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Reddit reviews: The best dog doors

We found 96 Reddit comments discussing the best dog doors. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 26 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Dog Doors:

u/ski3 · 1 pointr/dogs

I have a Golden Retriever puppy, Summit (8 months old tomorrow, he came home at 8 weeks old) and an indoor-only cat, Sprocket (1 year old). The big thing is to be patient and monitor all interactions.

Our cat is very tolerant and go-with-the-flow. He has never hissed or clawed at the dog. Thee was one time the dog did get too rough with him, and the cat meowed loudly for help, but never fought back (which in a way, makes things harder for our situation). Our dog is extremely playful and although he doesn't mean to harm that cat and just wants to play, he doesn't understand that the cat is too little, is not a dog, and cannot be a wrestling buddy.

Tips

  • Start by sequestering them in separate parts of the house/apartment. Let them get used to each other's smells. Since we live in a small apartment, we couldn't exactly close them completely out of certain rooms, but if you can, this can be a good step.
  • Invest in an exercise pen for the dog. Let them sniff each other through the pen. This allows them to see and smell each other without physically interacting with each other. (It's also extremely useful for keeping the dog and your home safe when you can't 100% of your attention to the dog).
  • Until you begin to trust the dog, make sure she is leashed for all interactions. We still only let them interact when Summit is leashed because he still doesn't understand that he's bigger than the cat and could potentially hurt him. Reward both animals for reacting calm around each other. Initially, reward the dog of nicely investigating the cat as well. Be ready to separate them if one of the animals gets overexcited, or if the interaction is becoming dangerous for one of the pets.
  • Create a safe space for your cat. Shelves and high-up places for her to go to escape the dog. Maybe even invest in a baby gate similar to this one so that the cat can access a room that the dog can't (note that the dog will have to grow a bit before the size of the door will prevent her from entering the room).

    Additional Tips for living with a puppy and a cat

  • Contain the cat's supplies. Find a way to cover the litter box or place it in a room that the dog can't get to. Move the food to a place where the dog can't get it as well (we put Sprocket's food bowls on some shelves that the dog can't reach).
  • Many Golden puppies will eat anything that can fit in their mouths. This can cause fatal bowel obstructions. Put away all small cat toys and keep them in a place where the dog can't get it. Also, if your cat enjoys toys, invest in some larger ones that the dog cannot easily swallow such as the [Kong Kickeroo](https://www.amazon.com/KONG-Moppy-Kickeroo-Catnip-Colors/dp/B0037PNC1O/ref=sr_1_7?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1488061069&sr=1-7&keywords=kong+kickeroo+cat+toy0, https://www.amazon.com/Bergan-Turbo-Scratcher-Cat-Toy/dp/B000IYSAIW/ref=sr_1_4?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1488061298&sr=1-4&keywords=cat+ball+track+toy, and the ball-track type toys.
u/Kcwilcox · 1 pointr/Assistance

Bringing a new puppy home to your cats is a lot easier than one might think!

We recently "fostered" a puppy for 3-4 days. Our three cats (aged 2-3 yrs) have NEVER been in contact with a dog. Ever.

We read a lot of stuff, and the best way to go about this is...

Gates. Invest in gates. We bought 3 of these which worked wonders. Obviously depending on the size of the puppy, he/she might be able to fit through the cat door at first. But our cats were more than comfortable jumping over them to escape from the puppy.

The most important thing is to give your cats space. They need 1-2 "safe" rooms. They need a place to escape from the puppy after their few minutes of contact with the new puppy. This is so important, because your home IS your cats home. It's where they feel safe!

Also, I don't know how your cats feel about squeaky toys... but our cats HATE the noise. Try to ease the puppy onto squeaky toys (if you want). The more squeaking the puppy does with the toys, the more the cats might become frightened of the puppy. Squeaky toys are so fun for dogs because the squeaker imitates an animal (they squeak it, it's like them 'squeaking' a small animal of sorts... hence they LOVE them). If the cats hear the noise and see the puppy shaking it around, they might become more stressed out.

Edit: Forgot some other important things...

Keep your cat's nails trimmed as well. There is guaranteed to be a LOT of swiping. The puppy will realize what's going on, and will want to play with the cat. So just be cautious!

Also, do NOT hold a cat and walk them towards the dog. Do not in ANY way force them to go near the dog. If one of the cats gets scared and comes towards you to be picked up, pick them up and walk them to one of the gated off rooms. (I don't know if other cats do this or not... but my cats are literally like dogs) You need to let your cats be the curious kitties that they are. No matter how long it takes, the kitties will learn to love and care for the puppy. Just remember... Some dogs remain "puppies" for over 2 years (personality-wise). So... prepare yourself!

