door in your home can provide both you and your pet with a great
deal of freedom and convenience. No more will you need to interrupt
your favorite television show, or get up in the middle of the night
to let your dog out. Dinners will be more relaxed, knowing that
you can just sit there, relax, eat, and hold conversations without
having to let your dog in.
pet experts agree that pet doors are actually good for your dog.
It gives your dog self esteem by giving him or her the freedom to
move about the house as he pleases. It also assists in overcoming
common behavioral issues such as housebreaking, destructive chewing,
excessive barking, and clawing and scratching at furniture.
though, that just because you have a dog door doesn’t mean that
you have an excuse not to exercise your dog. Nor does it mean that
you can leave your dog alone for extended periods of time. Just
because he has access to the yard doesn’t mean that he doesn’t crave
attention, and to get out and see new things and smell new smells.
door does have benefits that are very worthwhile, even if it doesn’t
exercise your dog for you. Here are some of the better ones.
more interruptions in the evening, early morning, or any other
time that you’ve got your hands full and can’t let your dog out.
No more scratched up doors or chewed up carpets.
No more rude awakenings in the middle of the night.
more feeling guilty if you are stuck in traffic on your way home.
more "accidents" in the house because you couldn’t get
to the door in time.
No more waiting until the point of urgency to be let out
of things to do and smell whenever he feels like going outside
he’s ready to come in, he does. No more waiting when it’s too
hot, cold, or lonely outside.
of confidence because he can move about freely, deciding when
and where he’d like to be.
that you know how the dog door will benefit you and your pooch,
it’s time to get to the store and pick one or buy it online. There
are lots of different kinds of dog doors out there. The main thing
to consider is the right size. Beyond that, you can purchase everything
from a basic plastic flap, to a whole range of automatic and patio
almost every dog door on the market is a rectangle, all you really
need to work out is the width of the opening, and the height of
the opening. The dog door must be just a bit wider than the widest
part of your dog, and be a bit higher than your dog from his toes
to his shoulders (on the back just behind the front legs). Remember
also that puppies grow, so account for the adult size of your dog,
not the size it is as a pup.