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  • Available with heavy duty hinges, quieter free swinging doors, or with a guillotine opening
  • Suitable for installation in kennels, doors, and walls, our pet doors accommodate pets up to 200 pounds, ensuring a secure fit for all sizes.
  • Durable construction with aluminum frames and acrylic flaps for long-lasting use.
  • Available in a range of sizes to accommodate different pet sizes, from medium to extra-large.
  • Engineered for various climates, from mild to extreme weather conditions.
  • Includes a 5-year limited warranty for guillotine doors and a limited lifetime warranty for other models.

Product Details


The Gun Dog Pet Doors Series offers unparalleled versatility and durability for pet owners seeking reliable solutions for their pets' access needs. Whether you're looking for a guillotine-style door for kennels or a heavy-duty option for large, active dogs, this series has you covered. All Gun Dog Doors are made in the USA. 

Heavy Duty Spring Hinges: 

The Heavy Duty Gun Dog Pet Door is engineered for durability and convenience, catering to dogs ranging from 20 to 120 pounds. This robust door features a unique two-way design with a frame constructed from aluminum and a ¼” clear acrylic panel that is chew-proof, ensuring longevity and reliability. 

Equipped with heavy-duty spring hinges, this pet door is both weather-tight and energy-efficient, designed to withstand extreme conditions while offering a comfortable transition for your pet. Installation is simplified with only two screw needed.

Free Swing Door:

The Free Swing Gun Dog Pet Door caters to dogs up to 120 lbs, providing an ideal solution for pets that are timid or have arthritis, thanks to its no spring-hinge, free-swinging flap design for effortless entry and exit. This door features a lightweight aluminum frame and a ¼” polycarbonate chew-proof panel, ensuring durability and longevity.

The door's weighted closure ensures the door self-shuts after use, maintaining a barrier against elements, though it is engineered for mild climates and not fully weatherproof. Installation is made easy with only four screws required.

Guillotine Door:

The Guillotine Gun Dog Pet Door offers a seamless solution for controlling your pet's access in colder, northern climates or for setups requiring additional height above the dog door. These doors feature a durable aluminum frame and a frosted 3/8" thick polypropylene panel, ensuring robustness and longevity.

The small door accommodates spaces with an opening requirement of 9.5" x 16", the medium/large fits openings of 12.5" x 17.5", and the extra-large suits openings of 16.5" x 27", making them versatile for a variety of kennel sizes.

Installation is straightforward, using 8 screws to secure the metal channels, after which the guillotine panel slides down to block access as needed. Although the cable and pulley system is not included, the design allows for easy operation without entering the kennel, perfect for multi-dog facilities. 

Features:

  • Engineered to endure severe climates and energetic pets, our doors feature brushed aluminum frames and 1/4" thick acrylic flaps.
  • Can be installed in a wide range of materials, offering high wind resistance and average insulation value for enhanced comfort.
  • The clear acrylic flap design allows pets to see through the door, providing comfort and ease of use.
  • Features a quiet flap operation to minimize disturbances, making it ideal for both pets and owners.
  • Compatibility with Gun Dog Heavy Duty, Medium Easy Door, Large Easy Door, and Big Dog Door models for versatile setups.

Size Chart

Gun Dog Pet Door with Heavy Duty Springs or Free Swing

Flap SizeTypeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOverall Frame DimensionRecommended Pet Height
MediumHeavy Duty Spring Hinges10" x 14-1/4"9-1/2" x 14-1/2"" 10-3/4" x 16-1/4"8" - 16"
MediumFree Swing8 5/8" x 12 1/2"9 1/2" x 14 1/4"10 3/4" x 14 3/4"6" - 14"
LargeHeavy Duty Spring Hinges12-1/2" x 17-1/2"12 1/2" x 17 1/2" 14" x 20"8" - 20"
LargeFree Swing11" x 14 1/2"12 1/2" x 17 1/2" 14" x 18"6" - 18"
Extra LargeHeavy Duty Spring Hinges16-1/2" x 25-1/2"16-1/2” x 25-1/2”18" x 28""8" - 27"
Extra LargeFree Swing15" x 23"16-1/2” x 25-1/2”18" x 26"6" - 25"


 

Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door

Flap SizeTypeMay Use WithFlap DimensionRecommended Pet Height
MediumGuillotineGun Dog House Door
Easy Door
14" w x 20" h18" - 29"
Extra LargeGuillotineGun Dog Big Door
Easy Big Door
18" w x 28" h18" - 42"

Additional Information

Color

Brushed Aluminum

Frame Material

Aluminum

Flap Material

Polypropylene

Flap Colors

Frosted (Guilltone), Clear (Swinging & Heavy Duty)

Flap Thickness

1/4"

Warranty Period

5 years limited

Return Period

30 days

Your Maximum Pet Size

Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, Large Dogs, X-Large Dogs

Flap Design

Single

Ability to Lock Flap

No Flap Lock Provided

Can Be Installed In

Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Kennel Wall, Polycarbonate, Plywood or Other Thin Material, Solid Core Door, Steel Door, Walls

Wind Resistance

Very High

Insulation Value

Average

Installation Instructions

Gun Dog Guillotine Pet Door

Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 03
Installation icon Time Required 0.5-1 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 00

Parts

  • Gun Dog Guillotine-Style Door

Tools

  • Rope or Wire
  • Pulleys
  • Handle

Additional guillotine door hardware will be needed (rope or wire, pulleys, handle), as they are NOT provided upon purchase. It can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Step 1 Install Channels

  • Place panel against wall as a template.
  • Install each channel so the panel slides in its grooved track.

Step 2 Drill Holes

  • Drill hole or install a eye hook in panel.
  • Install two pulleys to ceiling and attach a cable/rope to the 3/8" polypropylene panel.

Step 3 Slide In Panel

  • Slide polypropylene panel in channels as needed.

Gun Dog "Free Swing" Easy Dog Door Wall Installation

installation video image
Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 1-2 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 02

Parts

  • Gun Dog Pet Door
  • Two 1-1/2" wood screws

Tools

  • Tape measure
  • Tools for cutting a hole in your wall
  • Wall framing materials
  • Felt or rubber weatherstripping

The Heavy Duty Dog Door ® and Big Dog Door™ are installed on the outside surface of a building, wall or door, etc.

Step 1 Measure Pet Height

  • Measure the belly height of your pet from ground level to his underside to find the correct height of the door opening. The bottom edge is usually from 6" to 12".
  • Do not mount flush to ground.
  • For the Heavy Duty Dog Door, cut the opening 12-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" high.
  • For the Big Dog Door, cut the opening 16-1/2" wide x 25-1/2" high.

Step 2 Determine Framing Requirements

  • If mounted on garage or house wall, frame the depth of the wall to form a tunnel through the wall. (Use 2" X 4" or 2" X 6" material).
  • If needed, add a least a 1/2" x 1-1/2" flat outside mounting surfacing.

Step 3 Cut the Opening

  • Cut opening, if needed add a 1-1/2" flat mounting surface.
  • Place door over opening and use the enclosed two 1-1/2” wood screws to hold door to opening.

Step 4 Apply Weatherstripping

  • Install 1/8" felt or rubber weather stripping on surface of building or door.
  • Do not put rubber weather stripping on Gun Dog House Door.
  • If your door does not close at the bottom, the door is installed incorrectly. Unscrew door and move 1/4" lower.
  • If there is a gap between top strap and upper doorframe, move door 1/4" higher.

Gun Dog "Free Swing" Easy Dog Door for Doors Installation

installation video image
Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 1-2 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 00

Parts

  • Gun Dog Pet Door
  • Two 1-1/2" wood screws

Tools

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Door framing materials
  • Silicone caulking

The Heavy Duty Dog Door® and Big Dog Door™ are installed on the outside of a house door or a garage door.

Step 1 Measure Pet Height

  • To find correct height of the hole for your dog, measure the belly height of your pet (average installation is 6"-12").
  • Mark the height in pencil on one side of your door.

Step 2 Drill Holes

  • The Heavy Duty Dog Door hole size is 12-1/2" x 17-1/2".
  • For the Big Dog Door the hole size is 16-1/2" x 25-1/2".
  • Drill a half inch hole into each corner. Then draw lines to connect the corners.
  • Insert jigsaw into drill hole and follow drawn lines to cut out hole.