Good luck, if you have any questions - feel free to ask!!

Edit #2: If you can deal with a puppy (~6 months or younger), I personally think it's the way to go. Even if you're looking to get a BIG (70+ lb) dog, they start out at about 20lbs at ~12 weeks. The smaller the dog is when you bring him/her home, the more relaxed your cats will be. If you bring home a HUGE dog (no matter how sweet), I think your cats might be more frightened. In my personal opinion it's best to get a puppy that the cats can get used to while they're relatively still small in size. Oh, and the puppy will get used to the cats. Puppies will generally NOT care. But when you're adopting, be sure that the foster parents/rescue lets you know how they are with kitties. Generally most puppies are fine with cats though!

Sorry for rambling... I keep thinking of more things!

u/ToySpyder · 1 pointr/cats

I have a setup very similar to what you are describing for Scooter. He may not be too old (13 yrs) but he is FIV+ so I could lose him at any time. I have a small table set in front of the windows in my BR. I put a queen comforter folded in 8ths (read: nice and fluffy) on top of it. When it is cold out, I put this under the top layer. Since he is tripawd (missing left rear leg), I do have kitty stairs next to the table so he can get up and down on his own.

As for the sterile room, I say open the room to him. He may not even like it but if he does and he spends his final days happily basking in the sun and watching the birds on a warm comfy blanket, knowing that you were able to do that for him will be the best feeling ever. If you want to make his last weeks, months, years the best possible, make him priority. They were always here for us when we needed them so as they age we need to be there for them. As for the dogs? Get one of those pet gates with a cat access door.

u/1TrueKnight · 2 pointsr/aww

One of our dogs, Daphne, is the same. We have a sliding glass door and bought [one of these](http://www.PetSafe.com/ Freedom Aluminum... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001PB5FPI?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf).

It took a little training, but it's great. One of our dogs loves the freedom and will go lay in the sun for long stretches of time. Daphne often only goes out if one of us goes out with her. Especially when it comes to peeing. Dogs are great (cats too). :)

u/Drgns77 · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

Going to be a bit long, bare with me.

Do not directly introduce the dog & cat at first. Keep them completely separated from each other. This will involve a bit of revolving animals, but in the long run it’ll be worth it. Crate the pup away from the cat and let the cat roam, sniff, etc. Hopefully the cat will “scent” some objects. After, say, an hour, crate cat away from dog. Let the dog sniff around. Do this process for 1 full week. During week 2 continue week 1 but add: rub your hands all over the cat’s face (where scent glands are) then immediately rub “scented” hands on dog’s face. This will force the dog to deal with the scent continuously. Do that for a week. Week 3 is week 2 plus “drive byes”. Dog on leash walks by crated cat until dog doesn’t show intense interest. After that you should be good. However it’s always best to have a safe space for the cat to go that the dog can’t. There are pet gates that don’t require any drilling that work wonders.

I hope that all makes sense. If you have other questions just ask.

Source: dog trainer for 10 years, own 2 pits, 1 Rottie, and 2 cats.

u/jtayl711 · 0 pointsr/DIY

So I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this. If not just redirect me to the appropriate sub and I'll re-post there. Our cat just figured out how to open the doggy door so I want to build some kind of automatic doggy door opener that reads and RFID tag that I'll attach to the dogs collar, so it only opens for the dog. Right now have this kind of doggy door installed. I'm thinking of removing that spring loaded latch in the closing panel and attaching some kind of motor above the door so that when the RFID sensor reads the tag, the motor pulls the closing panel vertically up, and then returns it back into the tracks (sort of like this)

I've never really done a DIY project like this before but I feel like it shouldn't be terribly difficult. I have no idea if it will be of any use but I have a Raspberry Pi if that helps at all. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Any help would be much appreciated.

I'm studying Electrical Engineering so I know a bit about circuit design and some coding but to be honest this is the first practical project I've tried to tackle.

Thanks in advance.

u/makethatnoise · 5 pointsr/Dogtraining

sometimes it is really hard to enforce a "you can't go there" rule. We have three dogs, and they do things all the time that they know they aren't allowed to, you can see they feel guilty about, but they do it anyway (like children).

We have a baby gate that has a swinging door we can walk though, and the door itself has a cat door ( like this ) that we use to keep the dogs out of our front room that has the cat box.

Maybe get something like this to use as a training tool or stepping stone until you can fully train your dog? Also, with having the door itself there it is simple to walk though, and the cats can go through the bottom.

Although it's simple enough to say "the dog should know what they can and can't do, why aren't they doing it?" sometimes we have to provide some help to them as well. If this is a new home with new animals it could be a real challenge for her pup. I know when my boyfriend (two dogs) and I (one dog) moved in together, we had a lot of challenges to overcome to get into a happy household groove.

