Pet Doors are pushed open by pets and do not require constant authorisation from the owner. This potentially allows the pet access to the garden whenever they want it, avoiding toileting accidents and therefore relieving the owner from constant supervision. Many Pet Doors have settings that can control a pet’s exit or entrance inside a home. These can be manually set by the owner or could be activated by a device carried by the pet. Pet Doors can save energy too because they are small, generally positioned close to the floor and are only open for the instant that the pet is passing through them.
The cat flap is easy to install and suitable for doors, walls and windows of all materials – including glass and metal. All pet doors are designed to make fitting as quick and easy as possible – in three easy steps: 1. Measure the distance from the ground to the pet’s belly and make that measurement from the ground up, onto the door – this makes sure that the cutting template is positioned correctly and that the pet door is the right height for the pet. 2. Using the cutting template as a guide, use a drill and jigsaw to cut the hole in the door (except for glass fitting in which instance you should consult a glazier). 3. Make sure the locking mechanism on the pet door is on the right side of the house (inside or outside) and use the screws provided to secure into place.
Once a pet door is fitted it is a good idea to allow your pet to gradually become familiar with it. You can prop the door open or in some cases, fit the frame but leave the ‘flap’ out. This will allow you to tempt pets through using a favourite treat. But don’t force your pet or they may become scared. Once your pet is comfortable, the flap can be replaced. Above all – be patient with your pet!
Pet Doors provide pets with a portal between two different environments - usually the indoors and the outdoors. This provides pets with a greater freedom of choice end extends the areas in which they can self-exercise and explore. Pets benefit from increased exercise, fresh air and opportunities to investigate, fulfilling their innate requirements and stimulating them psychologically.