Step 3 Steel and raised Panel Doors

  • If installing on a steel door, cut hole 3/4" larger, glue 3/8" pine, cedar, or plywood strips to inside of the opening.
  • If installing on a raised panel door, cut hole in center of door 3/4", glue 3/8" pine, cedar, or plywood strips to inside of the opening to cover styrofoam and install trim to inside/outside of door surface.

Step 4 Hollow Core Doors

  • If installing in a hollow core door, use four strips of wood the same width as the hollow between the panels in your door.
  • Position the wood so that they are flush with the edges of the hole.
  • Either glue, nail, or screw the strips. Frame the outside/inside hole with 2" x 1/4" lengths.

Step 5 Complete Installation

  • Use silicone caulking around trim kit for added insulation.
  • To quiet door closing, staple 5/8" of the window felt to the sides and the bottom of the pet door.

Gun Dog Heavy Duty Dog Door for Doors Installation

installation video image
Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 1-2 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 00

Parts

  • Gun Dog Pet Door
  • Two 1-1/2" wood screws

Tools

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Door framing materials
  • Silicone caulking

The Heavy Duty Dog Door® and Big Dog Door™ are installed on the outside of a house door or a garage door.

Step 1 Measure Pet Height

  • To find correct height of the hole for your dog, measure the belly height of your pet (average installation is 6"-12").
  • Mark the height in pencil on one side of your door.

Step 2 Drill Holes

  • The Heavy Duty Dog Door hole size is 12-1/2" x 17-1/2".
  • For the Big Dog Door the hole size is 16-1/2" x 25-1/2".
  • Drill a half inch hole into each corner. Then draw lines to connect the corners.
  • Insert jigsaw into drill hole and follow drawn lines to cut out hole.

Step 3 Steel and raised Panel Doors

  • If installing on a steel door, cut hole 3/4" larger, glue 3/8" pine, cedar, or plywood strips to inside of the opening.
  • If installing on a raised panel door, cut hole in center of door 3/4", glue 3/8" pine, cedar, or plywood strips to inside of the opening to cover styrofoam and install trim to inside/outside of door surface.

Step 4 Hollow Core Doors

  • If installing in a hollow core door, use four strips of wood the same width as the hollow between the panels in your door.
  • Position the wood so that they are flush with the edges of the hole.
  • Either glue, nail, or screw the strips. Frame the outside/inside hole with 2" x 1/4" lengths.

Step 5 Complete Installation

  • Use silicone caulking around trim kit for added insulation.
  • To quiet door closing, staple 5/8" of the window felt to the sides and the bottom of the pet door.

Gun Dog Heavy Duty Dog Door Wall Installation

installation video image
Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 1-2 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 02

Parts

  • Gun Dog Pet Door
  • Two 1-1/2" wood screws

Tools

  • Tape measure
  • Tools for cutting a hole in your wall
  • Wall framing materials
  • Felt or rubber weatherstripping

The Heavy Duty Dog Door ® and Big Dog Door™ are installed on the outside surface of a building, wall or door, etc.

Step 1 Measure Pet Height

  • Measure the belly height of your pet from ground level to his underside to find the correct height of the door opening. The bottom edge is usually from 6" to 12".
  • Do not mount flush to ground.
  • For the Heavy Duty Dog Door, cut the opening 12-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" high.
  • For the Big Dog Door, cut the opening 16-1/2" wide x 25-1/2" high.

Step 2 Determine Framing Requirements

  • If mounted on garage or house wall, frame the depth of the wall to form a tunnel through the wall. (Use 2" X 4" or 2" X 6" material).
  • If needed, add a least a 1/2" x 1-1/2" flat outside mounting surfacing.

Step 3 Cut the Opening

  • Cut opening, if needed add a 1-1/2" flat mounting surface.
  • Place door over opening and use the enclosed two 1-1/2” wood screws to hold door to opening.

Step 4 Apply Weatherstripping

  • Install 1/8" felt or rubber weather stripping on surface of building or door.
  • Do not put rubber weather stripping on Gun Dog House Door.
  • If your door does not close at the bottom, the door is installed incorrectly. Unscrew door and move 1/4" lower.
  • If there is a gap between top strap and upper doorframe, move door 1/4" higher.

FAQ

Do the Guillotine Dog Doors come with hardware for setting up a pulley system?

