Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 80
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LAwriter1234 Best doggie door EVER!!!!
I bought this door for my brother for when my dog comes to visit. He was able to install it VERY easily and VERY quickly. As he lives in a warm weather area the weather proofing strips were enough. We introduced my dog to the door, me on one side with some kibble and my brother on the other side holding the flap open just slightly, she took a moment, sized up the situation, and flew right through! After a half dozen back and forthing, she had it nailed! Now she goes out whenever she wants and has fun leaping and "flying" through it. We got the 10.5" size because Annie is a doxie/basset hound mix and was just too wide to fit in the smaller door. IMPORTANT TIP! My dog is low to the ground and my brother removed one of the 2 lower slats and put it above the flap, so she was able to get up to the opening with only a little hop. The instructions don't tell you about this, but one other person wrote about it and that's how we knew to do it.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RayP Very nice
I purchased this today at my local home depot. The install was very easy. It took me a little bit longer because I needed to drill a couple of holes, and travel back to home depot to get more weather stripping(I suggest you get this at the same time you purchase the door). I placed the door on the side with the stationary door so I would not have to move my lock.
To the person who took a picture of his door with a 3 inch gap... I hope you figured it out after you posted your review, but the panel that you took out from the bottom to allow you to slide the dog door down should be placed in that gap.
Also I agree with the reviewer about measuring your door wide open and then subtracting 15 inches so you can determine if it leaves you room to get out of your door. My family is pretty slim so the room remaining is enough for us to turn to the side and get out to our patio.
The only issues I have are, 1. Not enough weather stripping. 2. The price difference between the aluminum door and the white colored aluminum door.
Other than that I am very happy with my purchase, and I believe my pets will really enjoy not having to hold their business while the rest of the family is gone.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paulette Easy installation!
This has been a terrific purchase! It was so easy to install. After 2 minutes of it being in, my dog began going in and out without any hesitation. There no draft at all and I like that I can slide in the little plastic door for when I am not home. Thanks a lot! It is so great!
October 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mischief Easy to Use
Needed to make slight modifications in the spring-loaded height adjustment - the unit ultimately fit in the space, was originally slightly too tall to angle into position over the frame lip. With 1/4-inch more clearance, it literally would have taken 2 minutes at most to put in place once out of the box. Will need more insulation/weather-stripping than comes with it to really seal properly. Will likely have to modify locking/security. Instructions on box were microscopic. Works great - dog learned it in one day, was fully acclimated within a week, gives freedom to us and the dog.
April 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cartwrighteous Meh.... a Few Issues, Otherwise, Great!
there was a bit of broken off plastic on the swinging plastic door, the adhesive for the outside strip was weak and fell hanging so my dog ate it.i wish the door didn't flap so much with the wind. these aren't strong gusts by any means.
he loves the door though.
July 3, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jrgillespie630 Not great but not horrible.
Had the door for a little over a month. The plastic piece that contains the magnet that the flap meets up with on the bottom already broke. It's not very sturdy and easy for a dogs paws to hit it and break it. I had to cut quite a bit from the bottom of the door off. Measure with the threshold of your patio sliding door in mind. Once inside the threshold it fit fine, getting it over the lip of the door was the issue. The weatherstripping they gave wasn't very good and I bought more to replace it all. The price is great and it serves it's purpose just fine.
February 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DogOwner Good buy
Product is very sturdy and nicely built. Make sure your sliding glass door is straight. With the house settling, the door is a little off, so I had to purchase additional foam to make sure the fit was snug. The bar that I purchased to block and lock the door originally is way too long, so I am in search of a shorter bar so that I can lock the door.
My basset hound had to practice several times in order to jump through, as the opening is a little high, but she has managed to figure it out and the door is a lifesaver when I am running late from work.
July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GracieG Worth it!
This is great for renters. I got this knowing i'd have limited access through my door. I installed it in about10 minutes. I read other reviews and purchased extra weather stripping. I skipped on using the locking mechanism and bought a dowell to hold the door shut snugly. For winter I recommend an extra curtain, it does allow cold air to come in. Overall it was worth it and I'm very happy that my dog is happy..... and that I have a new obstacle when I've been drinking.
October 29, 2013