Your dog is a member of the family. That means you want to make life as easy for them as possible. Maybe you’re not home for long stretches during the day, and your dog is stuck inside. You might even be at an age where you can’t get to the door quickly and your dog must wait to go outside. Wondering if a dog door is an option for you? If you’re considering having a doggie door made, take a minute to discover a few surprising facts you didn’t know about pet doors.
Dog Doors Spell Freedom
Many dog owners install a dog door for convenience. They train the dog to use the door hoping it means they’ll spend less time letting the dog in and out. While that’s a great reason to buy dog doors, there’s something else to consider. Freedom! Dogs are like kids. They enjoy the freedom to come and go as they like. They love playing outside whenever they feel like it, not necessarily when you shoo them out the door. A dog door gives them that freedom. It also means they’re less likely to get bored when you leave them home alone. Boredom often leads to destructive behavior.
Housebreaking Made Easy
Did you know housebreaking doesn’t need to be a stressful time for you and your pup? If you’ll install a custom dog door, you can have it sized big enough for an older dog. The older dog shows the puppy how to use the door to go outside. Puppies naturally follow their older dog friends around. Soon enough you have a trained pup who knows how to go outside on their own. Not only is housebreaking made easy, a dog door also makes it easier for your dog to escape in an emergency. This is one thing most pet owners don’t realize when they install the door. A dog used to letting himself outside is more likely to go out through the doggie door if there’s a fire or other emergency.
You Might Play Teacher
Keep in mind your dog most likely won’t intuitively know how to use their new dog door. If you’re luck and have an older do who already knows the ropes, they can teach the new dog. If your pup is an only child and you put a new door at their level be prepared. You may end up down on the ground showing the dog how it’s done. Comical, yes, but everyone needs a teacher when learning a new skill. Maybe do it when the neighbors are least likely to be hanging over the fence watching you.
You Can Replace Your Sliding Door
Dog owners who have sliding glass doors often think they can’t use a dog door. If you have a vinyl door frame, there’s no reason why you can’t. In fact, you have a couple of options. You can opt to replace the glass on the sliding panel, or you can have a door flap made that replaces the screen door. This is great news if your only door to the yard is a sliding door.
Doggie Door Deter Prowlers
Find a dog door for sale in Orange County and you give burglars a bad feeling about your home. Burglars normally look for homes that aren’t protected. Most avoid homes where they know dogs live. Even if they’ve never seen your dog, all they need to do is notice a large doggy door. If they’re smart, they’ll move on down the road. That said, you may feel more comfortable if you know the door is secure. Look into adding security features like locks, security plates, and a door alarm.
Don’t let another day go by leaving your dog stranded inside the house. Let DanJo Windows and Doors design a door that will open up a whole new world for your pup. Contact us today!