|Breed Size||All Breeds||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds|
|Lifestage||Puppy, Senior||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Puppy, Adult, Senior|
|Compatibility||—||Battery Powered, Plug-In Power||Battery Powered, Plug-In Power|
|Technology Feature||—||Microchip / RFID||Microchip / RFID|
We love the Autoslider and would never go back to a standard doggy door. The initial price is a bit high, the instructions require a 2nd and 3rd look but once you start using it, it’s worth every penny! The company itself is wonderful, excellent customer service, although they can be a bit hard to get a hold of. They are a small company but will go above and beyond if there is ever a problem; they will walk you step by step through, replace parts and always seem to do the right thing. We have tried the motion sensors, mats and dog tags and ultimately found the tags are the easiest and work best for our crew with the batteries lasting ~4 months. Again, we cannot say enough good things about the Autoslider!
Purchased and installed a year ago. We often have problems with the transmission between the dog tag and the Autoslide. We've also had to order seven additional tags for various reasons. Most have stopped working, one or two have been the victims of rough play. Now it's beginning to periodically open and not close although no dogs are near the door. One other thing worth mentioning is that the tags are fairly heavy and they often end up in the water dish when the dogs drink. Overall all when it's working properly we love this product. Would love to give it five stars, but cannot for the reasons stated.
I was hesitant to order this product because the manufacturer's website wasn't great and there isn't a lot of reviews. I did contact the manufacturer on their website via chat and received a quick response which gave me a little more confidence. The first thing I will say is to download the latest installation instructions from the manufacturer's website. The included instructions leave out a lot of information that can make installation and programming confusing and frustrating. Once I found the better instructions off the website installation was pretty easy. Hiding the wires can be a challenge but I think mine turned out great. I like that you can program how wide the door opens and the duration the door remains open for your pet and for normal use. We have small children and have always been concerned about them getting a figure seriously injured in our slider, this product helped reduce that concern. The door closed slow enough for anyone to react and should a figure get stuck it may hurt a bit but you'll still have your figures. Yes, I tested it out. This product costs about the same as an insert with similar functionality but looks a lot better and has additional benefits.
After a lot of communication and instruction from Brandon from Autoslide, we finally got it working. It took over 3 weeks of trying different things and they had to send us a new part twice, but it is up and running now and I like not having a dog door inserted in our small sliding glass door. Our dog is getting used to the door opening up for her when she gets close. Sometimes it won't open right away because the key tag on her collar is hanging at an odd angle, but she has learned to be patient with it.