Do you want your dog to get access to the outside even when you aren’t at home? A small dog door might be the perfect choice to give your dog as much freedom as possible.
At eXtreme Dog Door, we only carry the best dog doors for small dogs. Many other brands use on materials of poor quality when it comes to small dog doors, but we believe every dog deserves a tough, made-to-last dog door.
If you’ve never owned a dog door, you might be wondering where to start. If you have a small dog and are interested in a dog door for your home, we’ve got just what you’re looking for.
Considerations When Looking for a Dog Door
Whether you’re looking for an extra small dog door or an extra-large, there are some things you should consider. Before buying a dog door, take a look at the following considerations.
Price & Quality
If you’re thinking about getting a small dog door, the first thing to think about is the price. How much do you want to spend? You can get away with spending ten dollars on a dog door, but it’s likely going to be of poor quality and may become a liability. You can also spend a thousand dollars on a custom dog door solution.
There has to be a sweet spot, right? The intersection of quality and price is found with our eXtreme Dog Doors. We don’t use cheap plastic parts that need replacement often. Our eXtreme Dog Door is one of the best doggie doors for small dogs.
They are constructed out of a sturdy aluminum frame that will not deteriorate in harsh weather. The eXtreme Dog Door also features a polyolefin-based polymer door. This small door for dogs is tough, recyclable and stays flexible when cold weather comes in. The magnetic seal has been tested to hold during 50 mile-per-hour high winds. Our dual flap design also insulates like double pane glass. There are not many dog doors that even come close to ours in both design and quality
How to Train My Dog to Use a Small Dog Door?
If this is your dog’s first time using a small dog door, they might be reluctant at first. Many dogs get confused at first because they think the dog door is a window. You’ll likely have to train your dog to use the door, but it’s rather easy.
First, call your dog over and open the flap for them. Let your dog stick their head through the flap and see outdoors. If they are reluctant to look out the door, try to convince them with a treat. Try this twice a day until your dog gets the idea that they can use the door to leave your home.
Remember, never try to push your dog through the dog door. This can cause anxiety around using the door.
Installation of the best dog door for small dogs is not hard at all! You’ll only need the following tools:
Drill with at least a ⅜” drill bit
Jab saw or electric jigsaw
Our website has detailed installation information to help with your installation. If you do run into trouble, we’re here to help. Our Customer Care can be reached by email or phone at 1-800-531-3527.
Small Dog Door FAQs
What are the small dog door dimensions?
Our small dog door flap measures 6 ¾” wide X 9 ½” high. The overall small dog door size, including the mounting hardware, is 9 ⅞” wide X 12 ⅝” high.
Is the small dog door flap weatherproof?
When properly installed, our eXtreme Small Dog Door has been tested to keep closed in winds of 50 miles-per-hour. This will keep out the cold, wind and rain. Our double flap design also provides the same insulation properties as double-pane glass.
Do I have to replace the dog door flap each year?
Absolutely not! Our dog door flaps are made of polyolefin-based polymer and resist the heat and cold. We even offer a five-year warranty on our dog doors.
Can I install a dog door myself?
Yes. If you have the proper tools, you should be able to install the eXtreme small dog door yourself. We do recommend wearing appropriate safety gear as well as eye protection.
Can I lock the dog door?
Yes. Our eXtreme dog doors feature a locking security panel to keep unwanted critters out while you’re away.
Enhance your dog’s quality of life with an eXtreme Dog Door today!