There are many households that need a dog door for two different sized dogs. It is common that more than one dog shares the same PlexiDor Dog Door. A large dog and a small dog can comfortably use the same dog door. The trick is installing a large enough door low enough for the small dog and tall enough for the large dog. This is not a problem, just make sure you measure properly to get a door everyone can get through.
For instance, a Greyhound requires a PlexiDor Large Dog Door, but with the door mounted at the right height for the Greyhound, the threshold might be too tall for a smaller dog. If that is the case, you can go up one size and get an extra-large dog door to accommodate both dogs. Then you would install the extra-large door at an appropriate height off the ground for the smaller dog.
A larger opening will allow the top to be the right height for the tall dog while also reaching close enough to the floor for the smaller dog to step through. This dog door for two different sized dogs is a perfect fit for the whole family!
To Determine Best Size Dog Door For Two Different Sized Dogs
- Measure the large dog from the top of the back to the ground. This is how tall the top edge of the door will need to be. You don’t want the dog needing to crawl to get through the opening.
- Measure the small dog from the bottom of the chest to the ground. This is how low the bottom edge of the door will need to be, so the small dog will be able to step through.
- Subtract the small dog’s number from the large dog’s number. This is how tall the opening needs to be.
Do not be concerned about the larger sized door being difficult to open for smaller pets. Small dogs and cats can easily open Large and even Extra Large PlexiDor Dog Doors. The saloon style panels swing open easily. The smallest of dogs and even cats have no trouble using the PlexiDor Dog Door of any size.
Many households have pets of different sizes that need to share the same PlexiDor. This isn’t a problem, just make sure you measure properly to get a pet door everyone can get through.