Dog Training Doors: You Will Have Freedom With Dog Doors!

Dog Training Doors Give You Freedom

The biggest advantage to dog training doors is the freedom that both you and your dog will have when he can go in and out of your home on his own whenever he wants to. That is a really huge in my book. You just want to make sure that when your dog does get outside, that he is going into a fenced in area, so that he is safe from running into the street or from running away. Dog training doors are another example of dog training tools. What are some of the things that you have to take into consideration before you get a dog door?

Well you need to think about whether this will be a permanent part of your home or if it is going to be a temporary measure. You need to take into consideration where you live and the type of weather that you get. For example if you live in an area that gets extreme weather, then the type of dog door that you will need would be different from the one needed by someone who has more stable weather.


You need to take into consideration the size of your pet, as dog training doors come in a variety of sizes. I think that the largest one that I could find could accommodate a dog that was 125 pounds. Also you will need to decide if you are going to install your dog door in your door, wall, or patio door. Next you need to take into consideration how much you want to spend, as there is quite a price range depending on the type and quality of dog door that you get.

One of the biggest factors that I found out about was the security of a dog door. There are automatic and non automatic dog doors and the non automatic dog doors can be quite a security risk as there is a possibility that a burglar could get in through large dog training doors. Other risks include the fact that other animals can enter your home, such as a squirrel, a skunk or a racoon. Also if you have a small child, you do not want them to be able to enter the dog door and be able to escape from the door. You may have indoor pets, such as a cat or a bird that you do not want to get outside as well. Another consideration is if there is only one flap on the door, it can be quite drafty when there is inclement weather, so you would want to make sure that you have protection from the elements.

Automatic Versus Non Automatic Dog Training Doors

flap dog training doorsSo now we should look at the type of dog training doors that are available for your home. There are non automatic doors such as flap doors and patio doors, and automatic doors such as electric dog doors  and magnetic dog doors.

Flap dog training doors are easy to use and are quite sturdy. This door comes with flaps. The flaps can be soft vinyl material all the way to hard plastic. With this type of system, the flap swings out when your dog pushes on it to go through and then it falls back into place once your dog has gone through the door. There are many mounting options, a variety of sizes, and a range of prices determined by the type of construction material, the number of flaps and the energy efficiency of the door. There are some of these doors that come as a wall tunnel dog door, that have 3 flaps which keep energy loss to a minimum. Some of these dog doors come with a lock out panel that slides in on the inside of the door and can be dead bolted, so that the door can be secured at night, or when you are away.

Patio Dog Training Doors Are Easy To Install

patio dog training doors

Patio dog training doors are easy to install and can be removed easily as well. They are incorporated into your patio door track. They usually come in heights to accommodate 75” to 95 or 96”. When measuring for height, you measure from the lowest point of the track on the bottom, to the highest point to the track at the top. Most of them come with a lock out slide so the dog door can be secured at night, or when you are away.


Electric Dog Training Doors Provide The Most Security

electric dog doorsElectric dog training doors provide the most security for your home. It automatically opens without your dog having to push or press anything. There is a sensor key that is placed securely on your dog’s collar. The door will only open and close in response to the dog’s movement. You want the collar to have a direction sensor so that the door only opens when your dog is approaching the door and not when he is just moving around. The receiver sends a signal to the door when the dog is approaching the door. Then the door opens automatically. It will not open to your child, other animals or even to a burglar. You want to make sure that the collar is waterproof and that the door is heavy duty. It is helpful if it has a battery backup so that if there is a power failure the door will open and your dog will still be able to get in and out. These dog doors are easy to install on your door or your wall. Only one of your dogs can go through the door at a time.

magnetic dog training doors

The magnetic dog door works by having magnets attached to your dog’s collar. The signal that is emitted from the collar will cause the door to unlatch when your dog wants to go out or come into your home. This door provides similar advantages to the electric dog door.

Dog training doors can range in price from $60 to $250 or more plus the cost of installation. However, when you consider the freedom that you will give your dog to be able to go in and out of your home at will, a dog door is well worth considering.

In order for you to make a wise decision about the type of door dog that will be suitable for you, we will be reviewing a variety of different dog doors and recommending the best dog training doors that are available and at the best price.

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