|Material||Metal, Plastic, Aluminum||Plastic||Plastic||Metal, Plastic, Aluminum||Plastic, N/A|
|Breed Size||Large Breeds||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Large Breeds, Giant Breeds||Giant Breeds||Large Breeds|
|Features||Insulated, Locking||Insulated, Locking||Locking||Locking||—|
We got the doggie door on 11-4 and installed it in our door on the 5th. The next day we noticed a very strong rubber smelling odor. This doggie door is in a door in our bedroom that goes to the backyard this odor makes it uncomfortable for sleeping. Is there anything we can use to limit the smell?
Got this to replace the plastic non-extreme weather version. Slightly different size, but well worth the modifications to make it fit. The dogs don't seem to notice a difference at all, but it is much more sturdy and will definitely keep the cold weather out better this winter.
I have, and have had, Irish Wolfhounds, Great Danes and English Mastiffs all at the same time. The Wolfie the tallest and one of my German Danes and a Mastiff both almost 200 lbs. They have always charged through at full speed without a hitch running and playing. When they were tiny (of only four a day or two, LOL). Admittedly, it was more like crawling over the base. But of course that's the key. They use it from day one with no fear. Seeing their older siblings they follow right along. Entice them with food. And remember, that XL door is truly large enough you can crawl through and show them how! I will admit that my friends laugh at the height I mount mine at! The top of my doggie door is always mounted even with the standard height of where you standard door know is mounted. I've never had one knocked loose from the frame of the door of a glass French door or any type of door. I've never had a flap torn torn loose from heavy use either. The occasional monster puppy that has chewed a corner, yes. But those brought trees through the door also. You may have seen them on TicToc. I highly recommend, and honesty have been using these doors in every house I've lived in for 25 years. Also in campers, motorhomes and living quarters of horse trailers. My advise is to hang 1" higher than your tallest dogs shoulders... they won't get spooked. If teaching an older dog catch the flap at first and let them gradually get used to feeling it touch their back. I hope this helps. Honestly, they will love the freedom of making their own decisions. GOOD LUCK!
Great door, quality, overall look, seems durable. Will hopefully get installed asap to test out functionality.
my third PetSafe dog door but the first with the three flaps. Oh what a difference it makes: no air flow around it, no temperature change/leaks at the sides! Whoot Whoot! Good deal...
We are residing our house so we updated the “cat door” this is a great option for our location as it gets VERY cold and snowy here! This should help keep our garage area weatherproofed and allow the cats in and out. I would concider this small size though not medium.large
Based on the product data, I purchased this dog door for my golden retrievers. They are average height, weighing no more than 70#. They are used to using a dog door in our previous home. They refuse to go through this door, it's too small. The specs show large breed, up to 100#. I do not recommend purchasing this size. The quality is fine, etc, just the size is off.
We have bought this dog door for the last three homes we have owned. It works wonderful in cold weather and hot weather. We have two large dogs and it stands up to their constant use
My 80# "puppy took a few days to get the hang of the door and now she's in and out all the time. I observe that the flap is not resistant to high winds (>20 mph). So I don't know how it would do in truly EXTREME weather, but a sheltered location would help reduce some secondary flapping unrelated to pet useage.
First, my yellow lab, "Groot" is 94 pounds, and has 3 doggy doors notched in his ledger, all PetSafe, however, the plastic one extreme weather, he's broken all 3, this one is aluminum, seems to have a better chance of holding up, but the opening size is larger for the plastic vs. the Aluminum, so I got it to work but had to put a lot of calk in the gaps, I drilled a hole in the edge, stuffed in the calk tube and filled it up, window and door foam might have worked better but I had none on hand an the lumber yard is a 54 mile round trip.. the trick will be, when it gets down to 20 below or lower and he hits it with his full playful lets go inside bound.. The plastic one shattered in the cold, and the doors on this still might if it gets that cold.. it's a wait an see