Dog Doors

Dog doors are a vital part of dog care. There are few things scarier than a pet running outside without you knowing or being able to stop them. It’s also important for dogs to have a way to get back inside their home in case someone forgets to let them back in. While your dog needs to have time outdoors, it can also put her in great danger, especially if she is a house dog or small breed that could be harmed by other animals. If you live in extreme climates, a dog left outdoors for too long could overheat or come down with hypothermia. Pet doors provide pets with the ability to come and go as they please if you allow it. There are many doors for dogs to choose from. PetSafe is one of the most trusted pet brands today. Pet Safe dog doors are high-quality and come in a variety of materials. The PetSafe Extreme Weather pet door features three flaps to keep the heat or cold weather outside while giving your four-legged friend the freedom to come and go as she pleases. The snap on panel restricts access when you would like to keep your pet indoors. It also comes in a variety of sizes, so your big dog can fit through with ease. When your dog door wears over time, you’ll find dog door replacement flaps at Chewy.com. You’ll also find dog door accessories like installation kits and door latches. Looking for a solution for sliding doors? Chewy pet doors and accessories include solutions for your patio doors. There are other ways to keep your pet safe in addition to pet doors. At Chewy.com, you’ll find a wide range of products created to help keep your dog where they should be. When attempting to housetrain a pet consider dog crates. Training is easier with dog crates, because dogs are den animals who won’t pee in their den. Your dog’s crate will become her den as she learns not to pee indoors. To prevent your canine from accessing certain parts of your home, consider dog pens or dog gates. There are many types of dog gates, the right solution will depend on the layout of your home. If your dog needs help reaching your furniture or bed, consider dog stairs. The Pet Gear Easy Step II pet stair is very popular with pet parents. It features two very wide and deep steps to give smaller dogs the ability to get their whole body on each platform and large dogs the ability to climb stairs more comfortably. If your dog is an outdoor dog, you can control his movements with electric dog fences for your yard. Dog houses are another great outdoor solution. Keep your dog comfortable and safe with a beautiful dog house. Find these dog supplies and much more at Chewy.com now.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Doors

Are dog doors safe?

Dog doors are safe for pets and people, and many have added features to make them even safer and more secure. If you are worried about intruders gaining access through a larger dog door, look for a locking dog door or one with a security plate you can put in when you're away. Locking doors also allow you restrict your dog's outdoor access during certain times; ideal if you're worried about letting your dog out at night or while you are at work. High-tech features like microchip or collar activation ensure that only authorized pets can get in and out through the dog door. This helps keeps wildlife, people and other pets out and your indoor pets inside safe and sound.

Can you put a dog door on a glass door?

You can put a dog door on a glass door, but it may be more or less difficult depending on what kind of glass door you have. The simplest dog door for a glass door is a sliding door panel that inserts easily into the sliding door track with no cutting. You can also find dog doors that install within glass panels, although you will likely have to hire a glazier, carpenter or experienced handyman to install them. Most dog doors are designed for installation in doors or walls, but there are many newer options to fit a variety of pet door needs.

Do dog doors let other animals in?

Dog doors can let other animals in, but there are some dog doors designed to prevent that from happening. Microchip or collar tag-activated doors only open for the pets whose chip or tag is programmed into them, preventing the neighbors' cat or a friendly raccoon from sneaking in on the sly. Other locking pet doors have settings for unlocked, fully locked, in-only, or out-only, so you can control access during certain times of day or when you're away.

What are the best types of dog doors?

The best types of dog doors will depend on your particular needs, but the best dog doors should be weatherproof, sturdy and easy for your dog to use. Look for dog doors designed for installation where you need them; there are dog doors for walls, doors screens, sliding doors and even windows. Choose from a range of dog door types, including dog flaps, insulated pet doors, automatic dog doors, and smart or microchip-activated dog doors.

What size dog door do I need?

You need a dog door size that allows your dog to easily come and go, and it needs to have a step-over height that he can easily negotiate. Measure your dog standing up at his tallest point, which is usually just below the neck and between the shoulder blades. The top of the flap, when mounted, should be at least 1-1.5 inches taller than this measurement; most doors require a mounting height of at least 3 inches to preserve the structural integrity of the door. Next, measure your dog's width and add 1-2 inches to that measurement to get the right flap width. Choose the pet door size that most closely fits your dog's measurements and mount it at the right height for your dog's size, age and abilities. Chewy includes flap opening dimensions and a size and weight guide on every dog door listing to make it easier for you to figure out what size you need.