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Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover

Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover

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  • 12 Gauge steel locking cover with combination lock that has 1,000 possible codes
  • High Security cover provides owners peace of mind 
  • Keeps intruders from using the pet door for access
  • Available in 3 sizes to fit a wide range of pet door brands and models
  • Installs on doors and walls only  
  • Opens to left or right (left opening shown in pictures)

Product Details


Worried about the security of your pet door? Haven't gotten one due to the risk of intruders? Having a secure dog door is something to consider when investing in a pet door. Watchdog eases these doubts with their steel security dog door cover. Designed with 12 gauge steel and a combination lock with 1,000 code options, your pet door will no longer be an easy point of entry for intruders. This durable dog door security cover is a great investment ensuring that pet owners have peace of mind with their newly improved high-security dog doors. 

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Features:

  • Use the size chart to determine if your brand and size of pet door correspond with the dog door security barrier. Most pet doors purchased in the US are compatible.
  • Choose the side from which the security door will open.
  • Left: hinges on the left side of the door
  • Right: hinges on the right side of the door
  • Select whether you are installing this in a wall or a door, as the provided bolting hardware varies for each application.
  • Mounting the security door on the exterior side of the pet door is recommended for walls and steel doors, avoiding any clearance issues. Because exterior walls are made out of more durable material, it improves the overall safety of your pet door.
  • Installs on either side for hollow core doors.
  • When unlocked, the door removes from the hinges to allow unrestricted access for your pets. When closed, the hinges lock into place on the steel frame.
  • Combination lock is set by you.
  • Comes in white: finished in a durable, powder coating.

Benefits:

  • Gives peace of mind at night, on vacation, or any time you are away from home
  • Especially helpful if you have a very large dog door
  • Keeps intruders out of your home
  • Locking combo is easy to set and use
  • Sturdy and reliable

Size Chart

Watchdog Security Locking Cover Fitting Chart

Manufacturer 

Flap Size 

Flap Dimension 

Outside Frame Dimension

Listed below are the various pet door manufacturers that the Watchdog Security Pet Door Cover will accommodate.  Please see below to find out if your pet door fits within our current sizes.

"Large" Flap Size - Interior Flap of 11 X 17 1/2 with an Exterior Frame of 15 1/2 X 21 1/2 and 5/8" Depth
 

Ideal "Original"

Extra Large

10-1/2" X 15"

12-1/2" X 18"

Ideal "Original"

Large

9" X 15"

10-1/2" X 18-1/8"

Ideal "Draft-Stopper"

Medium

6-5/8" X 11-1/4"

8-1/2" X 13-1/4"

Ideal "Draft-Stopper"

Extra Large

10-1/4" X 15-3/4"

12-1/4" X 17-1/8"

Ideal "Deluxe Aluminum" 

Extra Large

10-1/2" X 15"

11-3/4" X 17-1/2"

Ideal "Ultra Flex"

Medium

6-5/8" X 11-1/4"

8-5/8" X 13-5/8"

Ideal "Ultra Flex"

Extra Large

10-1/4" X 15-3/4"

12-1/4" X 17-3/8"

Endura Flap

Medium

8" X 15"

11-1/2" X 20"

PetSafe Wall Entry Aluminum

Medium

9-5/8" X 14-3/8"

12-3/4" X 17-1/2"

PetSafe Wall Entry Aluminum

Large

11-7/16" X 18-1/16"

14-3/4" X 21-1/2"

PetSafe Freedom

Large

10-15/16" X 17-5/8"

12-3/4" X 19-5/8"

PetSafe Plastic & Extreme

Large

15-1/8" X 26-13/16"

12-5/8" X 20"

PetSafe Classic

Large

10" X 15"

12-3/4" X 18-3/4"

PetSafe Ultimate

Large

10-3/8" X 15-3/4"

15-1/2" X 21"

