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Date Posted: November 22, 2023

Choosing the Right Location for Your Dog Door

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The decision to buy a dog door may seem like a simple one, but once you’ve purchased a door, the next big decision is about the dog door location. Dog door placement matters to ensure that your dog will be able to use the door safely and comfortably. When you buy a door from a company like Hale, you’ll have lots of resources to draw upon when trying to decide where to install your door. Hale’s help center can help you throughout the installation process. Whether you’re in search of a qualified installer or you simply need clear instructions to perform the installation yourself, we can help.

Where Is the Best Place to Install a Dog Door?

The best dog door location is one that’s safe, accessible, and convenient for you and your dog. Many homeowners install their pet door in one of their exterior doors because their exterior doors are already in locations that provide easy access to the yard.

However, some homeowners choose to install their pet doors on their walls instead. Hale makes pet doors for installation in doors and installation in walls, so you can choose the right location for your pet.

Factors to Consider When Installing a Pet Door

Choosing the right dog door location may be more difficult than you think! Below are some of the factors to consider when trying to choose a place to install your pet door.


Accessibility is an important consideration when you’re trying to decide where to install your dog door. Consider how many stairs your dog must maneuver in order to reach the door and in order to reach the yard. Older dogs, dogs with mobility problems, and dogs with arthritis all struggle with stairs. It’s important to choose a location where your dog can easily get out of the house and into the yard without your help.

Privacy and Security

Your dog’s door will provide access to your home from your yard. Your dog should be the only animal that uses your door, but stray animals that have access to your property may use your dog door if it is installed in an easy-to-reach location. This is one reason why most homeowners install their doors in a location that faces a fenced-in yard. Installing a quality dog door with a locking mechanism is important for the safety and security of your home.

Dog Safety

Are there parts of your property that could be a danger to your dog or that may compromise your dog’s safety? Access to a garden containing toxic plants or a busy street could put your dog at risk. When choosing the location for your dog’s door, avoid installing the door in a place that provides access to these locations because they put your dog at risk.

Home Structural Stability

When installing a dog door, remember that proper installation and a good location could be essential for the structural stability of your home, particularly if you’re installing a doggie door for walls. Work with an installer to ensure that your dog door will be installed in a location that does not compromise the structural integrity of your home.

Ready to Buy a Dog Door? Get Started With Hale Pet Doors

Dog door placement matters, as does choosing a door from a company that provides adequate instruction and support. Get your perfect pet door for any location now. Hale Pet Door is committed to providing quality products to pet owners.

Our products are made in the U.S. and come in a variety of models and sizes to ensure that you can find the right pet door for the location where it needs to be installed. We also provide unparalleled customer service to ensure that our clients have the resources they need to enjoy a successful dog door installation.

Find out more by watching some of our videos about dog door installation and maintenance, or unlock a more convenient lifestyle for your furry companion by discovering our premium selection of dog door products.


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