Does Doggie Pet Doors Take Away Togetherness
Sometimes in every dog’s life, independence is special and rewarding. When you have to go, you have to go, right? Well, I can understand when pet parents work and leave their dog alone; they have the choice of going in and out of their dog doors when necessary and do not have to wait for their family to come home. This is a good thing. However, what about if the pet parent is home most of the time and the dog has to go outside?
The look in the doggie’s eyes and the gestures they make letting them know it is time to go out and smell the roses is priceless. The pet parent has to stop doing whatever it was they were doing, open the door, and let the dog out. Shortly thereafter, there is a slight ‘woof’ letting them know it is time to come back inside.
Once again, the parent has to stop doing what it is they were doing, and let the dog back in. Is this a routine or what? Doggies sure know how to train their pet parent with just a slight command, (you did not know Doggies know how to give a command to their parents, did you?) This is togetherness!
As time goes on and the pet parent becomes wise to what is actually going on, decides it is time to install a dog door for convenience to everyone. Dog doors are great to have, and this way they will not be bothered with activities they enjoy in their home, and doggie can do their thing all by themselves.
What a relief that will be, no more back and forth, opening and closing the door at doggies command. This is all fine and dandy, but be prepared to know the correct size of the doggie doors opening so moving through the door will be plenty of room to go back and forth.
Also, keep in mind that if the dog door has not been installed in a safe area, security may then become a problem. It has been reported that burglars may become aware of the door and when no one is at home, bingo, in the crawl (if large door), and when you return home, you will discover a burglary has taken place.
To safeguard this from happening, make sure your dog is aware of any foreign entry, other than themselves. It is usually true that dogs can detect danger and want to protect their surroundings. Pick a safe and perhaps an area protected by natural surroundings.