Endura

Small

6" w x 11" h

9 7⁄16" w x 15 3⁄4" h

Dragon

Medium

7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h

11 5/8"w x 20"h

Dragon

Large

9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h

14 1/8"w x 23 1/2"h

High Tech Power Pet

Medium

8 1/4" w x 10" h

11 3/8" w x 13 3/4" h

High Tech Armor Flex

Small

6.38" x 13.5"

10.88" x 17.75"

Mason Pickwick

B

9 3/8"w 16 5/8"h

13 1/8" w x 19 1/4" h

Hale

Medium

8-1/2" X 12-1/2"

11-9/16" X 15-3/8"

Hale

Tall Medium

8-1/2" X 16"

11-9/16" X 19-1/16"

Hale

Large

11" X 16"  

14-1/16" X 19-1/16"

"XLarge" Flap Size - Interior Flap of 12 X 24 with an Exterior Frame of 16 1/2 X 28 and 5/8" Depth

Endura Flap

Large

10"X 19"

13-9/16" X 24"

Pride

Large

11-1/2" X 17"

15-1/2" X 19-3/4"

Magnador

Small

6" w x 8" h

7 7⁄8" w x 10 1⁄2" h

Magnador

Medium

11" w x 13" h

13" w x 15 5⁄8" h

Gun Dog Easy Dog Door

Medium

11" w x 14 1/2" h

14" w x 18" h

Gun Dog Heavy Duty Dog Door

Large

11" w x 15" h

14"w x 20"h

High Tech Armor Flex

Medium

8.25" x 17.25"

13.5" x 22"

High Tech Armor Flex

Medium

8 1/4" w x 10" h

11 3/8" w x 13 3/4" h

High Tech Armor Flex

Large

10.5" x 21.25"

14.88" x 25.5"

Mason Pickwick

D

11 5/8"w x 18 3/4"h

15 7/8" w x 21 3/4" h

Mason Pickwick

E

11"w x 19 5/8"h

15 1/4" w x 22 1/2" h

Hale

Tall Large

11" X 19-1/2"

14-1/16" X 22-9/16"

Hale 

Tall Large +

11" X 23-1/2" 

14-1/16" X 26-9/16"

"XXLarge" Flap Size - Interior Flap of 16 X 26 with an Exterior Frame of 20 1/2 X 30 and 5/8" Depth

Endura Flap

Extra Large

12" X 23"

15-5/8" X 28"

PetSafe Freedom

Extra Large

14-7/16" X 25-1/8"

16-3/8" X 27-1/4"

PetSafe Plastic & Extreme

Extra Large

15-1/8" X 26-13/16"

16-1/8" X 27-1/2"

PetSafe Ultimate

Extra Large

13" X 18-3/4"

18-3/4" X 23-3/8"

PetSafe Classic

Extra Large

13-3/8" X 23"

16-1/4" X 27-1/4"

Pride

Extra Large

14-1/2" X 19-1/2"

18-3/4" X 22-3/4"

Ideal Original

Super Large

15" X 20"

18" X 24"

High Tech Armor Flex

Extra Large

12.5" x 25"

17" x 29.25"

High Tech Power Pet

Large

12 1/4" w x 16" h

15 1/4" w x 19 7/8" h

Magnador

Large

13" w x 19 3⁄4" h

16 7⁄8" w x 23 3⁄4" h

Gun Dog Easy/Big Dog Door

Large

15" w x 23"h

18" w x 26" h

Mason Pickwick

F

12 3/4"w x 20 3/4"h

17" w x 23 1/2" h

Mason Pickwick

A

12 5/8"w x 16 3/4"h

16 3/4" w x 19 3/4" h

Hale

Extra Large

14" X 19-1/2"

17-1/16" X 22-9/16"

Hale

Extra Large +

14" X 23-1/2"

17-1/6" X 26-9/16"

 

Additional Information

Warranty Period

1 year

Return Period

30 days

Fit

Any wall mount or door mount dog door

Installation Instructions

Installation icon Difficulty Easy
Installation icon Steps 05
Installation icon Time Required 1 hour
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 01

Parts

  • Watchdog Security Panel
  • Tamper resistant screws and anchors

Tools

  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Hex Bit
  • Wrench
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Lock Tite (for door entry door installation)
  • Drill and Drill Bit

We always recommend installing your Watchdog security cover on the outside for maximum security. However, it can be installed on the inside as long as it is securely fastened. The tools you need will vary depending on where you are installing the security panel. Jump to the bottom of the instructions to determine the type of installation method you need.