Edit

I have been a dog owner my whole life; and most of the dogs I've had have gotten into cat food any chance they have gotten, and will eat as much of it as they can physically handle. Something about it makes them go crazy. Having a gate like this gives the kitties a safe place to be away from the dog if they want (that's one reason we have it at our house) and it keeps the dog from eating the cat food. Some dogs will just always eat it, doesn't matter the consequences.

u/caffeinatedlackey · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Before you first introduce the three dogs, make sure the pit mix is thoroughly tired out. If he's old enough, your friend should take him on a nice long jog to expend his energy. This will make him calmer and more likely to see your dogs as friends rather than playmates (or toys).

Then take them on a group walk together. This is important because it is neutral ground. If you were to bring the pit mix directly into your place, your dogs would likely respond territorially. That puts them on the defense, and puts all the dogs on edge. The group walk will put them on the same "team," so to speak.

Make sure there's a place where the small dogs can escape from the pitty if he's being too energetic or too physical with them. They make baby gates with a smaller door that you can open or close to let your pups through. This is an example of what you would want to get. This way your dogs have an escape route and won't feel trapped with the larger dog.

u/K8theGr7 · 3 pointsr/dogs

I ended up with the most energetic and playful Newfie in the world, and she loves to chase the cats so I have some experience in this.

  • First, I never let the puppy out of my sight. She's in whichever room I'm in, if I leave she's in her crate. When I use the restroom or shower she's sitting in the bathroom doorway. If she tries to leave the room I call her back and give her a treat. She's pretty good about that.
  • Second, there are parts of the house she's NEVER allowed in--the kitchen and the laundry room. The kitchen is where everyone's food is prepared and where the cats eat and drink, the laundry room is where their litterbox is.
  • Third, my cats have lots of high places to go to if they don't want to be hassled. They have a cat tree, shelves, and they like to hang out on the back of the sofa (my dog doesn't like furniture, luckily).
  • Forth, I recognize and reward when she ignores the cats, and call her to me if she's gets too close.

    Obviously all of this requires training and conditioning, but it was very worth the time. You can also get baby gates with a little pet door on the bottom. If your pup is especially unruly and disregards boundaries, gates like that are great.
u/doomrabbit · 6 pointsr/beagles

Beagles are not a violent breed, so you are safe for the most part. Where the playful friction gets to hissing and scratching is that beagles like to corner their prey and bay at it. Cats hate loud noises and being cornered, so this generally ends with the cat doing a face scratch. I have declawed cats (adopted that way), so this cycle repeats every few days. The one time we watched a clawed cat for friends, this was over quite quickly.

Also, consider a pet gate like this. Small door lets cats through but blocks dogs, very good escape hatch/tool to keep dog out of the garbage. Handle lets you through easy, great investment even without cats.

u/spiceydog · 1 pointr/homeowners

I had a house in town with a doggy door for my labs and other dogs, and now I'm out in the country in a house with a doggy door, so all told, I've had doggy doors for over 20 years. They're wonderful. And quality-wise, they have much improved in that time (that one is just super)!

Security wise, I lived in a crappy area when I was in town, but as someone else mentioned, the larger the dog/door, the less likely someone is to look at your place to burglarize. It also helps that now, between the spouse and I, someone is always home. I have had a number of geriatric dogs in that time, and none of them have had trouble with the doors. Like you, I am much happier knowing they can go into the yard when they like, and out in the country, they like being outdoors quite a bit.

u/amaeb · 5 pointsr/dogs

I LOVE the dog door that we put in.

It's insulated and has made our lives so much easier. We have two dogs who love to sunbathe, play, bird watch, chase insects, protect the house from the mailman and of course, relieve themselves. We've noticed that they are much more calm, happy and at ease when they have the freedom to choose whether or not to be outside.

We live in the city (not a big city like New York or San Fran. but a city nonetheless). The door is placed on the back door to our back yard. I figure that if someone really wants to get in, they're going to get in no matter what. So, while a dog door might make it easier, a solid door certainly won't stop them. And that'd be where our house alarm and homeowner's insurance would cover us.

u/zzzhonkshoo · 2 pointsr/dogs

Our renter's insurance through Geico covers dog damage but I'm not sure if there's a deductible on it. Carpet is what usually gets damaged so if you can put aside the money to replace two rooms of carpet since it's a house you should be ok.
However with those two breeds you're looking at some really strong chewing for at least the first two years. Some dogs to go for things like baseboards so be ready to train against that. Also very strong nails can cause damage to carpet, hard wood, and doors. They do make door guards though to protect against scratches. This one has the highest Amazon reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/The-CLAWGUARD-Ultimate-Scratch-Protection/dp/B007JXEVU6/ref=pd_sim_petsupplies_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=12KYS54C22NFNF51JRTJ

Congrats on your new puppy and good news, I've never heard of a puppy burning a house down.

u/thesmellnextdoor · 1 pointr/dogs

Most doggy doors have a plastic flap with a magnetic bottom that keeps them closed unless your dog is pushing on them. It's not a perfect seal, but it works pretty well and I don't notice any draft from mine. I don't know if there is one that closes any better than that.

