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Savic dog barrier 2 with cat door
One of the biggest challenges in keeping a house pet is that, while many of us have had dogs for years, our cats aren’t as well socialized. They tend to be more wary of new people than dogs. However, dogs don’t typically want to enter a cat’s territory. When dogs are put into a situation where they are asked to cross the threshold from one house to another, they typically just stand and growl or snap. If they’re lucky, they’ll get to run around a bit.
We’ve been looking for a way to allow our cats to safely visit us, but make it clear to them that they are in a different house and that the humans who live there are their new friends.
We’ve tried doorbells for cats, but found them annoying. The same problems are present with bells, however. The only way for a cat to reach the doorbell is to jump over a large object. They don’t know that it’s there, so it’s a real “What’s that?” moment for the cat.
We’ve also tried remote doorbells, which work fine with dogs, but cats aren’t into remote doorbells.
A few months ago, we saw the article in the August 2014 issue of Dog Fancy magazine about the Beloved’s Dog Barriers 2 and how the company had added a cat door to the design. At the time, it was for $39.95, but the price has come down to $29.95.
This is definitely a more expensive solution than our original version of dog barriers 2, but, the price for both is very reasonable. We think that anyone who can get a cat to come into their house is someone who has a pretty nice home. Our cats are very good about letting us know when they don’t want to come in, so when we get a polite NO, we don’t bother them. We’re not going to force them into a situation they don’t want to be in. They are our friends, not our property.
What we really wanted was a way for the dog to stay in the house, even if the cat was not in the room, but the dogs don’t have an interest in going through the cat door. I had been thinking about how to make this happen, and when I saw the Beloved’s Dog Barrier 2 cat door, it made sense.
The dog’s gate is a vertical panel with a horizontal opening. It’s made of 2″ square metal that is welded to the outside of the door frame. It can be used with any style of door, including swing doors or french doors.
In this version, I used a round piece of 2″ metal, so that the dogs could not push the door open with their heads. It keeps the door frame from being scratched. It also helps the cats not to jump up on the dog’s gate.
The dog door is in the opposite corner from the cat door. The cat door goes on the outside of the door and is in the corner of the house.
When I was building the dog gate, I had to do some careful measurements to make sure the door would open easily and wouldn’t hit a wall as it opened. In this particular house, the wall next to the door is only 18″ from the outside of the wall to the floor of the house. Because of this, the door would open about 18″ if there wasn’t a corner to hit. In a home where the door was 18″ away from the wall, the dog gate would be shorter. The width of the dog gate needs to be about the width of the dog’s head, so that the gate is big enough that a dog could pass through it and not be hurt by the corner of the gate.
One of the things that made this project so easy was the way the Beloved’s Dog Barrier 2 is installed. The dogs go through the cat door to come in, and the cat comes in through the dog gate, so we could easily use one set of panels for both purposes. There was just one small change to the original design that I needed to make. In the original version, the dogs could go out through the cat door and back in.
The dog gate does not have a dog door to go out from, so I used a small piece of wood to block off the hole on the cat door side. Then, I added a small board with a small door. We can open the door from the outside, so that the cat can come and go without having to go through the gate.
Here is a video of how the door works.
As you can see, this is a much better solution than a remote doorbell, and the Beloved’s Dog Barrier 2 will also fit a regular wooden door frame.
For the cats to be able to come into the room without going through the dog gate, I put a small opening in the door next to the dog gate. The cats go through the opening into the room, and the dog gate keeps the dog from running back out the cat door and across the room. This allows the cats to come into the house through the cat door in a room that is separate from the dogs.
I think that the dogs are more impressed with this design than