Step 1 Remove the Door from the Frame

  • Remove the door from the frame. Center the security door to your existing pet door and mark the holes with a pencil.

Step 2 Level the Cover

  • With a level check to see if your existing pet door is level. If it is, you can use it to level your Watchdog security cover. If your existing pet door is not level, you may need to adjust it so that the door openings line up to each other.

Step 3 Drill the Holes

  • Remove the door and drill the correct size hole where marked. The size of the hole will change based on application of fasteners.

Step 4 Install the Screws

  • Install the tamper resistant screws or bolts.
  • Do not tighten yet, you must align and drill the remaining three holes.

Step 5 Install the Frame

  • Level the door and repeat steps to mark, drill, and temporarily install upper corners with tamper resistant screws.
  • Now mark both bottom holes, remove door, and drill the bottom two holes.
  • You are now ready to install the frame. Firmly tighten the screw hardware to complete the installation.

Choosing Your Installation Method

Installation onto an Entry Door:

  • - Use provided tamper resistant screws & tee nut. 
  • - Also recommended to thread the bolt with “lock-tite” (not included, can be found at your local hardware store) to provide additional security from bolt and tee nut from turning (use a 3/16 hex nut wrench - not included). 
  • - At times the bolt may be longer than you need to secure the door frame. If so, you can shorten the bolt by cutting it to the desired length. 
  • - Another option would be to install washers behind the bolt or tee nut to shorten the length as well, but it may not look as aesthetically pleasing. 

 

Installation onto a Block Wall:

  • - Use provided tamper resistant screws & anchors.
  • - You will also need a 3/8" masonry drill bit and flat head screwdriver or bit (not included).

 

Installation onto a Wood Clad:

  • - Use provided tamper resistant screws.
  • - You will also need a 3/8" masonry drill bit and flat head screwdriver or bit (not included). 
  • - It is best to pilot the screws with a 3/32" wood or metal drill bit (not included). 

 

Installation onto a Stucco Clad Surface:

  • - Use provided tamper resistant screws & anchors.
  • - You will also need a 3/8" masonry drill bit and flat head screwdriver or bit (not included). 

 

Using the Combi-Bolt: Changing your combination

From the factory, the code is set to 0-0-0.

 

Step 1: Switch the slider next to the dials from the circle to the triangle, or from down to up.

Step 2: Enter your new combination. Write it down!

Step 3: Switch the slider back to its original down position. It is now set to your new combination. The slider does not need to be open or closed to change the combination.

 

FAQ

Can I use the watchdog dog door just a pet door?

We recommend using this steel home security door cover in addition to a pet door, for its intended purpose. If you were to use this as a pet door, the door would have to be open all the time to allow your pet access. Thereby permitting the outside air, critters, or burglars to enter your home.

For the opening direction, is that when I am looking at the door from the inside or outside?

When you select your optimal opening direction, this is referring to where the hinges are when you are outside looking at the pet door installation. 'Left' means the hinges are on your left when you are outside.

Is the guard supposed to go on the inside of the house or outside?

The manufacturer actually suggests it be bolted to the outside of your door or wall installation. The bolts cannot be removed from the outside, and a potential intruder would be confronted with a barrier immediately. However, although it is not ideal locking covers can be mounted on the inside if there is no room on the exterior.

How big is this frame going to be?

This cover will go over your existing pet door frame. It will be bolted to your wall/door. The cover's frame will depend on how large your dog door is, so be sure you have extra room on all sides of the frame.

I have an uneven surface, will this work?