5ft sliding window, do you mean a sliding glass door? Something like this might be what you need. If it's truly a window there are smaller ones with a similar design.

u/mostlyyghostly · 1 pointr/dogs

If you have a glass door, I assume you have a screen door as well? If you don't mind having the screen open all day, it's pretty easy to install a dog door on your screens! We have a strange setup in our house and have a sliding glass door in every room out to the courtyard, and we have doggy doors on three of the screens so the dogs can get out whenever they want (weather permitting).

This is the one we use, with some dog proof screen to surround it. My guys are all pretty big (range from 50lbs-110lbs) and fit through fine. Our yard is 100% dog proof, though, so you would have to make sure there's a zero percent chance of your pup escaping.

u/craig5005 · 2 pointsr/DIY

I live in Calgary so cold winters are definitely a thing. We have this dog door. I'm pretty sure I paid more than $108 for it, but whatever. It's pretty good for cold weather (dual flap with magnets that keep it from blowing open in windy weather). It also comes with a plastic slide in door so you can close it even more, but also means your dogs can't get in or out. It's not as bad as my old door that used to lift open when it was windy outside. I think with any dog door, you have to accept that there is going to be a little cold air coming in.

As for dirt and grass, we definitely have more dirt, but again, that's part of having a dog door. The perk of them being able to go outside whenever they want is worth it. We only have carpet on our stairs, and it's a dark brown, so perhaps my opinion would be different if the door opened to lighter carpet or something.

u/pdevito3 · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

As long as do you the right prep work to make sure it fits, you don't have any obstacles you'll be fine. Depending on where it is, the level of waterproofing will also come into play. My wife and I did this one as soon as we moved in and are extremely pleased.

With that said, there are alternatives. The lowest LOE project would probably be the sliding door insert. We used to have one before we moved and that we also enjoyed that. Another user also posted something about a glass door cutout that you can get as well but that sounds like it would involve the highest skill and risk.

Good luck

u/fraygul · 3 pointsr/saskatoon

I have had the petsafe dog doors before and I had to replace the flaps often. The dogs ate the insulation and it didn't really work. Moved and had to install another and it must have got worse, it was junk and actually fell off the door, leaving the metal all exposed. I had it installed by a professional so pretty sure it's the door. I had one dog and a puppy then. This time I moved I put in this door. Ihttps://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0019F3ZY8/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_49zFDbFRZG2VE I picked it up in edmonton. I have seen it here but I don't recall where. I think it was Critters. I now have 4 pretty big dogs (german shephard mix, bernese, bernese/pyreneese and a newfoundland) and it connects the garage to their yard, so they fly in and out of it over and over all day long. In the 2 years I have had it, it's dirty but not worn at all. It's rubber instead of plastic so it seals better, especially when it is super cold out. All of them have sucked the heat out of the house but this one lets in less breeze. It's metal and rubber and it's built to last. We installed this one ourselves and we are wimps with power tools so it can't be that bad. I did use duct tape to cover between the inside and outside metal to protect the insulation in the door. That's the only improvement I would make on it, just something to put between the door and the dog door frame.

u/CallMeMrsSlender · 1 pointr/puppy101

Amazon sells [Mesh baby gates] (https://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Soft-and-Wide-Gate/dp/B00AJSJFYA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1496957823&sr=8-1&keywords=mesh+baby+gate) that can work since the holes are tiny and harder to get a foot hold on. A towel or blanket draped over and secured via zip ties or anything else could be a DIY makeover version for your existing baby gate.

I also ordered one of [these] (https://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Extra-Wide-Through-44-Inch/dp/B000JJDI0G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496957998&sr=8-1&keywords=baby+gate+with+pet+door) for my house since a dog I frequently watch can jump a regular baby gate like an agility champ. I don't know how large your pup is going to get or how large they are now but I really love my gate. My cats can come and go if need be and my dogs don't bother it.

u/vermiciousknidlet · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I was going to chime in and say that these gates do exist. We have a basement where the stairs are just open to the kitchen, and need a way to keep a crawling baby upstairs but let the cats (all 3 of them!) go down because their litterboxes are in the basement. We're getting this one because of the excellent reviews (and yes it's a small enough opening that a baby old enough to crawl won't be able to fit their head through, one of my concerns about it).

https://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Extra-Wide-Through-44-Inch/dp/B000JJDI0G

u/tehzephyrsong · 9 pointsr/Pets

The best way to safeguard against the cat getting out is for you to let the dogs out yourself.

