Endura Flap™ Kennel Door
“It’s all about the flap!” This Kennel Dog Door combines all the features of the award winning Endura Flap™ with a beefy metal frame. It is identical to the Endura Flap™ single flap version for doors, except that parts not normally needed for a kennel application have been excluded:
- The external trim frame
- Installation hardware
- Weather stripping
- Decorative hole plugs to hide the screw heads
- The locking cover assembly (kennels normally use a separate "guillotine" type locking mechanism). However, a locking cover may be added if desired
Every year, animals are harmed by rigid flaps. The typical situation is that the pet is partway out the pet door, is startled by something and jerks back suddenly. The pinching effect of a rigid flap in that case can be terrifying and cause the pet to pull back even harder.
It was for this reason that the first design requirement of the Endura Flap was that the flap be flexible and safe for any pet and for any child who should happen to crawl through!
Of course there is a trade-off here. Rigid flaps can be more chew-resistant than flexible flaps. If chewing of the flap is expected, it is best to take some preventative measures. One of the best is to mix some Habanera pepper with Vaseline; and smear this mixture on the edge of the flap. Be careful not to allow any of this mixture in the dogs eyes!
Secondly, if a guillotine door is placed on the inside of the run and the dogs are kept inside when that unit is closed, then the dog cannot get to the flap to chew it.
We suggest you read the complete story behind the Endura Flap™ and for engineers or those looking for some more technical information here is a 74-page dog door energy efficiency study showing what makes it so special.
Some additional notes:
- The Endura Flap™ Kennel door is intended to be installed in either a solid core wood door or in a wall that has been framed out. If you wish to install the Endura Flap™ kennel door in a hollow core door, you'll need to frame out the hollow core door first. Alternatively, you can use a regular Endura Flap™ pet door for doors which is "self-framing" though more expensive.
- If you wish to install the Endura Flap™ Kennel Door in a wall and don't want to frame the wall yourself, you can purchase the Endura Flap™ dog door for walls in either single or double flap versions.
- It has been our experience that the Endura Flap™ seals so well that the single flap model will meet most needs even in areas that experience four seasons. However, for really extreme weather, the door mount version and the wall mount version are both available in double flap models.
- There is a significant difference between the rough cut out of the Endura Flap™ Kennel version and the regular Endura Flap™ for doors. The regular door mount cut out is larger to allow the bolts to fasten directly to the trim frame. The kennel version is smaller as we intend wood screws (not included) to be used to fasten the frame directly to the door or wall. The kennel door itself should be used as a template or use the rough cutout dimensions given below.
The Endura Flap™ Kennel Door
Congratulations on your purchase of one of the finest pet doors ever made, featuring the exclusive Endura Flap™
To determine the area that will be needed to accommodate the door, measure the dimensions of the extended section on the back of the unit . This section of the door will be fitted into the wall. Use screws (not included) to attach the outside frame.
The frame insures a tight seal and secures the door to the wall.
Note Don’t forget to use a level.
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Q: What makes the Endura Kennel doors different from the regular door mounts?
A: The kennel door is a stripped down version of our regular door mount. We don't include the external trim frame, the installation hardware, template, weather stripping, hole plugs to hide the screw heads, and the locking cover assembly (can be added if desired). These also come in cases of two and some quantity discounts are available.
Q: Why would you want to use the Endura Flap for a kennel? Why would you not want it?
A: Endura Flap could be preferable because the flexible flap is a safer option as opposed to the rigid flaps which can potentially pinch your pets upon entering and exiting. The flexibility allows the flap to be slightly quieter than some of the rigid flaps, as well. However, the Endura Flap is not as chew resistant or durable as a rigid flap, which is a major focus point when selecting the proper dog door for a kennel.
A: Kennel installation can vary greatly depending on the material the kennel is built with and may not require the hardware typically used in a residential application. So we exclude the external trim frame, installation hardware, template, weather stripping, decorative hole plugs to hide screw heads and the locking cover assembly. If you are installing this in a home on a people door we suggest going with the regular Endura door mount.
Endura Flap Door Mount Endura Flap Kennel Dog Door
Q: Does the Endura Flap Kennel Dog Door really come with two pet doors?
A: Yes, the Endura Flap Kennel Dog Doors come in cases of two pet doors, so you get two of the flap frames. There are also quantity discounts for purchasing multiple cases. There is a 5% discount if you purchase 5+ cases or a 10% discount if you purchase 20+ cases.
Q: Why is the warranty on the Endura Kennel doors different?
A: Endura Kennel Doors have a different warranty than other Endura products because there is more traffic in kennels; thus more wear and tear on the flap. The warranty for Endura Kennel Doors is 3 years.
Q: What can I do if my dogs are chewing my Endura door flaps?
A: You can mix some cayenne pepper with Vaseline and smear this mixture on the edge of the flap. It is also best not to replace the flap until after your dog has stopped the chewing behavior.