3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Door from Dog Scratches

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A dog will alert you when he wants to go outside and, as you probably know, that will happen several times per day…all day long (and usually at the most inconvenient times). Some dogs will simply bark to alert you, while others will scratch on the door until you let them out. Whether your dog is a barker or a scratcher, chances are pretty good that your door has the distinctive markings of a dog living in the house. Replacing a door can be expensive and touching up paint can become tiring – here are 3 simple and inexpensive solutions that will help you protect your door from the wear and tear of your 4-legged friend.

Dog Door Shield

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For a fast and easy way to keep your door clean and scratch-free, add a clear, plastic Door Shield that easily attaches to any door using double stick adhesive. The Door Shield comes in one size but, if you need to, you can cut it down to fit your door. Since it installs using adhesive, the Door Shield is great for apartments. It’s easy to put up and just as easy to take down when you’re ready to move – just remove the adhesive and clean it off with a little adhesive remover and your door looks as good as when you first moved in.

Dog Door Screens

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Having your dog or cat tear through your screen door can be an expensive problem. If you’re tired of replacing your screen door just to have him tear it again, then you need a super tough Pet Screen Kit. It’s made of flexible, vinyl-coated polyester that eliminates any chance of puncturing. Seven times stronger than traditional insect screening, it comes with everything you need for a quick and easy install. If your dog or cat has his sight set on the windows – that’s no problem! The Pet Screen Kit can be cut down and used as a window screen.

Pet Screen Dog Doors

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You already know there are dog doors on the market and most of them work great on standard wooden doors. But sometimes when it’s hot out, you might want to leave the door open and the screen door shut to keep bugs out. Obviously, this becomes a barrier for your pet when he wants to exit the house. But, with a Pet Screen Door, your dog can go outside whenever he wants. And, you don’t have to replace your current screen door to install it. Just fasten the plastic frames together through your screen and trim around the swinging door – that’s it! You have an instant dog screen door!

These are just 3 solutions that you can use to protect your doors from your pets. If you have a DIY method that you use to protect your doors, please share it in the comments below.

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Posted by: Rachel DeFelice
6 comments on “3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Door from Dog Scratches
  1. JANEEN tUCKER says:

    Can you send a catalog with the Door Shield in it? Would be interested in ordering.

  2. Gail says:

    Another option is to buy Bug Off Screens. These are the screens that have the flap in the middle with magnets to hold them together. We have 5 of them and they are great for the dogs and people too.

  3. Rusty says:

    My dog is mastif/Shepard mix. Very large feet an nails. He has literally scratched through a wall An front door. I’m at loss this started after having to wear a very large cone after surgery. I can be gone 30 minutes an he starts. What can I do. This is second door.

    • Rachel DeFelice says:

      Hi Rusty! I am sorry to hear about your pup scratching through walls/doors. I know that can be frustrating, I had a Saint Bernard who dug through the floor once. I would suggest looking up “separation anxiety in dogs” and even talking to your vet about it. Best of luck to you and your pup. Keep us posted. 🙂

    • shirley says:

      Im having the same problem with my pit bull who is almost 90 pounds. He scratches through the interior doors of the house.
      I was hoping that you may have found a solution. If so can you PLEASE share the info? I need it like today. I was thinking of getting a thin large sheet of metal/steel like a kick plate but of course larger to cover half of door. Helpppppppppppppppppp!!!!!!!

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