If your situation is such that this solution is less than ideal (e.g., you live alone, have no nearby trusted friends or family, and work long hours), then shut the cat in one room or one part of the house, and get a doggy door that you can block off while you're home, like this.

u/theshadybird · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

This is the type we have and while our dogs (26 and 40lbs) can fit through the door, only our kitten can fit through the bars, making the other side a kitten only safe spot. Plus it is on super sale right now!

u/cklein0001 · 1 pointr/DIY

My sister in law has a newfoundland and a big old lovable mutt in her house, and to allow the cat access throughout the house she installed these baby gates.

http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-0930PW-Extra-Wide-Walk-Thru-White/dp/B000JJDI0G

As for DIY'ing it, if the cats still have all their claws, I would just drape some remnant carpet over it and tether it to the gate. Its amazing how well our geriatric cat has shredded anything permeable that she wants to climb that we haven't put a cat ladder on. We are such obedient servants to our master...

u/Fibonacci_Sequence · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

Several companies make baby gates with pet doors, this might be a good option for you. I am something of a baby gate expert, as I have four dogs and baby gates have been a part of my life for many years, and I've had clients use these with elderly pets to great success. If the hole is still big enough to be of concern, you can make it smaller with some cardboard.

u/DJSparksalot · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

My ideal scenario was on a higher level apartment with a balcony and sliding door that I installed one of these in.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BC88XS/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_oSpwCbXP6B0Z0

It was awesome, cats were safe as they couldn't escape the higher level balcony and the box and all the kicked and hopped out litter stayed outside.

My boyfriend did the same on his lower level and then secured the patio with chicken wire so they couldn't hop up.

Of course this does only work if you have a balcony that can be secured with a sliding door :(

u/andreablondie · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have six cats that vary from 6lbs to 20lbs. We needed gates that could let them into the areas they needed easily but keep the kiddo from, say, playing in the litter boxes that are in the office and bathroom. After much searching and struggling with standard tension gates that don't fit right in our house, we tried these and they are great. Easy to open & close 1 handed. All of the cats can fit through the opening (we had the doors cut off because they are going to be open all of the time anyway) and kiddo has only tried to go through once. I just put a wrap of duct tape at the top of the cat opening and all of the cats still fit through, but kiddo doesn't even try anymore. With the extenders, it even covers the awkward, wide opening between the our kitchen and dining room.

u/stormeegedon · 1 pointr/dogs

Get a baby gate that has a pet door in it. Assuming your dog isn't the same size as your cat, you can leave the pet door open so your cat can eat in peace and your dog cannot enter that room. It doesn't have to be the mudroom, it can be a bedroom, bathroom, etc. Basically anything with a door frame for you to attach the gate to. Most cats will just jump over it anyway, but the convenience of the door is pretty nice.

u/dontblink12 · 16 pointsr/JustNoSO

You can get sliding glass door inserts! I hope this helps! Although it sounds like he would find some reason that some solution like this won’t work.
https://smile.amazon.com/PetSafe-Freedom-Aluminum-Sliding-Adjustable/dp/B005CO91TK

u/vigorousflailing · 7 pointsr/Parenting

We got this one to block off the kitchen while still letting our cats in and out. It works pretty well, although the baby has just hit the sweet spot where he's mobile enough to climb through the pet door and just small enough to fit through it. Depending on how young and spry your cats are, they might be able to jump over a regular gate (my chubby cat definitely can't).

u/Librarycat77 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

They do!

https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Freedom-Aluminum-Adjustable-Large-Tall/dp/B005BC88XS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549504907&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=dog+door+sliding+door&psc=1

Honestly this could make a huge difference for her - if she could choose to engage or have space she'd likely feel MUCH safer. Plus, you'd know that when she started choosing to interact with you more she's doing it because she really wants to, not because she feels trapped. :)

u/AllOfTheFeels · 3 pointsr/LetsNotMeet

If it’s a sliding glass door at the back they make inserts for the mesh part that acts as a doggie door. Here’s one. As well as a cheaper one you can cut into the mesh directly, here. Hope these help :)

u/hi_from_brian · 10 pointsr/RunningWithDogs

> I scolded her gently

You scolded an animal for emptying a full bladder indoors, when they have no self determined access to the outdoors for that? This is misdirected. We can all make mistakes with food and water intake, and we can all find ourselves waking up to pee in the middle of the night.

> Is 9 miles too much for my dog?

