When considering an electronic dog door Australia residents often have many questions. This is especially true if this is the first time they have made this type of purchase. We’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions in hopes that we can make the subject clearer before you set out to make your final decision.
How do electronic dog doors work?
There are two versions of doors. The first requires a special collar to be worn by your pet. Magnets within the collar cause magnets in the door itself to open and allow your pet entry. Another version doesn’t require a collar, but it does require your pet to be microchipped. When the animal with the microchip is within triggering distance, the flap opens to allow access.
I have a Chihuahua, will he be able to operate the electronic dog door?
Seeking an electronic dog door, Australia citizens often worry that their pet may be too small for the door. The doors come in a wide variety of sizes so you can find one that works for your particular needs.
I’m afraid my Great Dane will get stuck. Is there a door big enough for her?
Extra-large electronic doors are created so your large pet won’t end up getting stuck. Your best bet is to measure your pet before choosing a door and then speaking with a representative to decide which size will work best with the dog that will be using it.
Do I need to have a wooden door?
The doors can be placed in wood, glass, brick, and security wire doors. Representatives can help you pick out the best type of door for each of these building materials.
What keeps wild critters from accessing the electronic dog door?
The locking mechanism on these doors is triggered by magnets in your dog’s collar or a microchip. Any animal, including other pets in your home, will be unable to trip the lock for access.
What if I don’t want my pet outside?
Our doors have different locking options. They can be programmed to be always open so your pet can come and go at will. They can also be set to either only work to allow your pet to go outside, or only to come inside. As a fourth option, they can also be set to stay completely locked when you want to keep your little one inside.
Do I need to have someone else install the door?
In most cases, a person with some mechanical knowledge can install the doors alone. If you lack experience, however, or when working in glass, hiring a professional may be your best bet.