You may have to do some caulking or recessing in order to get the screws installed securely in order for this to work properly. We would suggest contacting a contractor to do this.

Are there really no other color options available?

Unfortunately, this item only comes in white. However, the polished finish makes it easy to paint over in order to fit your home's aesthetic.

Can I automatically lock this at a certain time?

No, this cover locks manually. When you go out of town or need to lock it in the night, you would need to go outside and do so.

Can I reset the combination lock any time?

Yes! You will need your existing code in order to set a new code. There is no other way to unlock your steel cover if you forget the code. Keep it written down, in a safe place.

Is there a WatchDog pet door that goes better with this?

There are not doors that are better to use with this cover. This steel guard actually accommodates more than one brand of door models, so it would perform the same on the doors listed in the size chart.

I ordered this cover and a door, but received only one item. Where is the rest of my order?

This cover will ship separately, in a different box than a pet door you purchase with it, if you do order additional items. This is because this item is in a different warehouse. You will install the security cover over the front of the pet door once it arrives.

It looks like this is just for dog doors?

You can use this as a cat door (or small dog door) cover as well, it just might be quite a bit larger than necessary. Most customers don't use them for cat doors though because the door is too small for any person to actually fit through (in issue with pet doors for larger dogs). However, this will work for both cats and dogs.

I read about Wall dog door that locked, do you have any?

You are probably thinking of electronic doors, which have security features like locking mechanisms that only let your pet in and out. Depending on the manufacturer some are designed only to keep the dog inside others are more secure. To achieve similar security as an electronic pet door (and wind break/weather resistance) with your wall or door mount pet door, we recommend the Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover.

How does the secure doggie door work with the pet door?

It fits over the frame of the pet door and is securely screwed in the door or wall. You need to choose a Watchdog that is larger than the outside frame dimension of your pet door.

What prevents someone from unscrewing this dog door security cover?

It is installed with bolts that can't be removed from the outside.

Can this be used on patio pet doors to make it a more secure dog door?

No, these are specifically meant to be used on doors or walls.

What is the best way to have secure dog doors?

The best doggy door security option is the Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover. It is a separate locking cover with a combination lock.

I travel frequently and no one is at my home, what can I do to improve my dog door security?

The Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover is the best option. As the name implies it is made of steel and has a combination lock that you set to deter anything from getting in.

I need a doggy door cover for a secure door, do you have one?

Yes, the Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover is the most secure way to lock your pet door.

I want an actual pet door locking mechanism for a secure door for my dog, do you have any options?

Yes, you can install a separate Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover. It fits over your existing door, is made of steel and has a combination lock.

Will the addition of the Watchdog make my dog door the most secure doggie door?

Yes. It is a steel frame and door secured by a combination lock that you set the code. It works for any door or wall model pet door.

If I'm not ok with the security dog doors cover I have for my big dog, what can I do?

You can secure dog doors for large dogs with a Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated at checkout.

Warranty

WatchDog Warranty:

This warranty covers any failure of the equipment due to defective material or workmanship. This warranty is provided by the equipment manufacturer and is void if the equipment has been used for purposes other than its intended purpose, abused, or damaged due to improper handling or installation.



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09/30/2018
Jeanne

At Least Robbers Will Have a Challenge!

I'm convinced that if your home is a target of robbers, they'll find a way to get in, regardless of our best efforts to stop them. However, I've now bought two of these pet door security doors. One is on the "inside" of the pet door in my closet so that I do not have to go outside to lock it...I'm very confused as to why they instruct us to place the lock on the outside to begin with...maybe I'm missing something... The second one is on an interior door from my closet to the bedroom, so that I don't have to leave the closet door open, and so that if someone does manage to get through the first security door, they will have more problems getting through the second security door. Perhaps I'm overdoing it, but I love these doors! And they are easy to install and use.

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02/14/2018
Brandy

Excellent Security Door

This is an exceptionally well made security door. it is made of steel and the slide bolt is very secure. The only issue I had was in the shipping that seemed to get stuck with FEDEX no fault of the vendor.

