Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 52
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DogOwner Works great!
This door works great for our tall 115# German Shepherd. The door does not fit perfectly in our patio as our patio doors are only 76.5" tall - which I knew when I ordered it. It was easy to modify to get it to fit since we didn't plan on it being a permanent part of the patio door. It looks great, like the patio was meant to be that way, it's sturdy and well made, the flap opens easily and closes all the way. It works great and exactly as it states. We use it for temporary situations and found it very easy to put up and take down when needed. I don't think I would want it up all the time as us humans have to go through the door sideways to fit, which isn't ideal when carrying plates of food to & from the grill - although not impossible if you were planning on keeping it up. Training took a few minutes with one of us on each side with treats. He's a smart dog and new exactly what to do, it just seemed like he didn't know if it was allowed for him to go in and out whenever he wanted as he is used to ringing a row of bells for us to let him out! Once he realized he wasn't going to get in trouble, it was no problem.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NoContractors Nice door, but be prepared for extra material and work...
We purchased this pet door for our Andersen sliding patio door. We knew ahead of time (based upon other reviews) that some extra material and work would be required for installation. Here is what we did: 1) We purchased extra magnets Model # 07001 for the pet door's flap. 2) We removed the spring-loaded aluminum top of the pet door. This allowed the pet door to fit more easily within our Andersen door. 3) We applied Frost King rubber foam Model # V25WA to the right and left sides of the pet door. 4) We applied Frost King weather seal Model # FAC3 to the top of the pet door and to the half-open Andersen door. 5) To keep the whole assembly tight, we jammed the Andersen door against the pet door using pieces of 2x4 lumber and wedges. We did not use the provided lock, because that would require drilling unwanted holes in the Andersen door. Look at the attached pictures for guidance on adding magnets. Good luck! Our large dogs really enjoy the door! Our giant chocolate lab fits through easily.
December 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RobC Worth the price
We were coming home to accidents with our newly rescued Basset Hound and we had a Black Lab and a Boston Terrier as well. The 15 x 20 door is perfect for the large Black Lab and we don't have to rush home anymore. Of course the Basset Hound can dig up the back yard while we're gone but that's not the door's fault. One unexpected bonus, the grandkids have a blast going in and out the dog door too.
The door installation was pretty intuitive which was a good thing since the instructions were pretty "thin". As with most of the other reviewers it doesn't leave you much room to go in and out of the space that's left over but just consider it incentive to stay slim. ; )
October 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CeeGee Very Misleading Size Requirements!
This a very well made product and I would have loved to have it installed. It would have been PERFECT for our German Shepherds. HOWEVER, the description says measure from the inside of the track top to bottom, I did and the size was well within the tolerance of 77.6-80.4 The do not take into account the frame around the track that you have to lift this door over to install. Inside the frame is only 75", no way to lift the door over the frame to install on the inside track. No way to adjust for the lip. Too bad. Glad Home Depot has an easy return as this will be going back. MEASURE INSIDE THE FRAME of the door folks.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 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.
July 6, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by a1i50n easy and huge!
Not much on the market for options in the large doggie door category, I tried this one hoping it would be big enough for my dogs (140# great dane and 115# mastiff) and it is! It was a very easy one-girl-job for install and training was a jiff. My only hangup is that the flap doesn't make contact all the way around with the frame, so cold air comes on through and trying to seal it myself would prevent the flap from moving. Also for it to be so big, it takes up more than half of the slider opening, so we have to slip through sideways....anything for the dogs though!
October 20, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Valentine Awesome Dog Door for 100 lb. Dogs!
Great dog door for 100 lb. dogs! We read another review before we purchased explaining how you can make it lower to the ground so your dog doesn't have to step over a high rise at the bottom. We are so grateful to that person that wrote the review! It was so easy to do. You just take some screws out on the bottom and slide the two sections off of the bottom and slide the dog door part off. Then slide one of the white sections back on, then slide the dog door part back on, then slide on the last remaining white section back on the bottom. Awesome! oh don't forget to put the screws back in!
June 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce Great ... big dog door
door could have a double pane glass panel for better weather buffer.. also a nice sliding panel over a screen would be nice also... make it more expensive for sure but nice option if wanted... but as is works very well for our larger black lab...
June 23, 2015