Electronic SmartDoor Small
So far, we love it!
So far so good! The door has been installed for about 24 hours and our dog loves it! Our dog had very little trouble learning how to use it. I just stood on either side of the door calling him and he started using it right away. The clicking noise the door makes when it locks and unlocks scared him a little in the beginning, but he's gotten used to it. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully and an important note is that the key for the dog's collar and the screws for the door are located in the battery compartment of the door for shipping. We were worried that the screws and key had not been included in the shipment, but we found them after a little while. Oh yeah, the door takes 4 D cell batteries, so make sure you have them handy when you install the door. :)
July 1, 2014
This has been one of the best purchases we ever made. We have a Yellow lab and an Italian Mastiff and they both fit through the door just fine. The smart keys work great and it's so nice to be able to lock and unlock the door at our discretion. The door is actually a little hard to open for little animals, so our cats don't even attempt to go outside.
May 25, 2014
My husband and I bought this dog for our two dogs, both are mutts and weigh between 80 & 90lbs. I was really worried about how well it would work for them because my one dog is pretty sheepish and doesn't adapt easily to new things. However, the price was great and my job was changing which meant that they would be in the house for at least 10 hours and my neighbors who usually let them out aren't available. We have a nice size yard which they love to be in and it was such a shame that there literally was just a door preventing them from coming and going at their leisure. We have a steel door which I thought would be an issue but with the right equipment, it really wasn't too bad though we do recommend taking the door off the hinges. I like that the door has multiple settings so that if it's really nasty out, I can lock it so that they aren't completely covered in mud & tracking it through the house.
The only con is the one that has been mentioned multiple times in previous reviews, I wish the click wasn't so loud. At first it really freaked my dogs out until they realized that that sound meant they could open the door.
When we're home they sometimes still don't go out unless we remind them that we don't need to open the door for them and they are free to come and go. However, I know they are coming and going during the day on their own.
This was a great purchase and I would highly recommend it to anyone whose looking for a dog door. The peace of mind alone to know that only dogs can get in and out of that door with their collar on is worth it (although, be aware that the door stays open for a few seconds after the dogs have gone through and before the magnet engages so be aware of small children chasing the dog). I hope you'll have a similar experience to ours!
May 21, 2014
I have a large and small dog. The first key I received did not work, I called Foster and Smith and they sent me a replacement out immediately. It took a bit longer for my small dog to wait and hear the beep. But now they both use the door and it has made my life stress free. I bought this door so my cats would not wonder outside and they have not used this door. I only wish the door would have a cover I could put over the door at nite. To solve this, I just put a chair in front and that seems to work. Love it and the price was the best I have seen. Thumbs up
March 5, 2014