You would have to purchase your own hardware if you wanted to link this up with a pulley system. The Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door would also require drilling the holes in the solid panel.

Do you know how to make a guillotine dog door pulley system?

You would have to purchase the hardware locally, but the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door would require drilling a hole in the closing panel and attaching the cable. Then you would have to hang the pulley above the door and thread the cable through a hole in the fence run. This will allow you to open and close the run without going inside. We have some detailed photos on the installation instruction tab too.

Can I use the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door with other doors?

Yes, the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door can be used with really any door as long as the opening for the pet door is smaller than the flap dimension of the guillotine door.

Is the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door the door durable?

Very durable, which is why we recommend the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door for kennel use.

Is the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door hard to install?

Since the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door is only 4 parts that you screw into the door or wall, the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door is not particularly hard. However, you do need to make sure that you install them at the right width or else the cover won't fit properly.

Is there a lock on the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door’s cover?

No, but you can install your own. This can be done by drilling a hole through the cover and the channel and then using a metal pin lock that would go through both.

Could I use this on a house or is the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door just for kennels?

You could use this for a residential application as well.

Can I paint the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door?

You could paint the panel with the proper type of paint as it is just a polypropylene material.

Can I just use the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door as a pet door?

You could, but it just wouldn't provide any insulation value with open.

Can I use the Gun Dog Heavy Duty Dog Door on a regular house installation?

Since this is made for dog kennels, these doors can be loud when they close. We don't recommend them for residential use, but you can install them into a regular door if needed.

Can I lock these doors?

You can purchase a closing cover that fits over this door's heavy-duty spring hinges, but it does not come with one.

Will it insulate well?

Yup! This door is weatherproof and energy-efficient.

Can I put this on a wall?

Wall installation will work only if the wall is framed out properly.

Are the heavy duty hinges?

Because of the plastic and metal banging against each other, it is louder than most pet doors. Like electronic dog doors, timid dogs may have some difficulty using the door.

Does this door swing both ways?

Yes, the door will allow the pets in and out.

Would I install this on the inside or outside?

Normally you would want to install this metal dog door on the exterior.

Can this be installed in a door?

Yes, but if it is a hollow-core door, you will have to frame out the inside of the cutout. Be careful with measuring so that you get the correct frame size.

Can this be installed into a sliding glass door?

This is not the best dog door for sliding glass doors. For weatherproof alternatives, try Ideal Pet Products' Ruff Weather series, the double flap Endura Flap pet doors, and Petsafe dog supplies.

Can this be used with multiple pets?

Yes - as it is much easier to push open, it would be the one to use in a kennel with different size dogs.

Can you lock the pet door?

You can use this door along with the Gun Dog Closing covers.

Is the dog gun dog door self framing?

No, Gun Dog "Easy" Dog Door includes one frame with flap which allows it to be installed in virtually any application with proper framing

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated at checkout.

Warranty

Gun Dog House Door® Co.

The Heavy Duty Dog Door®, Big Dog Door™, Easy Dog Door™ is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. We warrant this product to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for the life of your dog. Damage caused by accident, improper installation or abuse is specifically excluded from this warranty. Gun Dog House Door® Co. is not responsible for any incidental or consequential damage resulting from use of this product. Normal wear and tear excludes the hinges from warranty. Customers are responsible for all shipping costs.

Partial returns and/or damages will not receive full credit. Items damaged through USE or due to return shipping damage will receive partial or no credit. Should you decide that you wish to refuse receipt of an item when delivered by UPS, USPS, FedEx or common carrier and legitimately ordered the product, credit will be issued minus any shipping custom fees and charges.



