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10 Best Smart Dog Doors That You and Your Dog Will Love

We all want the latest gadgets for our home. But have you ever considered checking out the latest innovations in pet door technology—the smart dog door? These doors come with a lot of great features to improve the lives of you and your pet, which is why we’re breaking down what they are and which are the best smart dog doors. Check out the rest of this post to see what are the recommended smart dog doors for you. 

calico cat using a cat mate pet door for windows

What is a Smart Dog Door?

Generally speaking, a smart dog door is a pet flap that has electronics and other technologies incorporated into it. Often, they are used for locking the pet door or controlling which pet can use the door. They often have locking technologies that make them great for keeping your children and pets safe

These doors often require some kind of key in order to detect when your pet is approaching the door. The Petsafe electronic pet door uses an RFID key that attaches to your pet’s collar. 

Do you need a smart pet door?

While it’s always cool to have the latest technology, smart dog doors can be expensive. So it’s best to only get a smart dog door if one of these problems apply to you:

  • You want your pets to have outdoor access during the day but not at night
  • You have a pet who is allowed to go outside and another pet who has to stay inside
  • You need to prevent raccoons and other critters from getting into your home
  • You want to control when your pets can go outside but are often away from the house

Best Smart Dog Doors

For Cats- Cat Mate 254 Electronic Cat Door

Cat Mate 254 Electronic Cat Door

The Cat Mate 254 Electronic Cat Door is the perfect simple cat door for every cat lover. Featuring a four-way locking system, this door allows you to control whether your cat can go in and out, only go out, only go back in, or locked out completely. It’s battery-operated as well, which means there won’t be any wires for your cat to chew on.

For Large Dogs- High Tech Power Pet Automatic Patio Pet Door

High Tech Power Pet Automatic Patio Pet Door

There aren’t many smart pet doors out there for dogs, nonetheless large dogs. But for those with a big dog in the family, the High Tech Power Pet Automatic Patio Pet Door is a great option. The water-resistant, ultrasonic MS-4 collar key attaches to your dog’s collar, allowing them to go in and out as they please. The movable door is lightweight and has a safety feature to prevent it from lowering onto your dog.

For Multiple Pets- Cat Mate "Elite" 305 Super Selective Electronic Cat Doors

Cat Mate

The Cat Mate "Elite" 305 Super Selective Electronic Cat Doors is a great cat door for multi-cat families. Not only does it feature a timer to control how long the door remains opened or closed, but you can customize access settings for up to 9 cats. This means that you can keep the younger, indoor kittens inside while your outdoor cat can roam to their heart’s content.

Budget Smart Dog Door- Petsafe Electronic Smart Door

Petsafe Electronic Smart Door

The Petsafe Electronic Smart Door is a great low-cost solution for anyone looking for an electronic smart dog door with plenty of options. Even though it’s the most understated-looking door so far, it allows you to program up to 5 different pets, making it great for multi-pet homes. It can be converted to an in-wall pet door with the Petsafe self-framing wall kit.

Mia Daniele

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Mia Daniele

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Pets: I have a fluffy, 14 year old chow-collie mix with red fur named Rosso. He's very stubborn and has the standoffish personality of a cat.
Fun stuff: I am a hot chocolate connoisseur.

Copy Editor
DOG PERSON🐶

Pets: I have a fluffy, 14 year old chow-collie mix with red fur named Rosso. He's very stubborn and has the standoffish personality of a cat.
Fun stuff: I am a hot chocolate connoisseur.

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