How to Install a Doggie Door

July 8, 2010 by  
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Doggie Door Installation: How To Install A Doggie Door

Having a dog door installed in your home for your dog to make his way in and out of as he pleases is something that will really benefit you and your dog. Not only will your dog have the freedom of being able to go outside as they please but it will save you the effort of having to open the door every time they want to go out.

With a doggie door you will not have to get out of bed late at night or early in the morning to put the dog out and that can save you a lot of hassle. Then, it’s a matter of deciding how to get the doggie door installed. The first option that comes to mind is to ask a professional to come and do the job, but why do that when you can do it yourself?        How to Install a Doggie Door

Installing the Doggie Door

If you want to take on the challenge of installing a pet door in your home for your furry friend, there are just a few easy steps you will need to follow. You start by establishing the location of the doggie door, selecting the best door to have it on, which is usually but not always the kitchen door, and on what part of the door it will be. The height of your dog is what will be most determining here.

The right location of the door will make it easier for your dog to go in and out effortlessly and without incidents. If you have a larger dog, obviously the doggie door is going to need to be installed a bit higher up. The size is very important, because a door too small may hurt your dog, and one that’s too big will make it heavy for the dog to use.

Remove the door from its hinges to make it easier to work on, and then you want to use a ruler and pencil to draw out the outline of the pet door. You will find dog door fixings or sets that include everything you need for the installation, including the door, hinges or fixtures, the screws and bolts you need, and even a plan.

Follow the steps mentioned on the plan or the instructions, make sure that you have all the tools you need before the installation begins, and after installing the doggie door, and put your door back on it’s hinges.

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How to Install a Doggie Door
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3 Responses to “How to Install a Doggie Door”
  1. jim says:

    excellent, well written post on a popular niche category. Wish this was available when my dog was alive,
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  2. Carl says:

    I enjoyed reading your post on Doggie Doors and as a result of reading this information it gave me a great idea on installing an internal doggie door from our basement to the main living area. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Rocque says:

    This is great advice. I wonder how many people do not buy doggie doors because of the installation factor. If I was every going to put in another one I would want to do it myself but would not know where to start. Thanks for sharing so now I can know.
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