed of dog – for instance, if you own a small dog, a small door will suffice. Dog doors can be expensive and in some cases unsightly, so installing a sensible door is crucial – a large dog door may not be necessary.

    4.    After you have installed a dog door flap, put it to the test. Gently encourage your dog to move through the flap – he may be reluctant at first – to ensure the flap isn’t too much of a tight squeeze. This will also allow you to check whether the door is securely fastened in place.



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