Many people do not like to leave their dogs in kennels when they are away from home because they feel that it is cruel. Leaving dogs to roam inside of a home can be unsafe, though, because they could get into something that they should not get into. If you have an invisible fence installed in your yard, consider having a doggy door installed in your garage door so that your dog can easily come in and out of the garage as they please while you are away from home. The following guide walks you through a few things you need to consider when adding a doggy door to your garage door.
Consider the Size of the Doggy Door
The first thing you need to consider is the size of the doggy door. It needs to be large enough for your dog to be able to easily fit through, but small enough that it can fit within the panels of your garage door. Take the time to measure the panels on your garage door. Knowing the width and height of each panel will ensure that you purchase a door that fits onto the door with ease so that no major construction needs to be done to install the door.
Consider the Operation of the Doggy Door
You need to consider how you want the doggy door to operate before buying it. There are some that simply have a flap that the dog pushes when they want to go through the door. This is not always the best option for a garage door because it can allow unwanted animals to be able to gain entry into your garage, as well. There are garage doors that operate through microchips that may be the best option for your home. The microchip is placed on the dog's collar and when they get close to the door, it opens automatically.
Consider the Installation of the Doggy Door
When you purchase the doggy door, it is important to allow professionals to install it for you. This will ensure that the edges are sealed properly so that water cannot leak in when it rains and so that it does not come loose from the door when it is raised and lowered. Installing the door will not take long for an experienced technician to do.
Once the door is installed, your pup should be able to start using it right away. It will take some getting used to before the dog is able to use the door without any trepidation. Once they figure the door out, they will be able to come and go as they please when you are home or when you are away, which will give you peace of mind and allow them to live a fulfilling life at all times.