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    Default Doggy Door--Good Idea?

    Everyone I talk to tells me to get a doggy door installed to make life easier for everyone, dogs included. Do you have a doggy door for your bulldog and how is it working out? My fear with the door is that my bully will go outside but will then not be able to climb back inside, and it will be sweltering hot outside!

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    We have one for our deck, not the yard and it is only open when we are home to supervise the time they are out. Cheli is very good at self regulating his time/heat, but Lambeau has not shown he can do that.... and, Banks, well, let's just say, we normally had to force her back in the house on really hot days
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    I do not have one for my dog. All of the cats disappear in my neighborhood and black bears have been sited. I do not feel safe letting him out by himself. Instead, I have an area by the windows that he likes to lie in the sunshine. I always go out with him or am watching from the door.

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    I would be worried about overheating. Rukus and Regina will sun themselves until they're panting and just don't seem to mind. Unsupervised I'd be afraid they would overheat themselves. I guess it depends on how much your guys like to sunbathe

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    there are times i wished i had one for my little yorkies but I also have cats and although i appreciate the lovely gifts, birds, frog, bat,and snake one brings me i do not want them in my house, plus in order for my bullies to use it it would have to be a big one.. and i do like knowing when they are out and what they are doing.. i watch them close in the heat.. so in long run.. it wouldn't work for me.. i do have a little one for small dogs that lead out to my garage in the house. but the bulldogs can't fit their heads in it.. i keep it closed just in case they do try it..i wouldn't want to come home with a head stuck in it..

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    I have a large doggie door, but never had it installed. My bulldogs are sunworshippers, and they will not come in,if they are laying in the sun-I have to go get them and drag them in! They would stay out until they were crispy
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    I have one for Daisy and it works for us. She goes out and does her business and comes back inside. It works out well especially in the middle of the night if she has to go. I don't worry about the heat because she is not a sun worshipper she is more of a bed worshipper.
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    I have one that leads to my basement "dog room". It's a room closed in by itself with dog beds and concrete floors for cooling. I ad a fan in the summer too and my 4 dogs love it! I can't trust my pup out of her crate during the day and I'm gone too long for her to be crated so it works perfectly. We have a 6ft privacy fence that backs up to an acre of woods so I'm not concerned with other animals, etc. We have had it 3 years and I love it.

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    Agree with most others, Tyson has no concept of heat, he can be roasting til he's on fire and he'd still stay out there. I am like Lynn, I have to go drag him inside.... so I would be worried about the over-heating, and also for us, I'd be concerned with the possibility of him eating something since I'm not watching OR worse, someone takes them while they are out there, and I'm not there. #1 worry wort here!

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    I believe there is a significant risk as bulldogs in particular will start panting but won't have the sense to go back inside as they are overheating.

    Depending on which part of the country you live in, if you are close to the woods, there is a chance that unwelcomed critters can enter your house as well.

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    Thank you for everyone's feedback, I appreciate it! If I do get a doggy-door installed, I will definitely monitor the coming/going of my two boys 'cuz they're also prone to hang out in the sunshine a little longer than I'm comfortable with AND I just heard that a neighbor spotted a bob-cat in his backyard so.... !!!




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    I am a new bulldog owner(father) and learning very quickly if you give a bully a chance they can get themselves in all kinds of trouble.. mine will eat mulch/rabbit poo he thinks they are treats/dirt and God knows if left unattended. I was thinking of a door almost ordered one but NO not now.. he can stay on deck and come back in when it's time ...
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