Tue, Jan 25, 2005, 1:03pm (EST-1) firstname.lastname@example.org
(Nehmo Sergheyev) irrationally mumbled:
Most burglars around are black, and they're afraid of dogs. <snip>
ROTFLMAO Sure, in an all black neighborhood. And, afraid of dogs?
That would pretty much depend on the individual, and the dog, wouldn't
it? You really ought to think a bit before you say things like that.
That's the reason I keep coming back here, every once in awhile
some real entertainment pops up.
Some is good, more is better, too much is just enough.
Sorry, it doesn't meet all your requirements, but I have had this one
for about 4 years, lab flies throught in and out and it is never failed.
built by a guy who runs a kennel as I remember, because he had your same
Good luck, Mike C.
Nehmo Sergheyev wrote:
- Nehmo –
A valid issue. There are lots of accidents with *humans* using regular
side-hinged doors. The possibility of an accident with a dog using a
top-hinged door shouldn't be discounted. Just like people, dogs get old
and frail. Every dog isn't robust and young, and the one-way
crawl-through design may not be appropriate for an almost-crippled
Most of the commercial doors have a one-way (work only for dog movement
in one direction) top-hinge design. To make the doors two-way, the doors
have another door within a larger door. In one example, the aluminum
frame hinges in one direction, and the inside-the-frame Plexiglas flap
hinges in the opposite direction.
Most of these commercially available doors also don't accommodate the
entire dog body – they are crawl-through, having the threshold a few
inches above floor level.
If the door threshold were closer to floor level and if the door opening
were high enough to accommodate the height of the dog, say, up the
height of the dog's back, the backing-out snagging  could be
Nonetheless, even with improvements, the top-hinge door-within-a-door
doesn't seem like the best. I'm considering a double door (two doors
hinged on the sides that meet in the center) with the pivots of the
hinges on the tops and bottoms.
And I prefer tempered glass to Plexiglas if a transparent section is
incorporated. Plexiglas scratches too easily.
 I imagine, most dogs, once snagged form trying to back out, would
realize going forward would solve the problem.
The first thing that comes to mind is the Gary Larson "Far Side" cartoon
that is on the November 2005 calendar that has popped up all over my
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