Keep your Home Safe While Giving your Dog Freedom of Movement
No dog owner likes having to clean up dog poop because they did not realize that their beloved pet needed to answer nature’s call. One would therefore wonder why they did not have dog doors installed in their homes the instant they decided to get their pet. However, some homeowners avoid installing these doors because of the fear of making their home more attractive to society’s unwanted elements. Luckily with the right type of door and some basic security practices, you are able to provide your dog with freedom of movement while having the peace of mind that your home is safe.
The first thing to be aware of as a homeowner and a pet owner is that most dog doors will not be large enough for the average sized child let alone the average size man. Two of the most secure doors pet doors are the electric signal pet doors and the wall tunnel pet doors.
Wall Tunnel Doors: This type of pet door is perhaps the most secure pet door as it is installed directly into the wall of your home. You can get greater security by using reinforced pet doorframe, which is constructed using heavy metal as it prevents a burglar from having the ability to slip through the doors by widening it.
Electronic Signal Doors: This type of pet door is typically installed directly into any external door. The great thing about these doors is that it comes with a sensor that can sense whenever your pet needs to get in or out of the house, because an electronic signal transmitter is placed on your pet’s collar. The signal transmitted between the signal transmitter (on the pet’s collar) and door sensor is a unique signal. This means that the door will only open for your pet.
Additional methods of ensuring home safety with dog doors include: Having a “Beware of Dog” sign Locking the pet door each time you leave the house or go to bed at nights Having motion sensor lights that can be used to activate off interior and exterior lights
Having a “Beware of Dog” sign
Locking the pet door each time you leave the house or go to bed at nights
Having motion sensor lights that can be used to activate off interior and exterior lights