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Size Chart

Gun Dog Pet Door with Heavy Duty Springs or Free Swing

Flap SizeTypeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOverall Frame DimensionRecommended Pet Height
MediumHeavy Duty Spring Hinges10" x 14-1/4"9-1/2" x 14-1/2"" 10-3/4" x 16-1/4"8" - 16"
MediumFree Swing8 5/8" x 12 1/2"9 1/2" x 14 1/4"10 3/4" x 14 3/4"6" - 14"
LargeHeavy Duty Spring Hinges12-1/2" x 17-1/2"12 1/2" x 17 1/2" 14" x 20"8" - 20"
LargeFree Swing11" x 14 1/2"12 1/2" x 17 1/2" 14" x 18"6" - 18"
Extra LargeHeavy Duty Spring Hinges16-1/2" x 25-1/2"16-1/2” x 25-1/2”18" x 28""8" - 27"
Extra LargeFree Swing15" x 23"16-1/2” x 25-1/2”18" x 26"6" - 25"


 

Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door

Flap SizeTypeMay Use WithFlap DimensionRecommended Pet Height
MediumGuillotineGun Dog House Door
Easy Door
14" w x 20" h18" - 29"
Extra LargeGuillotineGun Dog Big Door
Easy Big Door
18" w x 28" h18" - 42"

Color

Brushed Aluminum

Frame Material

Aluminum

Flap Material

Polypropylene

Flap Colors

Frosted (Guilltone), Clear (Swinging & Heavy Duty)

Flap Thickness

1/4"

Warranty Period

5 years limited

Return Period

30 days

Your Maximum Pet Size

Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, Large Dogs, X-Large Dogs

Flap Design

Single

Ability to Lock Flap

No Flap Lock Provided

Can Be Installed In

Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Kennel Wall, Polycarbonate, Plywood or Other Thin Material, Solid Core Door, Steel Door, Walls

Wind Resistance

Very High

Insulation Value

Average

Installation Instructions

Gun Dog Guillotine Pet Door

Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 03
Installation icon Time Required 0.5-1 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 00

Parts

  • Gun Dog Guillotine-Style Door

Tools

  • Rope or Wire
  • Pulleys
  • Handle

Additional guillotine door hardware will be needed (rope or wire, pulleys, handle), as they are NOT provided upon purchase. It can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Step 1 Install Channels

  • Place panel against wall as a template.
  • Install each channel so the panel slides in its grooved track.

Step 2 Drill Holes

  • Drill hole or install a eye hook in panel.
  • Install two pulleys to ceiling and attach a cable/rope to the 3/8" polypropylene panel.

Step 3 Slide In Panel

  • Slide polypropylene panel in channels as needed.

Gun Dog "Free Swing" Easy Dog Door Wall Installation

installation video image
Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 1-2 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 02

Parts

  • Gun Dog Pet Door
  • Two 1-1/2" wood screws

Tools

  • Tape measure
  • Tools for cutting a hole in your wall
  • Wall framing materials
  • Felt or rubber weatherstripping

The Heavy Duty Dog Door ® and Big Dog Door™ are installed on the outside surface of a building, wall or door, etc.

Step 1 Measure Pet Height

  • Measure the belly height of your pet from ground level to his underside to find the correct height of the door opening. The bottom edge is usually from 6" to 12".
  • Do not mount flush to ground.
  • For the Heavy Duty Dog Door, cut the opening 12-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" high.
  • For the Big Dog Door, cut the opening 16-1/2" wide x 25-1/2" high.

Step 2 Determine Framing Requirements

  • If mounted on garage or house wall, frame the depth of the wall to form a tunnel through the wall. (Use 2" X 4" or 2" X 6" material).
  • If needed, add a least a 1/2" x 1-1/2" flat outside mounting surfacing.

Step 3 Cut the Opening

  • Cut opening, if needed add a 1-1/2" flat mounting surface.
  • Place door over opening and use the enclosed two 1-1/2” wood screws to hold door to opening.

Step 4 Apply Weatherstripping

  • Install 1/8" felt or rubber weather stripping on surface of building or door.
  • Do not put rubber weather stripping on Gun Dog House Door.
  • If your door does not close at the bottom, the door is installed incorrectly. Unscrew door and move 1/4" lower.
  • If there is a gap between top strap and upper doorframe, move door 1/4" higher.

Gun Dog "Free Swing" Easy Dog Door for Doors Installation

installation video image
Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 1-2 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 00

Parts

  • Gun Dog Pet Door
  • Two 1-1/2" wood screws

Tools

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Door framing materials
  • Silicone caulking

The Heavy Duty Dog Door® and Big Dog Door™ are installed on the outside of a house door or a garage door.

Step 1 Measure Pet Height

  • To find correct height of the hole for your dog, measure the belly height of your pet (average installation is 6"-12").
  • Mark the height in pencil on one side of your door.

