My handy brother installed this with a tiny bit of help from me in about 4 hours, but we had to remove the glass from a French door and replace it with scrap plywood to install the doggie door.
My smart girl learned to go through it right away. I have to set it fairly sensitive so that it will open when she approaches it though, so it will often open when she's just wandering around near it, but it closes pretty quickly so no big deal. She has pretty heavy fur around her neck so not sure if
... read more that has anything to do with it, maybe blocking the signal at times?
1 year ago
Awesome doggie door
Was installed in one day. Dogs began using and caught on very quickly.
2 years ago
I live outside of town and have a significant amount of wildlife in my backyard. I wanted to put in a dog door so my "kids" could get outside when they needed to while I was at work but I didn't want to invite the rest of the neighborhood to come in to visit. This door made that possible! It wasn't the easiest to install since they don't give you a template just dimensions but we did get it in and it works great! The dogs took to it quickly and I have a 40lb Lab and a 6lb Yorkie-Pomeranian mix
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We have 3 big German Shepherds that use this door and they all fit through just fine. It fit in the sliding door track with just a little adjustment to it. The weather stripping could have been a little wider. We had to purchase some seperately in order to get a tighter seal. Over all we are very happy with this door.
4 weeks ago
Easy to install, excellent quality material used for the door. Only thing I didn't like was the weather proofing strips. You need to buy better quality weather striping.
7 years ago
Happy Dogs, Happy Owner
I have been looking for a replacement door for the Large Pet Door I bought a while ago. I have 3 Retrievers, 2 Labs and 1 Golden. They weigh around 85 lbs each and kept banging their hips into the side of the large door. This door was much easier than the PetSafe door to install. It seals very well with the sliding door and just by its size it safer, and there is no chance my large size dogs will have any problem getting in and out. I also like the way the flap closes , much tighter than the
... read more previous door . The panel that closes the door is well built and fits great also. Thank you "Ideal" and my 3 dogs thank you also.
This dog door is to replace and older, smaller plastic frame dog door which has run out of time. Have one large and one extra large dogs. The extra large dog currently has to duck to get through the older door. I have high hopes for this larger and metal frames door. Because the top and sides will not be constantly scraped it should hold up much better. I have not installed it yet because it has been much too cold to have the back door open or a large hole cut in it for any length of time.
... read more only thing I did not like about the door were the plastic screws in which to attach and secure the new door. Seriously?! Plastic? For a 100 pound plus dog to go flying in and out of? I will be purchasing metal screws before I install the door. Still overall, seems to be good, sturdy and high quality, I am pleased.
4 years ago
good item for the price
This is the perfect door for the larger breeds. This allows for less stress on the spine and hind legs when passing thru the opening. The security panel is well constructed.
2 years ago
magnet does not hold tight
This is my 2nd purchase of dog doors from home depot. I was very happy with my first ones ( same brand ) so I bought again just different model. The magnet closure does not keep flap as tight as my previous one did. Other then that I am happy
I have a fenced in porch and 2 dogs (20 and 25 lbs terrier mixes), one with separation anxiety.I got the doggy door hoping it would help the anxiety issue by making the dog feel like she can get out and is less confined. Naturally, the anxiety ridden dog is having a slower time liking the doggy door. I think it is the jumping on top of the platforms that makes her nervous. She gets better each time. The other dog LOVES it. She will hang out on the porch by herself for a while and then come in as
... read more she pleases. Great for when I can't get home fast enough. I used some spray foam insualtion to really plug up the gaps (which are huge). I first put seran wrap in the window frame gaps so that I would be able to easily clean it up later (I'm renting). I sprayed the foam in and I can't feel a draft. Easy to install too. Looks attractive (for a doggy door). Some reviews said there wasn't enough insulation material. I disagree. With the foam and the supplied materials, its weatherproofed.
4 years ago
We really like the pet door. The only problem that we ran into is once the dog window is in place we had to put a piece of wood in the window frame in order to keep the window locked. There is no way to lock the window unless you take the dog door out every time you leave. Our dogs really like being able to go in and out.
2 years ago
Easy to install and works great!
My dog hits the door at a run. And it stays in place. Since she is a smaller dog. I did add a platform both inside and outside of the window.
Product was easy to install and provides a way for our puppy to get in and out w/o us having to take her every few hours. We have tall glass doors that prohibited installation of a pet door, so the window application was just perfect. Our sash is about 13" off the floor so we placed a small step under the sash and stone steps on the exterior. The only improvement I would suggest is for additional weather stripping to be included. Not quite enough was with the item to weather strip the top and
... read more bottom. Pet door has made life with a puppy much easier.
4 years ago
Best $$$ ever spent!!!
Best $ ever spent. No longer have to crate my 1 1/2 year old puppy. Wish I'd of got this a long time ago! My two dogs love this pet door.
3 years ago
Very Good Product
This product is the best!!! Before learning this was on the market I had spent too much time trying to decide in between door or wall doggy door but was hesitant since both options require making a hole to install it, which I really didn't want to do. For this product I just had to measure my window, measure my biggest dog and order according to that, very easy. Installation was easy and I can remove it if I want to or install it on another window in my house. The dogs got used to it very
... read more easily, all it took was some patience and a couple of dog treats, they were using it without a problem by the next day, even the cat started using it too! It didn't come with a lock for the sach window but we are just using a piece of wood on the inside of our window to lock it. It came with a plastic cover to use over the flap for when it is not in use which is very nice. Unfortunately we have problems using it because it hits the rim of our sash window, we just have to raise the window before putting or removing the plastic cover, not a big deal for us. I knew it was going to be above ground level for the dogs so I also ordered a pair of steps to put inside and outside for them to climb easily. Luckily, I already had a patio chest below the window so it works perfectly, the dogs use it as a platform before they get in or out the window.
Works well, through the wall installation was difficult.
This is the first doggy door I have tried, so don't have a lot to compare it to, but I have been satisfied so far. Our dog adapted to it quickly and it has been great now that cold weather has arrived. I installed it through a wall and had some difficulty getting the bolts that hold the two sides together cut, rethreaded (had to use a tap and die set) and lined up so the inside and outside parts attached securely. The two flaps appear to work well, but I have to assume there is going to be some
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3 years ago
sturdy and big enough for my boxer.
This is the second one I have bought of this door. The first was quite a few years ago, and still worked well. Just wasn't looking good after years of my Boxer going through it full speed. The new one slipped in perfectly where the old one was. And it is good with winter coming to have all new flaps and all new weather protection. Would recommend to anyone who has a large, active dog.
4 years ago
We were able to install this in a wall that allows us to keep the cat box in the garage inside a pen, eliminating the problem of keeping the box inside our home. The materials used to construct this product are solid and so far sturdy. The small catch was that the bolts/screws used to hold the doors together are a bit long and the manufacuters assume everyone has a set of bolt cutters handy I guess. Our solution was to use black plastic spacers on the garage side door so we were able to get a
... read more tight seal between the wall and both doors without cutting the bolts shorter. Outside of that minor thing this product is great!
Very pleased with this dog door for our window. Only took a few minutes to install. Both my pug and Boston Terrier love it and have no trouble using it!
2 years ago
Great doggie door!
It was easy to install in a snap! This product works perfect for our needs. The dogs use it with ease.
Really answered our need for the dogs to get outside/inside at their own will. Was very pleased with the product and quality, solid in design and works as claimed.
3 years ago
Easy to install.
The window sash was easy to install and has a tight seal. Even if your window is a little out of square, the sash expansion pieces will adjust for that.