While house shopping with my father recently, we went to a few houses
that had dogs and they had a sort of chicken wire on their sliding
door screens.. Are these homemade jobs or can you actually buy
something like this? I'd love to put the screen in our sliding door,
but am afraid the dog will blow right through it when he sees the deer
and squirrels out back..
Why anyone would allow such an animal in their home is beyond me.
But.....head over to: www.llbean.com. On the left, click on Outdoor Gear &
On the resulting page, look in the Hunting category for "Dog Supplies". Next
page, browse the "Trainers" category.
Why make your sliding door ugly, when you can use a training tool to make
the dog obedient?
On a similar note... I leave my dog on the deck when gone for a few
hours. We have a gate so it can't get off. Unfortunately, it scratches
at the glass and wooden frame. I want to replace the door and don't
really want to wait for the dog to die to do it. Any ideas? It's a
cocker spaniel so any ideas of "training" it are out. We've tried using
a crate, etc. The dog is just too stoopid/old at this point.
Oh, for heaven's sake. If a frying pan full of bacon catches fire in your
kitchen, do you go into the dining room and polish the silver? Of course
not. Do the right thing. Train your dog once and for all to be quiet:
It's called "pet guard" and the screen companies sell it. It's
riveted onto the screen frame. If you have little kids, be careful in
picking out the pattern, as some have larger holes that little fingers
could get caught in.
I had this put on my slider screens fifteen or twenty years ago and it
has worked very well. It's low enough that it really doesn't obscure
the view, too.
Mary Shafer Retired aerospace research engineer
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