Probably not, but you made zero mention of the ambient temperature and humidity levels. She may have just overheated a bit. I like to use a Ruffwear Swamp Cooler vest with our young Pit Bull any time the temps are 75F, or higher. She can go faster for longer, and I get to carry much less water.

> Did I let her over-hydrate?

Probably, but it was likely her natural reaction to an overheating scenario.

> Did she drink too much at night, trying to recover?

Perhaps, but this ties into everything I said above.

> What can I do differently?

Try running in the mornings, when it is cooler, or look into the cooling vest that I linked above. I would also look into installing a dog door, whether permanently, or as part of an existing sliding door.

u/captainguppy · 2 pointsr/puppy101

My puppy was snatching cat poop, too!! We got this gate to keep her out of the room that the litter box is in, it works wonderfully and she hasn't eaten poop in a couple months now :)

u/alibear123 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We have the same configuration of house/floors. We use a gate like this, though without the pet door: Carlson Extra Wide Walk Through Pet Gate with Small Pet Door, 37-Inches Wide https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JJDI0G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ZhuEAbYGDPRV2. Our son didn't seem much bigger than our cats when we got them and in thought he would just crawl through the pet door. You drill little cups into the walls on either side and then the posts that extend on either side can't slide away. It's very secure. We don't usually spend much time except for sleeping upstairs, so we only ever close the uppermost gate for short periods, like when we're getting ready in the morning, for bed, or doing chores while our son runs around, to keep from blocking our cats from the box/food, depending. The gate to the bottom floor is always closed but the cats don't go down there anyway.

ETA; one floor has a wooden banister/grate thing on one side instead of a plaster/solid wall, and the gate makes the whole thing sit at a bit of an angle, but doesn't seem to affect the safety.

u/3rdrockscience · 1 pointr/Mastiff

This is the one I bought: Ideal Pet Products Ruff-Weather Pet Door with Telescoping Frame, Super Large, 15" x 23.5" Flap Size https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017JTVGC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_gvyvZ8vQTjgY7

u/RedArrowRUS · 17 pointsr/Dogfree

Get one of these bad boys. Now THIS works like a charm. I can step over it if I don't want to open the gate, but it keeps the dog out while my cat can walk through fine. To me, 40 bucks is totally worth keeping my carpet and bed free from dog hair.

Carlson Extra Wide Walk Through Pet Gate with Small Pet Door, Includes 4-Inch Extension Kit, Pressure Mount Kit and Wall Mount Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JJDI0G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.Na0DbHG3A4FF

u/blackqueenphoenix · 1 pointr/dogs

They have inserts that let you have the glass opened or closed like the below:

PetSafe Freedom Aluminum Patio Panel Sliding Glass Dog and Cat Door, Adjustable 76 13/16 in to 80 11/16 in - Large White Pet Door https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CO91TK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GPuMDbDP6ZMZS

u/penny_dreadful_mess · 0 pointsr/dogs

Unless it's under direct supervision or for under a few minutes, my dog does not have access to my kitchen (which by default means the rest of my house). She isn't even bad about chewing or counter surfing. I just decided her need to be near me is less than my need to keep her safe by keeping her out of the kitchen. There are dangerous things to eat, knives, and hot things along with the safer, but annoying things to access. It was hard to begin with but now when I go to cook or clean, she just flops down onto the couch and has a snooze. Not saying that you can't safely have a dog in the kitchen, just my dog is not that dog!

For your pocket door issue, I would recommend a baby gate with a cat door. Pepper might be be able to shimmy through this if she can get through a regular cat flap but it seems like it would be harder. Also, you can set it far to one side and allow smaller animals through the gap on the other side (discovered this trick when my sister visited with her small dog and would escape daily)

u/lizzyborden42 · 1 pointr/dogs

I like this kind:

https://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Extra-Wide-Through-44-Inch/dp/B000JJDI0G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465859911&sr=8-1&keywords=pet+barrier+with+door

You can
screw in these cup things to the door for more strength or you can just use a good amount of pressure to keep them up. My cats like to launch themselves over the gate and just using pressure is enough. Plus, I don't have to keep putting them up and taking them down.

u/drtonmeister · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

There are pet-doors designed and weatherstripped to be through-wall.

Pet doors that are designed to fit partially opened glass sliders have a few issues: unconditioned air, dust, and insects going through the open space between the two glass panes; security; and restricted opening for human use.

