Doggie doors

Doggie doors

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    Doggie doors

    Not a wise idea... but they can be built to keep people out and still allow free ingress/egress to your pets.
    This is one thing that can be done:

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    This is why you should consider it: Story
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose


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    If you have a dog big enough that his doggie door is large enough for someone to crawl through, then the dog should take care of the problem of intruders. Just thinkin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnfat View Post
    If you have a dog big enough that his doggie door is large enough for someone to crawl through, then the dog should take care of the problem of intruders. Just thinkin'.
    Yeah, that's always the first thought...

    But then, people who install their own usually got one too big... Don't ask me how I know this... But I know this.... And, there are elderly dogs that need that doggie door frequently, but can't "take care" of problems anymore...

    Plus, people can get into much smaller spaces than they can get out of.... and through doors too small to fit through (we think).
    Rats!
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    It may stop a large person, but it won't stop the raccoons, possums, or skunks around here. I have seen some ads for an electronic locking dog door with a dog collar that unlocks it when the dog is adjacent to it.
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    It is not uncommon at all for burglary entry through doggie doors down here, usually while homeowners are on vacation.
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    Never would put a doggie door in , I can be very lazy not to lazy too let the dog out .

    If you need a doggie door cause you are lazy maybe a dog is a little too much for you .
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    Never believed in doggie doors - way too easy to gain access to the house and they are not very energy efficient. Someone is usually around the house to let the dogs out and they can go 6 hours or more without needing to get out.

    It always amazes me that people don't think about these things as they are installing them...
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    Don't have a doggie door but this story encourages me to get one, just for the entertainment value. Would love to see someone try to call through the door and having my puppy chew on them. Someone trying to crawl through one of those would be at my dog's mercy.
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    Seems like there might be a market for Doggie doors which are really just traps for burglars. Not necessarily a bear trap like step up but just something which will hold the guy in place without causing major harm.
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    Had one, I had a possum eating the cat food in the kitchen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Had one, I had a possum eating the cat food in the kitchen.

    If you think herding cats is fun, try herding possums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    It may stop a large person, but it won't stop the raccoons, possums, or skunks around here. I have seen some ads for an electronic locking dog door with a dog collar that unlocks it when the dog is adjacent to it.
    ^^^This would be my main concern, even if I lived in the city.^

    You'd be surprised at how skunks possums and raccoons are actually thriving in most large cities and suburbs.


    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    Never would put a doggie door in , I can be very lazy not to lazy to let the dog out .

    If you need a doggie door cause you are lazy maybe a dog is a little too much for you .


    ^^YEP^^^^^


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    The dogs we have are outside dogs anyway, and will spend from April to November outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorGuy407 View Post
    Seems like there might be a market for Doggie doors which are really just traps for burglars. Not necessarily a bear trap like step up but just something which will hold the guy in place without causing major harm.

    Call it a rat trap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorGuy407 View Post
    Seems like there might be a market for Doggie doors which are really just traps for burglars. Not necessarily a bear trap like step up but just something which will hold the guy in place without causing major harm.
    Would it be illegal to bait the trap?
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