F
12/05/2017
Frederick

worth the investment

Just looking at it you know this is a quality security cover. Way stronger than the standard pet door and really easy to use.

L
12/02/2017
Larry

Exactly what we were looking for

This combination lock cover definitely gives us peace of mind when we are gone on vacation. We have a very large dog (who is probably as threatening as a baby bunny), so it's great that we can lock it at night to keep intruders out.

S
04/27/2016
SQ_4DOGS

Just what we wanted

(ed. note: Published Dec 7, 2014) This door is high quality and provides the security we need when we are not home and want our door locked. Our pets are large, so it makes me feel safe to know I can lock the pet door at nights or when away to keep possible intruders out. There was a part that needed replacing, and the mfr replaces quickly at no cost. That was excellent customer service from Pet Doors and the mfr. We reommend this door.

Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover

Large / Door Mount / Opens Left (Hinges on L) Edit

Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover

Size Chart

Watchdog Security Locking Cover Fitting Chart

Manufacturer 

Flap Size 

Flap Dimension 

Outside Frame Dimension

Listed below are the various pet door manufacturers that the Watchdog Security Pet Door Cover will accommodate.  Please see below to find out if your pet door fits within our current sizes.

"Large" Flap Size - Interior Flap of 11 X 17 1/2 with an Exterior Frame of 15 1/2 X 21 1/2 and 5/8" Depth
 

Ideal "Original"

Extra Large

10-1/2" X 15"

12-1/2" X 18"

Ideal "Original"

Large

9" X 15"

10-1/2" X 18-1/8"

Ideal "Draft-Stopper"

Medium

6-5/8" X 11-1/4"

8-1/2" X 13-1/4"

Ideal "Draft-Stopper"

Extra Large

10-1/4" X 15-3/4"

12-1/4" X 17-1/8"

Ideal "Deluxe Aluminum" 

Extra Large

10-1/2" X 15"

11-3/4" X 17-1/2"

Ideal "Ultra Flex"

Medium

6-5/8" X 11-1/4"

8-5/8" X 13-5/8"

Ideal "Ultra Flex"

Extra Large

10-1/4" X 15-3/4"

12-1/4" X 17-3/8"

Endura Flap

Medium

8" X 15"

11-1/2" X 20"

PetSafe Wall Entry Aluminum

Medium

9-5/8" X 14-3/8"

12-3/4" X 17-1/2"

PetSafe Wall Entry Aluminum

Large

11-7/16" X 18-1/16"

14-3/4" X 21-1/2"

PetSafe Freedom

Large

10-15/16" X 17-5/8"

12-3/4" X 19-5/8"

PetSafe Plastic & Extreme

Large

15-1/8" X 26-13/16"

12-5/8" X 20"

PetSafe Classic

Large

10" X 15"

12-3/4" X 18-3/4"

PetSafe Ultimate

Large

10-3/8" X 15-3/4"

15-1/2" X 21"

Endura

Small

6" w x 11" h

9 7⁄16" w x 15 3⁄4" h

Dragon

Medium

7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h

11 5/8"w x 20"h

Dragon

Large

9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h

14 1/8"w x 23 1/2"h

High Tech Power Pet

Medium

8 1/4" w x 10" h

11 3/8" w x 13 3/4" h

High Tech Armor Flex

Small

6.38" x 13.5"

10.88" x 17.75"

Mason Pickwick

B

9 3/8"w 16 5/8"h

13 1/8" w x 19 1/4" h

Hale

Medium

8-1/2" X 12-1/2"

11-9/16" X 15-3/8"

Hale

Tall Medium

8-1/2" X 16"

11-9/16" X 19-1/16"

Hale

Large

11" X 16"  

14-1/16" X 19-1/16"

"XLarge" Flap Size - Interior Flap of 12 X 24 with an Exterior Frame of 16 1/2 X 28 and 5/8" Depth

Endura Flap

Large

10"X 19"

13-9/16" X 24"

