10 Signs You Need A Pet Door

You’ve already invested in great things for your furry friend: toys, treats, and other goodies. Many times, a pet door is the last thing owners think to get for their pets. The following list will identify some of the key signs that indicate it’s time to install a pet door. You might be surprised at what you learn!

Baby Border Collie chewing on toy

Your pet potties inside/has accidents - This is a very practical reason for you to invest in dog doors. When duty calls, you’ve got to go! The same is true of your pet. Sure, sometimes our pets might be house trained, but having an exit available in case of a sudden emergency definitely doesn’t hurt! Help your pet to help you keep the house floor pee-free!

Your pet seems to be restless inside - Running, jumping, barking, scratching, clawing, and more are all behaviors of a potentially restless pet. While all pets get a bit rowdy at times, installing doggie doors can reduce this behavior by giving your pawed pal an outlet to burn off some steam.

Your pet needs exercise - Easy access to the outdoors is certainly going to encourage your pet to be more active. A long stretch of open yard is much better for roaming than an enclosed living room full of fragile wares. Many pet door flaps are made of flexible plastic material for easy us, serving to keep your pet happy and healthy.

You want to give your pet potty privacy - If you have a separate room or area for your pet to “take care of business,” you might consider installing a pet door to the area to give them a bit of privacy. Adjusting to house training can be a task in itself for many pets, but allowing them a space free from traffic and observers can help them to transition with a bit more ease.

Your pet needs you to let them in/out - No matter how much you love your pet, eventually, it can become a bit daunting to repeatedly open the door for them. Doggy doors will allow instant access no matter the time of day.

You want to make your pet feel more welcomed - Imagine having a special door designed just for you at a friend’s house, or your place of work. Chances are you’d feel quite loved and special. Consider this when you think about your pet, and give them a pathway that makes them feel as much a part of your home as you are.

Dog sitting looking at camera - thinking about doggy doors

You're rushing home to let your dog in/out - After a long hard day of work, the last thing you would want to do is rush home in order to let your dog or cat inside or outside of the house. We hear about customers who used to do this all the time. It is unnecessary stress on your end, and can be easily resolved with a pet door!

You have an outdoor cat - Pet doors aren't just for dogs! Deciding between "should I get a cat door" or "should I train an outdoor cat to use a litterbox," are challenging. Some cats really benefit from having 24/7 access to the outdoors, as it appeals to their hunter instincts. Consider both cat doors or even a small dog door!

Knowing the signs that you need a pet door is just the first step! Now, you need to know what door works best for you, your pet, and your home. "How do you install a pet door," and "What kind of pet door should I get," are all great questions, and knowing how to install a pet door properly is vital to its proper function. Have these questions? We have the answers!

These are just a few of the many reasons there are to invest in a special door for your pet. Are there any you can think of that we left out? Be sure to share them with us.

Nick Pullano

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Nick Pullano


Pets: I have a half border collie, half angel named Mikey.
Fun stuff: My dog's tongue is slightly longer than her face, so frequently her tongue sticks out a little even when her mouth is closed.

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