Step 2 Drill Holes

  • The Heavy Duty Dog Door hole size is 12-1/2" x 17-1/2".
  • For the Big Dog Door the hole size is 16-1/2" x 25-1/2".
  • Drill a half inch hole into each corner. Then draw lines to connect the corners.
  • Insert jigsaw into drill hole and follow drawn lines to cut out hole.

Step 3 Steel and raised Panel Doors

  • If installing on a steel door, cut hole 3/4" larger, glue 3/8" pine, cedar, or plywood strips to inside of the opening.
  • If installing on a raised panel door, cut hole in center of door 3/4", glue 3/8" pine, cedar, or plywood strips to inside of the opening to cover styrofoam and install trim to inside/outside of door surface.

Step 4 Hollow Core Doors

  • If installing in a hollow core door, use four strips of wood the same width as the hollow between the panels in your door.
  • Position the wood so that they are flush with the edges of the hole.
  • Either glue, nail, or screw the strips. Frame the outside/inside hole with 2" x 1/4" lengths.

Step 5 Complete Installation

  • Use silicone caulking around trim kit for added insulation.
  • To quiet door closing, staple 5/8" of the window felt to the sides and the bottom of the pet door.

Gun Dog Heavy Duty Dog Door for Doors Installation

installation video image
Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 1-2 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 00

Parts

  • Gun Dog Pet Door
  • Two 1-1/2" wood screws

Tools

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw
  • Door framing materials
  • Silicone caulking

The Heavy Duty Dog Door® and Big Dog Door™ are installed on the outside of a house door or a garage door.

Step 1 Measure Pet Height

  • To find correct height of the hole for your dog, measure the belly height of your pet (average installation is 6"-12").
  • Mark the height in pencil on one side of your door.

Step 2 Drill Holes

  • The Heavy Duty Dog Door hole size is 12-1/2" x 17-1/2".
  • For the Big Dog Door the hole size is 16-1/2" x 25-1/2".
  • Drill a half inch hole into each corner. Then draw lines to connect the corners.
  • Insert jigsaw into drill hole and follow drawn lines to cut out hole.

Step 3 Steel and raised Panel Doors

  • If installing on a steel door, cut hole 3/4" larger, glue 3/8" pine, cedar, or plywood strips to inside of the opening.
  • If installing on a raised panel door, cut hole in center of door 3/4", glue 3/8" pine, cedar, or plywood strips to inside of the opening to cover styrofoam and install trim to inside/outside of door surface.

Step 4 Hollow Core Doors

  • If installing in a hollow core door, use four strips of wood the same width as the hollow between the panels in your door.
  • Position the wood so that they are flush with the edges of the hole.
  • Either glue, nail, or screw the strips. Frame the outside/inside hole with 2" x 1/4" lengths.

Step 5 Complete Installation

  • Use silicone caulking around trim kit for added insulation.
  • To quiet door closing, staple 5/8" of the window felt to the sides and the bottom of the pet door.

Gun Dog Heavy Duty Dog Door Wall Installation

installation video image
Installation icon Difficulty Moderate
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 1-2 hours
Installation icon Sections 01
Installation icon Flags 02

Parts

  • Gun Dog Pet Door
  • Two 1-1/2" wood screws

Tools

  • Tape measure
  • Tools for cutting a hole in your wall
  • Wall framing materials
  • Felt or rubber weatherstripping

The Heavy Duty Dog Door ® and Big Dog Door™ are installed on the outside surface of a building, wall or door, etc.

Step 1 Measure Pet Height

  • Measure the belly height of your pet from ground level to his underside to find the correct height of the door opening. The bottom edge is usually from 6" to 12".
  • Do not mount flush to ground.
  • For the Heavy Duty Dog Door, cut the opening 12-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" high.
  • For the Big Dog Door, cut the opening 16-1/2" wide x 25-1/2" high.

Step 2 Determine Framing Requirements

  • If mounted on garage or house wall, frame the depth of the wall to form a tunnel through the wall. (Use 2" X 4" or 2" X 6" material).
  • If needed, add a least a 1/2" x 1-1/2" flat outside mounting surfacing.