Pride

Large

11-1/2" X 17"

15-1/2" X 19-3/4"

Magnador

Small

6" w x 8" h

7 7⁄8" w x 10 1⁄2" h

Magnador

Medium

11" w x 13" h

13" w x 15 5⁄8" h

Gun Dog Easy Dog Door

Medium

11" w x 14 1/2" h

14" w x 18" h

Gun Dog Heavy Duty Dog Door

Large

11" w x 15" h

14"w x 20"h

High Tech Armor Flex

Medium

8.25" x 17.25"

13.5" x 22"

High Tech Armor Flex

Medium

8 1/4" w x 10" h

11 3/8" w x 13 3/4" h

High Tech Armor Flex

Large

10.5" x 21.25"

14.88" x 25.5"

Mason Pickwick

D

11 5/8"w x 18 3/4"h

15 7/8" w x 21 3/4" h

Mason Pickwick

E

11"w x 19 5/8"h

15 1/4" w x 22 1/2" h

Hale

Tall Large

11" X 19-1/2"

14-1/16" X 22-9/16"

Hale 

Tall Large +

11" X 23-1/2" 

14-1/16" X 26-9/16"

"XXLarge" Flap Size - Interior Flap of 16 X 26 with an Exterior Frame of 20 1/2 X 30 and 5/8" Depth

Endura Flap

Extra Large

12" X 23"

15-5/8" X 28"

PetSafe Freedom

Extra Large

14-7/16" X 25-1/8"

16-3/8" X 27-1/4"

PetSafe Plastic & Extreme

Extra Large

15-1/8" X 26-13/16"

16-1/8" X 27-1/2"

PetSafe Ultimate

Extra Large

13" X 18-3/4"

18-3/4" X 23-3/8"

PetSafe Classic

Extra Large

13-3/8" X 23"

16-1/4" X 27-1/4"

Pride

Extra Large

14-1/2" X 19-1/2"

18-3/4" X 22-3/4"

Ideal Original

Super Large

15" X 20"

18" X 24"

High Tech Armor Flex

Extra Large

12.5" x 25"

17" x 29.25"

High Tech Power Pet

Large

12 1/4" w x 16" h

15 1/4" w x 19 7/8" h

Magnador

Large

13" w x 19 3⁄4" h

16 7⁄8" w x 23 3⁄4" h

Gun Dog Easy/Big Dog Door

Large

15" w x 23"h

18" w x 26" h

Mason Pickwick

F

12 3/4"w x 20 3/4"h

17" w x 23 1/2" h

Mason Pickwick

A

12 5/8"w x 16 3/4"h

16 3/4" w x 19 3/4" h

Hale

Extra Large

14" X 19-1/2"

17-1/16" X 22-9/16"

Hale

Extra Large +

14" X 23-1/2"

17-1/6" X 26-9/16"

 

Warranty Period

1 year

Return Period

30 days

Fit

Any wall mount or door mount dog door

Installation Instructions

Installation icon Difficulty Easy
Installation icon Steps 05
Installation icon Time Required 1 hour
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 01

Parts

  • Watchdog Security Panel
  • Tamper resistant screws and anchors

Tools

  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Hex Bit
  • Wrench
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Lock Tite (for door entry door installation)
  • Drill and Drill Bit

We always recommend installing your Watchdog security cover on the outside for maximum security. However, it can be installed on the inside as long as it is securely fastened. The tools you need will vary depending on where you are installing the security panel. Jump to the bottom of the instructions to determine the type of installation method you need.

Step 1 Remove the Door from the Frame

  • Remove the door from the frame. Center the security door to your existing pet door and mark the holes with a pencil.

Step 2 Level the Cover

  • With a level check to see if your existing pet door is level. If it is, you can use it to level your Watchdog security cover. If your existing pet door is not level, you may need to adjust it so that the door openings line up to each other.

Step 3 Drill the Holes

  • Remove the door and drill the correct size hole where marked. The size of the hole will change based on application of fasteners.

