Sliding Glass Dog Door
Sliding Glass Dog Door
Homes are often designed with sliding glass doors leading to the backyard. This can create a challenge for pet owners who want to install a dog door but have nowhere to place it.
Fortunately, with a sliding glass dog door, you can give your pet access to your backyard. The dog door is installed right in the glass of the sliding door giving you both functionality and an attractive look.
Why Install A Sliding Glass Dog Door?
Sliding glass dog doors offer the same great benefits of any dog door. You give your dog the freedom to come in and out as they please which can make them happier and healthier.
Dog doors reduce destructive behaviors, boredom, and accidents around the home. You’ll also love the fact that you no longer have to worry about letting your dog in and out of the house which can be very disruptive to your routine.
Dog doors are especially great for homes with new puppies and senior dogs who are more prone to accidents. It’s also great for homes with multiple dogs, so you don’t have to worry about rounding them all up once it’s time to let them back in.
The Benefits Of Sliding Glass Dog Doors
Installing a dog door right in the sliding door is a great option for homeowners who want their dog to access the yard without having to install a new door or place the dog in an unattractive area like the wall. They also do not obstruct your view like other kinds of dog doors, which is especially important if you want to keep an eye on your dog.
Furthermore, these dog doors are not limited to size and you can install a door for both small and large dogs. Sliding glass pet doors are also energy efficient and secure from intrusion.
What To Know If You Are Considering Installing A Sliding Glass Dog Door
The most important thing you need to know is you can’t just install a dog door in glass by yourself. Once the glass has been tempered, it cannot be cut without shattering.
So in order to install a sliding glass door, you need to hire a professional installation expert. They will start by measuring the area to make sure the new dog door is a great fit for both your home and your dog. Then they will install the dog door into the existing frame of your sliding glass door.
Once installed they will check back to make sure everything is working correctly. This installation method not only keeps you safe from a dangerous job, it also preserves the look and value of your home.
Once Your Dog Door Is Installed
Once you’ve installed your dog door, it may take a while to train your dog on how to use it. First, have a friend or family member help you. Have them stand outside while you stand inside. Make sure you both have a pocket full of treats. Then show your dog how to push the door and have your friend or family member call them.
Once they go outside, give them a treat. Then call them back inside, again showing them how to use the door. Once inside give them a treat. Repeat this until the understand how the door works and feel confident using it.
A doggie door installed in your sliding glass doors is a great option for you and your dog. It preserves one of the best features of your home while giving your dog the freedom to come in and out. They are perfect for dogs of any size, even large dogs.
If you’d like to learn more about the different kinds of dog doors available for your home, give us a call. Our expert installers can answer any questions and even give you a free price quote.
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