Step 3 Cut the Opening

  • Cut opening, if needed add a 1-1/2" flat mounting surface.
  • Place door over opening and use the enclosed two 1-1/2” wood screws to hold door to opening.

Step 4 Apply Weatherstripping

  • Install 1/8" felt or rubber weather stripping on surface of building or door.
  • Do not put rubber weather stripping on Gun Dog House Door.
  • If your door does not close at the bottom, the door is installed incorrectly. Unscrew door and move 1/4" lower.
  • If there is a gap between top strap and upper doorframe, move door 1/4" higher.

FAQ

Do the Guillotine Dog Doors come with hardware for setting up a pulley system?

You would have to purchase your own hardware if you wanted to link this up with a pulley system. The Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door would also require drilling the holes in the solid panel.

Do you know how to make a guillotine dog door pulley system?

You would have to purchase the hardware locally, but the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door would require drilling a hole in the closing panel and attaching the cable. Then you would have to hang the pulley above the door and thread the cable through a hole in the fence run. This will allow you to open and close the run without going inside. We have some detailed photos on the installation instruction tab too.

Can I use the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door with other doors?

Yes, the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door can be used with really any door as long as the opening for the pet door is smaller than the flap dimension of the guillotine door.

Is the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door the door durable?

Very durable, which is why we recommend the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door for kennel use.

Is the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door hard to install?

Since the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door is only 4 parts that you screw into the door or wall, the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door is not particularly hard. However, you do need to make sure that you install them at the right width or else the cover won't fit properly.

Is there a lock on the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door’s cover?

No, but you can install your own. This can be done by drilling a hole through the cover and the channel and then using a metal pin lock that would go through both.

Could I use this on a house or is the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door just for kennels?

You could use this for a residential application as well.

Can I paint the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door?

You could paint the panel with the proper type of paint as it is just a polypropylene material.

Can I just use the Gun Dog Guillotine Dog Door as a pet door?

You could, but it just wouldn't provide any insulation value with open.

Can I use the Gun Dog Heavy Duty Dog Door on a regular house installation?

Since this is made for dog kennels, these doors can be loud when they close. We don't recommend them for residential use, but you can install them into a regular door if needed.

Can I lock these doors?

You can purchase a closing cover that fits over this door's heavy-duty spring hinges, but it does not come with one.

Will it insulate well?

Yup! This door is weatherproof and energy-efficient.

Can I put this on a wall?

Wall installation will work only if the wall is framed out properly.

Are the heavy duty hinges?

Because of the plastic and metal banging against each other, it is louder than most pet doors. Like electronic dog doors, timid dogs may have some difficulty using the door.

Does this door swing both ways?

Yes, the door will allow the pets in and out.

Would I install this on the inside or outside?

Normally you would want to install this metal dog door on the exterior.

Can this be installed in a door?

Yes, but if it is a hollow-core door, you will have to frame out the inside of the cutout. Be careful with measuring so that you get the correct frame size.

Can this be installed into a sliding glass door?

This is not the best dog door for sliding glass doors. For weatherproof alternatives, try Ideal Pet Products' Ruff Weather series, the double flap Endura Flap pet doors, and Petsafe dog supplies.

Can this be used with multiple pets?

Yes - as it is much easier to push open, it would be the one to use in a kennel with different size dogs.

Can you lock the pet door?

You can use this door along with the Gun Dog Closing covers.

Is the dog gun dog door self framing?

No, Gun Dog "Easy" Dog Door includes one frame with flap which allows it to be installed in virtually any application with proper framing

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated at checkout.

Warranty

Gun Dog House Door® Co.

The Heavy Duty Dog Door®, Big Dog Door™, Easy Dog Door™ is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. We warrant this product to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for the life of your dog. Damage caused by accident, improper installation or abuse is specifically excluded from this warranty. Gun Dog House Door® Co. is not responsible for any incidental or consequential damage resulting from use of this product. Normal wear and tear excludes the hinges from warranty. Customers are responsible for all shipping costs.

Partial returns and/or damages will not receive full credit. Items damaged through USE or due to return shipping damage will receive partial or no credit. Should you decide that you wish to refuse receipt of an item when delivered by UPS, USPS, FedEx or common carrier and legitimately ordered the product, credit will be issued minus any shipping custom fees and charges.