Step 4 Install the Screws

  • Install the tamper resistant screws or bolts.
  • Do not tighten yet, you must align and drill the remaining three holes.

Step 5 Install the Frame

  • Level the door and repeat steps to mark, drill, and temporarily install upper corners with tamper resistant screws.
  • Now mark both bottom holes, remove door, and drill the bottom two holes.
  • You are now ready to install the frame. Firmly tighten the screw hardware to complete the installation.

Choosing Your Installation Method

Installation onto an Entry Door:

  • - Use provided tamper resistant screws & tee nut. 
  • - Also recommended to thread the bolt with “lock-tite” (not included, can be found at your local hardware store) to provide additional security from bolt and tee nut from turning (use a 3/16 hex nut wrench - not included). 
  • - At times the bolt may be longer than you need to secure the door frame. If so, you can shorten the bolt by cutting it to the desired length. 
  • - Another option would be to install washers behind the bolt or tee nut to shorten the length as well, but it may not look as aesthetically pleasing. 

 

Installation onto a Block Wall:

  • - Use provided tamper resistant screws & anchors.
  • - You will also need a 3/8" masonry drill bit and flat head screwdriver or bit (not included).

 

Installation onto a Wood Clad:

  • - Use provided tamper resistant screws.
  • - You will also need a 3/8" masonry drill bit and flat head screwdriver or bit (not included). 
  • - It is best to pilot the screws with a 3/32" wood or metal drill bit (not included). 

 

Installation onto a Stucco Clad Surface:

  • - Use provided tamper resistant screws & anchors.
  • - You will also need a 3/8" masonry drill bit and flat head screwdriver or bit (not included). 

 

Using the Combi-Bolt: Changing your combination

From the factory, the code is set to 0-0-0.

 

Step 1: Switch the slider next to the dials from the circle to the triangle, or from down to up.

Step 2: Enter your new combination. Write it down!

Step 3: Switch the slider back to its original down position. It is now set to your new combination. The slider does not need to be open or closed to change the combination.

 

FAQ

Can I use the watchdog dog door just a pet door?

We recommend using this steel home security door cover in addition to a pet door, for its intended purpose. If you were to use this as a pet door, the door would have to be open all the time to allow your pet access. Thereby permitting the outside air, critters, or burglars to enter your home.

For the opening direction, is that when I am looking at the door from the inside or outside?

When you select your optimal opening direction, this is referring to where the hinges are when you are outside looking at the pet door installation. 'Left' means the hinges are on your left when you are outside.

Is the guard supposed to go on the inside of the house or outside?

The manufacturer actually suggests it be bolted to the outside of your door or wall installation. The bolts cannot be removed from the outside, and a potential intruder would be confronted with a barrier immediately. However, although it is not ideal locking covers can be mounted on the inside if there is no room on the exterior.

How big is this frame going to be?

This cover will go over your existing pet door frame. It will be bolted to your wall/door. The cover's frame will depend on how large your dog door is, so be sure you have extra room on all sides of the frame.

I have an uneven surface, will this work?

You may have to do some caulking or recessing in order to get the screws installed securely in order for this to work properly. We would suggest contacting a contractor to do this.

Are there really no other color options available?

Unfortunately, this item only comes in white. However, the polished finish makes it easy to paint over in order to fit your home's aesthetic.

Can I automatically lock this at a certain time?

No, this cover locks manually. When you go out of town or need to lock it in the night, you would need to go outside and do so.

Can I reset the combination lock any time?

Yes! You will need your existing code in order to set a new code. There is no other way to unlock your steel cover if you forget the code. Keep it written down, in a safe place.

Is there a WatchDog pet door that goes better with this?

There are not doors that are better to use with this cover. This steel guard actually accommodates more than one brand of door models, so it would perform the same on the doors listed in the size chart.

I ordered this cover and a door, but received only one item. Where is the rest of my order?