If you have (or can hire) the skills to decently patch a wall, then there should be no problem at all on the inside of the house making it look like a doggie-door was never there. On the outside, that kind of depends upon the siding materials if you want a truly invisible repair. Having lived in neighborhoods with vestigial milk chutes etc.; I don't think people think twice about a random weatherproof panel covering up a low former opening on the back or non-visible-from-the-street side of a house, as long as the repair is weathertight and insulated as well as the rest of the wall. But good siding repair is not very hard if you can find matching material.

u/SabrinaFaire · 2 pointsr/dogs

I have this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JJDI0G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Which has a cat door, but you can close that easily so they can't get through. It worked well for us until our 60lb lab mix figured out how to get through the effing cat door. Still can't believe that happened.

u/calyx13 · 1 pointr/Parenting

We use this one at the top of our stairs and have for several years. I am not sure if it is technically supposed to be for the top of stairs but we have a very insistent, 40-pound toddler and the gate has held strong without budging.

http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-0930PW-Extra-Wide-Walk-Thru-White/dp/B000JJDI0G/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394060936&sr=8-1&keywords=carlson+extra+wide+pet

u/LucidDreamer18 · 5 pointsr/Dogtraining

>how do you prevent litterbox snacking?

Litter box is behind a gate in a room the dog cannot get into. At 55 lbs, I assume your dog probably couldn't fit through a little cat door in a gate like this, but if he could fit through, figure out some other way that only the cat can get to the litter box.

>Also where do you feed your cat so that the dog doesn't eat their food?

If you're free-feeding your cat, don't. They have a tendency to not self-regulate their meals well, and that's why so many cats are overweight and obese.

The cat is fed on top of my desk, and his food is taken away the second he's done eating. I do not leave the bowl unsupervised.

u/lambhearts · 1 pointr/dogs

I'm finding a few doggie doors of this style that fit your size requirement, but they're all pretty pricey, and seem to be from the same manufacturer.

u/sneaky_dragon · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

I was thinking of a product like this. That one's expensive, but I'm sure you could probably hack up a DIY solution with cardboard or something. heh.

u/CA_Dreamer · 1 pointr/Greyhounds

I had a PetSafe model, the Large - Tall.

[This is the door] (https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Freedom-Aluminum-Sliding-Large-Tall/dp/B005BC88XS) on Amazon. They have a very good chart on the page that shows the dimensions and "rise".

It's important that in addition to the right door/flap size that you get one that has a decent "rise" on it so they don't have to stoop to get through it. The 8 inch rise/step over is perfect.

The only problem I had with the door was that it was single pane glass which made the room cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

I will be getting a new door soon and I'm looking into the dual pane models. They are much more expensive than the single pane doors, but I don't want to suffer the temperature extremes.

u/SoriAryl · 48 pointsr/JustNoSO

They make ones that go into sliding glass doors. We had one like this


Ideal Pet Products Fast Fit Pet Patio Door 80" Medium (Mill) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UV4MH6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-6DVDbGS2TR1K

u/bio_lol_gist · 1 pointr/Pets

Bummer. I wonder if it would make any difference if you put something draped over the gate (like a towel or something) so he couldn't see through to the other side. Sometimes out of sight/out of mind works.

Not sure if this will help your situation at all, but I got this as a barrier between my living room and kitchen area (where I have all my cats' food). It keeps the dogs out but lets the kitties through.

Best of luck, I know how extremely frustrating it can be when your dog is getting into things s/he isn't supposed to have.

u/purebatttlesword · 3 pointsr/samoyeds

We got them on Amazon! Here is the link: Grey Gates

They worked really well for the first month but she's figured them out, so we got these instead, they are impossible to escape. Here is the link: White Gates

u/treeshugmeback · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We have this one: https://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Extra-Through-Small-37-Inches/dp/B000JJDI0G

We use it at the top of our basement stairs so kitties can get to their litter boxes and baby is locked out. Sturdy and easy to operate.

u/Avridt · 1 pointr/dogs

This is the one I use, you can buy additional sections to fit a larger opening. This version is pressure mounted so no hardware to be installed in your walls. I’ve had it for about 2 years now and it’s still going strong.

The same brand also has one that can be mounted that is 76” wide.

u/je_taime · 2 pointsr/dogs

You can just buy retractable gates and mount those. I used to have two in a previous home. They are soft and don't hurt when you bump into them. There is a tiny bit of give but not much, and they work fine for old dogs and cats that won't be trying to barrel or bash through.

https://retract-a-gate.com/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DY15QR8/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_3_w?th=1


Evenflo soft and wide gates:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJSJFYA?th=1

u/jeffesonm · 1 pointr/DIY

looks like they make a thing so you can install a pet door in a wall

u/faithacid · 3 pointsr/homesecurity

They make electronic locks that can be triggered by a fob that you attach to the dog's collar. The doggy door remains locked until that fob gets close enough to trigger it to unlock. Something like this.

u/klarky7 · 9 pointsr/beyondthebump

We actually got this gate Pet Gate before we had our baby. We got it to stop our puppy from eating the cat food (which gave her diarrhea) and also to keep her from trying to eat cat turds. I used some masking tape on the little door connected to the opening so that it's not wide open, just open enough for the cats to get through. Wide open it would swing and seemed dangerous for our ankles! Cats happy, dog can't get to bad things and now it's absolutely perfect with our baby. She can't get through the opening and can't get to the bad stuff either!!

u/SurlyMoose · 2 pointsr/goldenretrievers

I bought this:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000JJDI0G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Worked really well and you can buy extensions. Don't have to mount it to anything either.

u/gr8__vinez · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

How big is your dog?

