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If you are looking for a dog door for a wall installation, I highly recommend the Endura Flap Wall Mount Dog Door. My Endura Flap arrived perfectly and all parts were packaged carefully. As with any installation like this where you are cutting into a wall, and for safety reasons, we had our friend and contractor do the installation for us.
As you can see from the photo above it looks like there are two parts to the door, however, there are actually three. You have the main portion of the door which includes two parts (you can see that below in the photos below during the installation). One part of the door gets installed into the wall inside your home, the other part gets installed outside. Basically it is like a sandwich each portion of the door including it’s own flap. You also have the door cover/lock pictured on the left. This slides over the door on the inside of your home when you don’t want the door used.
Installation: Installation went smoothly, instructions are clear and easy to follow. See photos and captions below for full installation review.
Tip: When sizing and cutting your wall go slightly smaller than the instructions provided. This was the only problem we came across, We ended up with a slightly larger opening than needed. Keep it in mind that you can always make it bigger later.
Upon inspection of the hardware and accessories, everything we needed was included and even our dog Angie gave it a nose-up.
The main door separated.
Measuring and marking for the door installation.
Cutting the outside wall.
Half way there!
Rubber included installed around inside of doors.
Cutting Aluminum for inside of inside door.
Adding Aluminum to inside portion of door.
Screws measured and cut.
Adding inside portion of door to inside wall.
Adding outside door. For this step you need and extra set of hands. One person holding the inside door and one holding the outside portion.
Screws added and doors ready to be connected.
After screws have been added and door is secure. Application of sealant to outside door from inside.
All done on the inside with door lock/cover added.
Application of sealant to inside door from outside.
Outside view of Endura Flap Wall Mount Dog Door.
Frankie heading outside on his own, once he learned how.
Frankie exiting dog door into the kennel.
Frankie exiting kennel. Going back inside.
Angie entering kennel.
Angie exiting kennel, going back indoors.
Outside view of kennel.
Our dog kennel is temporary and this door can go into any wall for outside access. After experiencing numerous times where our dogs escaped from our yard, we decided to build this kennel for their safety and the safety of others, until we come up with the funds to install a new fence. Our rail and mesh fencing was allowing our dogs to lift the mesh and romp through the neighborhood. This all started after our old mailman retired and Frankie acquired a dislike for our new mailman.
Training your dog(s) how to use the Endura Flap Wall Mount Dog Door:
Training our dogs took to use the door confidently on their own took about a week. We didn’t use any treats but they are recommended if your dog has a problem.
We started out by first by opening the door for them from the inside so they could see outside. Angie our larger dog was the first one to learn how to use the door. Frankie tagged along on Angie’s heels at first. He was more reluctant because to open the door for two reason, one he is lazy, and two, he hates using any part of his face/head for anything. It took Frankie a few more days to learn how to use the door on his own. He figured out, if he pushes the door at the side instead of head-on, he doesn’t have to work as hard to open the door. Now he freely goes in and out without Angie.
We are very happy with the door and the installation process was a breeze. We couldn’t be happier and our dogs are more confident and have more freedom now. A big thank you goes out to Pet Doors.com!
Where to purchase:
The Endura Flap Wall Mount Dog Door is available for purchase online as well as nationwide. For more information and to find a store near you be sure to visit petdoors.com.
An Endura Flap Wall Mount Dog Door was provided to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed above are my own.