6 Easy Steps for DIY Dog Door Installation

Give your pet the freedom they want with a DIY doggy door!

As one of the leading Arizona-based pet door installation companies in the industry, JGM Pet Doors offers high-quality pet doors for the DIY enthusiast. We know your pet loves to be just as active as you are! Give them the freedom to enjoy the outdoors whenever they want without even being home with a dog door from JGM Pet Doors. When you install a JGM pet door, you are choosing the best dog door on the market. When you choose the high-quality materials from JGM pet doors, you are setting your DIY project up for success.

DIY Door Installation

A custom DIY doggy door is the perfect job for the home handyman. When it comes to pet doors, one size does not fit all. You must consider the size of your pet before installation so you only have to cut once. Fortunately, we offer a superior range of dog & pet doors to meet your needs.

Our cat and dog wall/door models are created to fit any thickness of wall. Plus, our custom pet doors are compatible with many different wall finishes, including synthetic stucco, adobe, vinyl siding, and red brick! If you haven’t already, select your DIY doggie door today!

dog waving for DIY pet door

6 Easy Steps on How to Install a Dog Door!

Installing a secure pet door into a wooden, aluminum, or steel door is much easier than you might expect if you plan accordingly. After you have selected your dog door model, follow the steps below to install your wall models, door models, and even sideload models!

Step 1 - Remove the Door From the Hinges and Measure the Space Available
Your pet door should be at least 2 inches higher and wider than your dog’s measurements.

Step 2 – Mark the Placement of Your Doggie Door
Trace lines where the pet door will be fitted onto the door!

Step 3 – Drill Holes & Cut the Opening
Drill starter holes at the corners and then cut a rectangular opening with a jigsaw along the trace lines.

Step 4 – Seal the Perimeter
Run a bead of caulk around your newly cut opening.

Step 5 – Place the Frame
Position the pet door frame inside the opening before bolting everything securely into place.

Step 6 - Introduce your dog or cat to their new pet door!
If your dog or cat is afraid of your new DIY pet door, read our blog on how to train your pet to use a dog door.

dog looking at dog door installers

Why choose JGM Pet Doors for your Dog Door Installation DIY project?

When you choose a JGM pet door, you choose quality. Additionally, our cat and dog door installations are backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty. On top of this, our dog doors are 100% American made. We also manufacture all of our replacement parts. When we keep production in-house we have superior quality control.

DIY Doggie Door FAQ

What tools do I need to DIY a pet door?
A usual pet door installation requires a hammer, jigsaw, drill, caulk, measuring tape, and screwdriver.

Can I replace my dog door flaps or locks?

How long will installation take?
A typical DIY dog door installation takes between 2-4 hours.

How thick of a wall can I install a pet door on?
JGM offers wall entry pet doors for any thickness of the wall.

Are Dog doors safe?
Absolutely! JGM pet doors manufacture a secure dog door that is built to lock up just as your front door does.

Contact Us for the Best DIY Pet Doors!

If you are unsure about a do-it-yourself pet door installation, contact JGM Pet Doors in Phoenix for assistance today! We adore animals and would much rather your pet get the perfect-fitting cat or doggie door than an installation that looks bad or doesn't fit correctly. For the best dog and cat doors in the industry, please call our Phoenix team at your earliest convenience! Alternatively, you can also contact us online.

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