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3 Pet Door Myths: Here’s the Truth

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 3 Pet Door Myths: Here’s the Truth

3 Pet Door Myths: Here’s the Truth

Pet doors are convenient for you and your furry family member. Giving your dog or cat access to head outdoors during the day means fewer worries of accidents in the house or an overly energetic pet that’s been cooped up inside all day. If you’re considering buying a sliding door pet door, you’ve likely heard a few myths.

To save you some time (and confusion!), we’ve debunked three of the most common myths that you’ll often find when researching a cat or dog door.

1. “My Pet Won’t Use the Door”

There are some dogs and cats that may not take to a pet door immediately, but, like any new thing, it takes a little training to convince your pet to use the door. Use treats and praise...

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3 Halloween Costume Ideas for You and Your Dog

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 3 Halloween Costume Ideas for You and Your Dog

3 Halloween Costume Ideas for You and Your Dog

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to find a costume for you and your dog! This is one of the very few holidays where you can have some serious fun with your pet.

Before letting your dog make his grand exit through his sliding door pet door, make sure you’re decked out in only the best pet and owner costume ideas. Here are 3 dog Halloween costumes that everyone will love.

1. The Wizard of Oz

If you want to get the whole family involved, one of the best costume themes to consider is the Wizard of Oz. Make sure you have family members to dress up as Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Dorothy, and your dog can either be Toto or the Cowardly Lion! A dog lion costume is best for larger...

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Want a Rare and Unique Pet? Here Are Three Cool Pets to Own

Posted by on Aug 24, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Want a Rare and Unique Pet? Here Are Three Cool Pets to Own

Want a Rare and Unique Pet? Here Are Three Cool Pets to Own

Whether you’re a cat lover, a dog lover, or somewhere in between, we can all agree that having a pet can make life a little more bearable—but what if you’re more adventurous and want a pet that’s less domestic and more strange? Maybe you want something so special it needs a sliding door pet door? We’ve got a list of three exotic pets you’ll want to get ASAP.

The Fennec Fox

Fennec foxes are just about the cutest little fluff balls you’ve ever seen and, even at their full adult size, they are rather small. These big-eared African foxes only get to be four pounds at most, so they are easy to handle and oh-so-cuddly.

Described personality-wise as a mix between a cat and a dog (playful but...

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The Secrets of Dog Language

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on The Secrets of Dog Language

The Secrets of Dog Language

Our dogs are part of the family. Devoted pet owners share photos of their dogs, buy them nice furniture, and install modern pet doors so that they can explore the great outdoors. Of course, because we love our dogs so much, we even talk to them.

Although our dogs can’t quite “talk” back to us, we can learn about the way they communicate. By observing their barking and body language, we can begin to decode their secret dog language.

How do Dogs Speak?

Like people, dogs can express themselves in many ways. Here is some dog behavior information that can help you better understand your pet.

Dog Communication Signals

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How to Keep Your Dog from Running Away

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on How to Keep Your Dog from Running Away

How to Keep Your Dog from Running Away

Before you brought your new dog home, you did loads of research. You prepared your yard, you bought a comfortable dog bed, and you even learned how to install a dog door in glass.

What you probably didn’t learn was how to stop a dog from running away. If your dog keeps running away when you walk him off leash, learn what you can do to make him stop.

When you’re walking your dog off leash, many different things may cause him to run away, but, whatever the cause, it’s important that your dog comes back to you when you call for him. These tips will help improve your dog’s off-leash habits.

Voice Commands

You’ll want to start training your dog to...

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How Technology Is Revolutionizing Owning a Pet

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on How Technology Is Revolutionizing Owning a Pet

How Technology Is Revolutionizing Owning a Pet

Owning a pet is a lot different—and a lot safer—than owning one 20 years ago. That’s largely due to advancements in pet technology. While some pet tech is simply fun and games, others can offer you added convenience and safety—like sensor-based medium dog doors.

Check out four impressive developments in animal care technologies that have made life as a pet owner that much better.

GPS Tracking

GPS technology can keep you up to date on your pet in many different ways. GPS-enabled collars can help you find Fido with an app or even a drone! GPS collars can also track your dog’s daily activity levels and alert you when he needs more exercise.

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Teaching Your Animal How to Use the Doggie Door

Posted by on Jun 24, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Teaching Your Animal How to Use the Doggie Door

Teaching Your Animal How to Use the Doggie Door

Some dogs love to bathe in the sun, while others are content to sleep on the couch all day. They can’t stay where they are forever, as much as they’d like to; getting exercise and going to answer nature’s call is a must for a healthy pet. Yet, we’ve all experienced that moment where the dog wants to go out, then come in, then go out, then come in again—much to your personal frustration.

If you have an indecisive dog who loves her freedom, it might be time for you to invest in a small or medium dog door. Installing a dog door gives your dog the option to move around at will, encouraging more exercise and more time outdoors. Getting her to use it, of course, is a different story—we’ll...

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Things That Are Poisonous to Your Pets

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Things That Are Poisonous to Your Pets

Things That Are Poisonous to Your Pets

If you have a small dog door for your pet, you know the convenience of this item. You give your pet the freedom to soak in some sun and fresh air throughout the day while also having the peace of mind that your pet won’t use the bathroom inside of the home.

While pet doors are convenient for pets and owners alike, they also create the risk of unsupervised time outdoors. We all know that dogs and cats can be quite mischievous and, before you know it, your furry friend is into something he shouldn’t be.

Here’s what you need to know about harmful items both outside and inside of your home.

Poisonous Food

It’s hard to not want to give...

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Tips on Flying with Your Pet

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips on Flying with Your Pet

Tips on Flying with Your Pet

The amount of preparation that is needed for traveling, especially when it comes to flying with pets, can often be stressful and overwhelming. We all want the best for our furry friends, so it is important to consider your pet’s needs and safety.

Air travel can be dangerous for pets, especially those with brachycephalic or “pushed in” faces such as pugs, bulldogs, and Persian cats, whose short nasal passages put them at greater risk for oxygen deprivation and heat stroke.1 If you have the option of keeping your pet at home, consider obtaining a small dog door or cat flap to give your pet freedom of mobility while you are away.

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Tips for Walking Your Cat

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips for Walking Your Cat

Tips for Walking Your Cat

While you may have a small cat door that allows your cat to go outside at his discretion, there’s nothing better than being able to breathe in the fresh air and soak up some sun by going for a walk. While dogs are usually the pets that are trained to walk using a leash and harness, cats are just as capable (and fun!) to take on a stroll.

Here’s everything you need to know about walking your cat.

Use a Harness
Cats are known to be able to fit into the smallest of places. This often makes traditional collars problematic when taking your kitty outdoors. To keep your pet safe, invest in a harness and leash combination that gives your cat the freedom to roam without the risk of him slipping his collar and running off.

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