Heavy duty dog door by gun dog house doors. $104.95. gas jet compressor

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I would have given this door 5 stars, except I also bought the $19.00 door trim kit so that I could install this door into my exterior garage door. The dog door itself is great, but the trim kit is a waste of money. I initially bought the Heavy Duty Dog Door, and trimmed it myself with 3 x 3/4 inch Cedar. The cedar was cheap, it looked nice and worked well on the door. The thin plywood that is in your trim kit is too flexible and hard to make work for a metal paneled door. I do have a suggestion with my complaint. I would have paid an $50.00 or a little more for a solid plastic or polyurethane insert that would wrap around the sharp edges of the door. You could send one for each side that would overlap in the middle. This would make a perfect size hole for the dog door, and you could cut the hole just a hair bigger with some room to ensure that it is level and square. Just something to think about. I would give your customer service and shipping 5 stars; that was all great. Thanks, Jeff Marshall.

Step #1: Measure the belly height of your pet from ground level to his underside to find the correct height of the door opening. Bottom edge is usually 6" to 12". Do not mount flush to ground. For the Small Heavy Duty Dog Door cut the opening 9" wide x 14" high. For the Heavy Duty Dog Door cut the opening 12-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" high. For the Big Dog Door cut the opening 16-1/2" wide x 25-1/2" high.

Step #4: Show dog how to use door. Your dog will learn to use your pet door almost at once, but there are a few which may be a little nervous at first. The most important rule is to be patient. Do not let the dog have a bad experience or it may become frightened.

Alternatively, use the door flap as part of a game – throw a ball through, for instance. As your dog responds to your encouraging calls, help it through the door, patting and congratulating it. Repeat the game several times, continually encouraging the animal with positive gestures and comments. Within a short time your dog will be totally familiar with its pet door and use it happily on its own.

Installation Tips: Install 1/8" felt or rubber weather stripping on surface of building or door. Do not put rubber weather stripping on Gun Dog House Door. NOTE: If your door does not close at the bottom, the door is installed incorrectly. Unscrew door and move 1/4" lower. If there is a gap between top strap and upper door frame, move door 1/4" higher.

The Small Heavy Duty Dog Door hole size is 9" x 14". The Heavy Duty Dog Door hole size is 12-1/2" x 17-1/2". For the Big Dog Door the hole size is 16-1/2" x 25-1/2". Drill one-half inch in each corner. Insert jigsaw into drill hole and cut out hole. If installing on a steel door, cut hole one-half inch larger, glue one quarter inch pine or cedar trim inside opening. If installed on a raised panel door, cut hole in center of door. Glue/caulk pine or cedar trim to cover styrofoam and install trim to inside/outside of door surface. If installing in a hollow core door, use four strips of wood the same width as the hollow between the panels in your door. Position the wood so that they are flush with the edges of the hole. Either glue, nail or screw the strips. Frame the outside/inside hole with (2) inch by (1/4) inch lengths. Again, either glue, nail or screw to door surface as the photos illustrate.

Show dog how to use door. Your dog will learn to use your pet door almost at once, but there are a few which may be a little nervous at first. The most important rule is to be patient. Do not let the dog have a bad experience or it may become frightened.

Alternatively, use the door flap as part of a game – throw a ball through, for instance. As your dog responds to your encouraging calls, help it through the door, patting and congratulating it. Repeat the game several times, continually encouraging the animal with positive gestures and comments. Within a short time your dog will be totally familiar with its pet door and use it happily on its own.