1 – Research what type of door makes sense for you. The one we went with was for extreme weather, we have HOT summers and COLD winters here in Utah. We didn’t want to have to worry about the door affecting the inside temperature of our home. The big difference with this door was it had a middle insulation flap that the other doors didn’t. We found ours at Petsmart.
2 – Understand that it is an investment. You would think that a simple plastic case with some flaps on it would be fairly inexpensive, but we found that this wasn’t the case. Even the “cheapy doors” were pretty pricey! So, save up for the right door for your situation, and know that you’re going to have to probably dish out about $45 – $100 for a good quality doggy door.
3 – FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS! I’m male, so sometimes a seemingly simple project means just looking at the pictures is enough…ehhhm… not for this project. I forgot to install weather stripping, which was not an easy thing to go back and reinstall after the fact.
What? I’m just being honest. You live, you learn, and then you blog about it, right?
PS: Wear protective eye gear. You WILL need it.
So does anyone fall into the same boat as us? Once upon a time “never-thought-we’d-be-pet-people” turned into “completely-obsessed-with-their-pet-people” ???
How have you had to change up things in YOUR homes to accommodate furry new friends? Have both you AND your significant other been on board with the changes right away?