Doggy doors: the most convenient thing created for dog owners, ever. Forget the days of being a slave to your dog and your front door because you can make your very own doggy door in a cheap and easy way, right here!
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Let’s get to building!
Step 1: Measure Your Doggy Door
Your doggy door should be large enough for your dog to fit through it. (Duh!) You’ll need to measure your dog, and then find a door that works for him.
Step 2: Cut Your Dog Door Into Your Big Door
You can take your door off its hinges if you want a more precise cut, but if you’re a master cutter, cut the harder way, with the door standing up!
Step 3: Install the Flap
These instructions below came from honestkitchen.com:
The flap to your doggie door should be made of rubber. One often suggested material we agree with is the mud flap from an automobile. If you’ve got an old one lying around that’s perfect! Clean it off and paint it if you’d like. The floor mat from a car also works well. Any bendable piece of rubber large enough to cover the hole will do.
Using a strong adhesive, attach the flap overtop of the hole in the door on the inside. The rubber mat should be glued along a strip above the hole and hang down over the hole to the bottom. It shouldn’t reach past the bottom of the hole or your dog might not be able to push it both ways.
Step 4: Make a Metal Plate to Put Over Your Door While On Vacation
Animals and bugs will make their way through the door if you don’t secure it properly at night and while you’re away from the house for long periods of time. Make a metal door to attach to your flap door. You can get sheet metal for as little as 10 dollars at any hardware store.
Doggies enjoy the freedom to go outside whenever you want! And dog owners, enjoy the freedom to sit down whenever you want!