High Tech Pet Electronic Dog Door Review

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We've had the door for years (7 plus)and love it. The dog stands there and watches it go up and down. Funny, but it's gone up and down thousands of times without a hitch. Terrific quality. That said the batteries are expensive but your hack took care of that. Thanks!

Author — mike B

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oh, you need to change the sensitivity for inside and outside so won't stay open when your dogs are feet away. We LOVE this pet door.

Author — luvideo

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HeyMimi great job! Thanks so much. How did you make the adaptor for the MS-5 for your collar? Does it stay with a rambunctious pup? I dont like the collars that come with these and want to be able to remove it easily.

Author — Powerhouse International

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Great video. You did a good job. The pace is perfect. Stuck to the points and explained well. Very informative. Thank you.

Author — shoveljunk- American patriot.

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You can actually turn the sensitivity up or down or the reach for it just so you know it’s on the actual door so if you’re having trouble with that for it

Author — Hey your doing great

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I've had this door for over 6 years and while the initial investment was a lot ie the door itself and the contractor to bust thru the wall, it is totally worth it. In 6 years I had to return it to manufacturer in CA twice for repair, again totally worth it. To not be a door man for the animals and the freedom it gives you and pets, it's worth every penny. I wish they'd improve the receiver collar situation and make a smaller receiver for cats.

Author — J Hill

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I have one since 5 years for my 2 cats. I juste love it.

Author — Monique Lavergne

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Great video, we just picked one up cheap on ebay. Its nice to get a some insight before it arrives.

Author — Will Bess

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We just installed the pet tech dog door and it is a little noisy but so worth the money. It took my dogs very few minutes to figure out the door and have already done the in and out several times. I definitely love this door!

Author — Arminda Comas

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I have just installed one of these 3 wks ago for my 6 yr old yorkie & 7 yr old shitzu. Yorkie has no issues using it all the time however shitzu is scared of it. I am gone for 12.5 hours a day and needed something that will work in summer & winter -10, so I thought it was a good investment.

Author — Steven Rast

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After 2 years this door has been the biggest nightmare we have ever encountered. If my goal in life were to scam people and steal their money, this company would be my model. They sat down and expended who-knows-how-much effort to design the unit so that the battery is wired in backward so that they could purchase batteries in bulk that cost the consumer $1 each, probably $0.10 for them (or less?) and charge $22 between "shipping" and the price of the battery for every replacement. We got around that scam by watching YouTube videos and we now use $1 batteries and replace them ourselves. They put a sticker on each battery and a piece of essentially heavy foil, cha-ching, $21.90 profit? At your expense! The door constantly jams because one of the sensors inside will not stay put. We fixed it 86 times, finally hot-melt gluing the sensor down. Then the glass started jumping up above that sensor and the jams continued. I finally had to solder a piece of metal rod inside the sensor arm to prevent the door from jumping up over it. Meanwhile 8 of the 16 screws holding the back on stripped out very early on; this has to be the cheapest plastic they could find. One of the ultrasonic "microphones" burned out in less than a year as well so our dog can either go in from outside or out from inside; not both - we set it to allow him to come in. I still have to replace that "microphone." Buying from the company is out of the question. I will never, ever, ever do business with them again. This unit, in my experience, is absolute junk, I personally believe it was designed to break and make the company a killing on price gouging for replacement parts which have to be as bad as the originals. One of the sensitivity knobs broke off through normal use; I then saw the stem the knob mounts on is thinner than a toothpick. Make sure it breaks early and often, right? There is nothing good I can say about this door. We regretted the purchase soon after buying it and it all went downhill from there. No, it is not a case of "we just got a lemon unit." Everything I have seen inside this door screams that it was designed to break so they could price gouge on replacements.

Author — I. M. Doingwell

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Great concept, but very poorly made. I've been though 2 in just over a year. Both will not close in the winter, leaving a gaping cold air draft all night or all day until it receives help to close. Don't waste your money if you want a workable solution.

Author — Lloyd Shaw

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Ours lasted nine years. I took the door apart hoping to repair it and noticed how cheaply made it is! All plastic parts that will break with time. Made in China

Author — David Howard

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That’s a lot of batteries you are going through in a short time!

Author — Daniel Marra

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We live rural and these doors are a must, can't use regular flapper doors as racoons, opossums, rats, skunks will enter. We have 2 of these pet doors, 1 from our service area walk door in the house to the garage and the other mounted in the walk door exiting the garage. We installed these in walk doors as it is easier to fix or replace a door instead of fixing a hole through the side of the house. The pet doors we have are now 10+ years old and have worked great, no problems. They do get a lot of use as we have 3 JRTs. We have replaced the collars as the dogs are hard on them. The new MS-5 collars hold up better.

Author — Ken Benbow

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Has anyone had issues with the door opening and closing over and over even when the dog is far enough from the door? We have an issue where the door will close 3/4 of the way and then open and repeat until the battery is dead unless we are around to fix it. It's frustrating because we have left our dog home in the morning with the idea that it is working only to come home and find the door won't open because the battery has died. Hopefully soon we will be able to plug it in to alleviate the battery issue (right now the plug in port has been covered with a baseboard but will be remedied today), but I am also hoping this will make it open and close properly as well.

Author — Darby Rudolph

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It would be nice, but a bigger dog (such as labs) would have a hard time fitting through it. They need to make a bigger size.

Author — Andrew Ruenzel

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Put a harness on him strap it to harness on his back

Author — T4 mann

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If you love and value your pets, dont buy these dangerous automated doors. They fail on a regular basis. If they fail on a hot day, like in Arizona or in a cold winter day in Maine, your dog may not be able to get back inside your home for shelter. Theyll be left out in the heat or cold and could die from exoisure!

Author — HGAviator

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would you please put in a link to the video on how to use cheaper batteries for this? Thanks

Author — luvideo