HOW DO I MEASURE MY DOG SO THAT I GET THE RIGHT SIZED DOOR?
There are two measurements you need to select the correct size door, the WIDTH of your dog and the HEIGHT of your dog at the shoulder.
The easiest way to measure the width of your dog is with a sliding glass door. Send the dog outside, with a ruler open the door to the width that you think your dog is, and call him in. Find out the narrowest width that he can pass through easily and this will be the width your will be looking for.
To measure the height of your dog, don’t go chasing him around the house with a tape measure, it will only scare him and he will run away. Calmly call him up beside you, mark the height of his shoulder by touching your leg, then with a tape measure, measure up to this point on your leg.
The most common mistake for owners to make is to order doors larger than they need. Remember an older dog (or disabled dog) will need a larger door than a younger dog. A younger dog can hop up and over through a smaller door. You also need to consider the drop on the outside of the door when selecting the size of a door to buy.
Most brands have make doors in 3 or 4 sizes, higher quality doors can come in 11 different sizes.
If you have big dogs, wider dogs, tall skinny dogs, we can still fit your dogs.