Instead of cutting a hole in the door, maybe try this baby gate The only issue I had with this gate was my dog was too small when he was a puppy and could fit right through. Took him a few months to get too big for the cat door

u/mabelshome · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have a shitzu and a pitbull so the one I installed is larger. It's been well used for the past 3 years, a bit drafty in the winter but it's on a sheltered side of the house in the laundry room so its bearable. The cat figured out how to use it in his own, the dogs needed incentive....

Trixie Pet Products 2-Way Locking Dog Door, Medium to X-Large Dogs, White https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0055QZFOU/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apap_M2rDGNyPoPyf3

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/dogs

There are baby gates out there that actually have pet doors cut into them, if your dog is not so small he could also fit through it.
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u/Roserie · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Cats will just jump over but they do make gates with a small pet door at the bottom. Check here

u/I_rarely_post · 3 pointsr/PeopleFuckingDying

I have the same gate, it's marketed as a pet gate. I also use it to keep dog away from cat litter/food.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JJDI0G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Renegade_Meister · 3 pointsr/AnimalsBeingDerps

Here or I think I've seen it in Home Depot/Lowes. Wall kit sold separately.

u/ball00nanimal · 2 pointsr/Keeshond

All of the time! He's so nosy. We're renters also and got this: PetSafe Freedom Aluminum Patio Panel Sliding Glass Pet Door, 76 13/16" to 81-Inch, White, Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CO91TK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_QxFezbP84ET28

u/fishbulbx · 1 pointr/dogs

Anyone have an opinion on a wall doggy door? (like this)

u/freyascats · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

This is the one I plan to get.. But it's just pressure mounted, not screwed to the wall.

u/dpyrs · 3 pointsr/greatpyrenees

Yes! We have always had doggie doors to our fenced backyard. First we had the kind that fits alongside a sliding glass door (within door frame), but then one of our older males started having trouble getting through so we checked out what else was available.

Amazon super large doggie door

You have to be willing to cut thru the wall but we have not looked back. Actually we first got the slightly smaller size but then ended up getting this one. We have had no problems re heat loss/AC loss, other critters coming in. Our 2 cats go in and out as well. (People can too--but we live in a place where that hasn't been an issue!) Plus there is the heavy plastic insert you can slide in for "security" if you need it to be closed. Well worth the money and effort!

u/mysled · 3 pointsr/DiWHY

The worst part is he could have just gotten one of those dog door inserts that fit into a sliding glass door https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CO91TK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_vjkEzbCH5AQ4R

Edit: unless it's a French door, can't tell

u/fogobum · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Whenever she complains, send her links to child-safe cabinet latches, cleaning supplies (mops or floor cleaners) or pet baby gates.

u/DorkasaurusBBQ · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Poop, this is the one I was talking about but it’s pressure mount not hardware
Carlson Extra Wide Walk Through Pet Gate with Small Pet Door, 37-Inches Wide https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JJDI0G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CUCLAbQSNH86F

u/BwabbitV3S · 1 pointr/dogs

First off is to remove temptation as much as you can. The more they can practice the behaviour the harder it is to get them to stop. This is especially true with self rewarding behaviour like snacking out of the forbidden cookie jar. In this case keeping it out of reach will be faster and more reliable then training them to keep out of a room.

  • Block off the room the litterbox is in with a gate, something like this is nice if your dog can't fit thru the cat flap.
  • Place the litter box on an elevated surface your dog can't reach but the cat can.
  • You could also try using a hidden litter box that will move the litter box out of reach of your dog. Though some cats dislike them.
u/guacabowlee · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

Carlson Extra Wide Walk Through Gate with Pet Door, 29 to 44-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JJDI0G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_PZSSoOT53cYw6

Bought this one and it's great-- high quality and my small dog has no problems going through.

u/Sunbrewed · 3 pointsr/April2017Bumpers

We have this for our laundry room where the litter box is (and will be getting more for the stairs) and we really like it! I'm not sure how well bigger boned cats will get through but ours is about 10lbs and he has no problem at all.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000JJDI0G/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1