This cover will ship separately, in a different box than a pet door you purchase with it, if you do order additional items. This is because this item is in a different warehouse. You will install the security cover over the front of the pet door once it arrives.

It looks like this is just for dog doors?

You can use this as a cat door (or small dog door) cover as well, it just might be quite a bit larger than necessary. Most customers don't use them for cat doors though because the door is too small for any person to actually fit through (in issue with pet doors for larger dogs). However, this will work for both cats and dogs.

I read about Wall dog door that locked, do you have any?

You are probably thinking of electronic doors, which have security features like locking mechanisms that only let your pet in and out. Depending on the manufacturer some are designed only to keep the dog inside others are more secure. To achieve similar security as an electronic pet door (and wind break/weather resistance) with your wall or door mount pet door, we recommend the Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover.

How does the secure doggie door work with the pet door?

It fits over the frame of the pet door and is securely screwed in the door or wall. You need to choose a Watchdog that is larger than the outside frame dimension of your pet door.

What prevents someone from unscrewing this dog door security cover?

It is installed with bolts that can't be removed from the outside.

Can this be used on patio pet doors to make it a more secure dog door?

No, these are specifically meant to be used on doors or walls.

What is the best way to have secure dog doors?

The best doggy door security option is the Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover. It is a separate locking cover with a combination lock.

I travel frequently and no one is at my home, what can I do to improve my dog door security?

The Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover is the best option. As the name implies it is made of steel and has a combination lock that you set to deter anything from getting in.

I need a doggy door cover for a secure door, do you have one?

Yes, the Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover is the most secure way to lock your pet door.

I want an actual pet door locking mechanism for a secure door for my dog, do you have any options?

Yes, you can install a separate Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover. It fits over your existing door, is made of steel and has a combination lock.

Will the addition of the Watchdog make my dog door the most secure doggie door?

Yes. It is a steel frame and door secured by a combination lock that you set the code. It works for any door or wall model pet door.

If I'm not ok with the security dog doors cover I have for my big dog, what can I do?

You can secure dog doors for large dogs with a Watchdog Steel Security Pet Door Cover.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated at checkout.

Warranty

WatchDog Warranty:

This warranty covers any failure of the equipment due to defective material or workmanship. This warranty is provided by the equipment manufacturer and is void if the equipment has been used for purposes other than its intended purpose, abused, or damaged due to improper handling or installation.

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09/30/2018
Jeanne

At Least Robbers Will Have a Challenge!

I'm convinced that if your home is a target of robbers, they'll find a way to get in, regardless of our best efforts to stop them. However, I've now bought two of these pet door security doors. One is on the "inside" of the pet door in my closet so that I do not have to go outside to lock it...I'm very confused as to why they instruct us to place the lock on the outside to begin with...maybe I'm missing something... The second one is on an interior door from my closet to the bedroom, so that I don't have to leave the closet door open, and so that if someone does manage to get through the first security door, they will have more problems getting through the second security door. Perhaps I'm overdoing it, but I love these doors! And they are easy to install and use.

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02/14/2018
Brandy

Excellent Security Door

This is an exceptionally well made security door. it is made of steel and the slide bolt is very secure. The only issue I had was in the shipping that seemed to get stuck with FEDEX no fault of the vendor.

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12/05/2017
Frederick

worth the investment

Just looking at it you know this is a quality security cover. Way stronger than the standard pet door and really easy to use.

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12/02/2017
Larry

Exactly what we were looking for

This combination lock cover definitely gives us peace of mind when we are gone on vacation. We have a very large dog (who is probably as threatening as a baby bunny), so it's great that we can lock it at night to keep intruders out.

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04/27/2016
SQ_4DOGS

Just what we wanted

(ed. note: Published Dec 7, 2014) This door is high quality and provides the security we need when we are not home and want our door locked. Our pets are large, so it makes me feel safe to know I can lock the pet door at nights or when away to keep possible intruders out. There was a part that needed replacing, and the mfr replaces quickly at no cost. That was excellent customer service from Pet Doors and the mfr. We reommend this door.