Great product, very sturdy and robust. Installation was very simple
1 year ago
Perfect Solution for my cats!!
Fits perfectly in my window, no tools required, and don't have to put a hole in my wall/door! Took a little bit of training to teach my cats how it works, but they picked it up pretty easily! Best part...I can lock the flap to "in only" to get them both in at night. Has made my life much easier!! Thought it was a bit expensive when I bought it, but has proven to be money well spent.
4 years ago
Great ! Wish it was available "in-store"
Super easy to install if you measure the window correctly. Looks much better than a regular cat door in a door. Bad news though (not the product's fault), raccoons found the door too! Ug !
We have a Boxer/Dane mix that likes to go out and explore all the time. Sometimes he just likes to stick his long neck out to see what's going on outside. The magnetic attachment works great to latch every time when not in use. I was concerned that air would be coming in/out, but it doesn't. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the see through aspect of the door itself. Wish it was a darker shade or tinted.
5 years ago
Door works well
Door works as expected and appears to be sealing properly after a dog goes through it.
6 years ago
My experience with this door was very favorable. It was easy to install, but it was a replacement for an existing Ideal Pet door, which made it easier in my case. Our dogs took one whole day to come through it on their own because the bottom magnet was missing on the old one and they didn't have to push before I put the new one in. Now they zip through it and it closes very well keeping most of the draft out. My only complaint was that the new door was slightly smaller than the first one. It
... read more worked out, but just barely, where the old one covered the opening with some to spare.
Super easy to install. Just pop it into the track. I didn't bother adding weather stripping because I live in a mild climate and usually leave windows open a little bit for air, anyway. My elderly cat picked up on the procedure right away. She loves her new freedom.
2 years ago
Does the trick
I was disappointed that this door was too tall for a standard Andersen slider, so be sure to measure carefully. The good news is that the top part that adjusts the height can be easily removed (just 2 screws at the top of the unit).This will shorten the unit by about an inch, and the two pegs that push the height adjuster up will still hold the door in place. The weather stripping is inadequate for truly cold weather so we used that blocky air conditioning foam to keep the cold out until winter
... read more sets in and we have to really weatherproof the house. Meanwhile, the cats love being able to go in and out to the screen porch at will.
2 years ago
good quality, good looking
We tried a few different options before we ordered this door. This door is by far the best looking and highest quality we found. It is a single piece rather than two pieces that had to be connected. The finish (white) is nice and the feel is solid. With some guidance from the manufacturer we cut the top down to better fit our space. This was easy and made a better fit. We used more foam insulation than was provided to seal around our door but this was a personal preference. I like the locking/
... read more directional cat door much better than the dog flaps. It closes completely and locks with a simple twist of the lever.
It's sturdy. No cheap plastic flaps. The doors are a nice plexiglass. We bought the large and my dogs, one is 60 lbs. and the other one is 15 lbs. figured out how to use it in a couple of days. Our cats use it too. There doesn't seem to be any draft around it. And being able to lock it is awesome. The metal plate goes on easy, too. It's a bit expensive, but I think it's worth the price.
3 years ago
WORKS GREAT. EXCELLENT INSTRUCTIONS
Product performs perfectly.doors auto close nicely.very low heat loss from double thickness plastic doors and fuzzy weather striping . Instructions were very good, lots of tips,this is not a simple install and they tell you that in the instructions.
2 months ago
Good quality dog door with premium price
This is a quality, expensive dog door that has excellent appearance, but it is hard to install through a wall. Our dog's learning to use the door may have been impeded slightly by the saloon-door style, which was new to her and pinched at her neck if she pushed her head though the two adjacent doors, got scared, and tried to pull back. However, as soon as she learned not to hesitate and just blow through the door, pinching was no longer a problem.
Since we didn't want a new door and didn't have the wall space for a wall mounted pet door, we decided to give this window-based pet door a try. Very easy to install and both dogs can easily use it (we have a 10 lb terrier and a 50 lb shepherd and they both fit easily through it, the little guy just has to push a little harder). The magnet is pretty strong, which ensures the door doesn't flap. We installed it in the summer without the weather strip, but I'm sure we will have to add it, since it
... read more is drafty. My only other complaint is that it's a bit tricky to put the plastic door over the flap to close it, since the ledge from our window sticks out, so you need to angle it and have to be careful about not bending the plastic too much. Overall we're very happy with it and I'd recommend it to anyone.
5 years ago
Love it, the dogs love it.
We have a 100 year old house, with the original woodwork, and doors. The window doggie door was the perfect solution. The wndows are very low, just had to put in a small ramp, for the dogs. Excellent.
3 years ago
Works well, could have better weatherproofing
Works great for the dog, it came with a small strip of weatherstripping, should come with enough to go all the way around it. Decent quality and the dog loves it after shoving him through it a couple times. Its a little pricey but it looks nice and was easier than making my own and doesn't require cutting a hole in the wall. It seems to do pretty well as not allowing air in but it hasn't gotten too cold yet. I haven't noticed any drafts.
This doggie door was exactly what I needed and was so simple to install. My windows are floor to ceiling panel windows. So I was able to take out 5 window panels insert the door frame and just cut a square out of my screen. My only issue was figuring out how to seal the window to the last window glass panel. But I was able to tape that up without it looking weird. So far my pup has gotten use to it now never having used a doggie door before. But works really well and doesn't leak the AC!
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.
So far, doggie door has been holding up well. My dog constantly goes in and out of it..He likes it...Haven't had any problem with it, works very well...
7 years ago
I ordered this doggie door to keep my cat inside while giving my dog the freedom to go out whenever she wants. I love it. The only drawback to it is the size. Once put in the sliding glass door, there is not much room for a human to go in or out of the sliding glass door. I would still recommend it though because it has made my life so much easier. Although it is a bit pricey, it is definately worth it.
5 years ago
This door is top quality, problem free.
I bought this door for a very busy dog that goes in and out all day. It is of execellent quality, sturdy and easy to use. The collar transmitter is very sensitive and works very well. I no longer have to watch the clock and rush home to let the dog out, she can go in and out as she pleases. This door was worth every penny.
This is a very nice Pet door,it looks like it was built in the door. The only thing,I just wish there wasn't so much cold air coming in the house around the flap,but if it was any wider it wouldn't flap in and out so the dog could get out.ha I also like the plastic door cover that you can close the door off if you want to and hope the dog don't bump his head thinking it's open.lol I would recommend this to everybody.
10 years ago
Ideal Pet Doors - Ideal
The patio door is ideal for pets to go in and out, without having to open the door. My dog ended up being too big for this particular door, but the door was as advertised. It can be set in the track and removed as desired, or it can be fixed in place with supplied hardware. You can then lock your patio door as usual. There is still enough room, even with the extra large that I purchased, for you to go in and out in comfort.
4 years ago
Easy to install and works great
I ordered this product thinking it may be ok but not expecting anything much. However, we installed it in minutes and I shoved the dogs through and that was all it took. I purchased extra large because it was inexpensive and it's a good thing I did as the size that should have worked for my dogs (medium) would have been way too small.