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Old 01-26-2015, 02:03 PM   #1
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Dogs & Screen doors

We have purchased a new tt.In our old camper the dogs scratched at the screen and the plastic kick plate when they wanted in and out. Any ideas for protecting the screen and the kick plate. The dogs are well trained but there are times when we don't respond quickly enough and the damage is done.




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Old 01-26-2015, 02:17 PM   #2
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Shorten the tie out so they can't get to the door.
Problem solved.

Oh btw.
We've trained our dog to ring a bell when she wants out.
She don't dare touch the door.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:18 PM   #3
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There are a number of option from metal screen protectors to Lexan with Velcro for easy on/off.

Depends on how you want it to look and the amount of work you need to do installing.

Some people have even used a baby gate on the inside.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:35 PM   #4
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There are a number of option from metal screen protectors to Lexan with Velcro for easy on/off.

Depends on how you want it to look and the amount of work you need to do installing.

Some people have even used a baby gate on the inside.
Baby gate is our method but it is actually for the 3 year old grandson. It is 3feet from the door between the kitchen counter and the wall next to the stairs. Makes it nice for letting the dogs out one at a time and drying them when it rains we get a little of that here.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:38 PM   #5
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we use this

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-43981-Al.../dp/B00BMRRXU0

Protects the screen and re enforces the door in case of Squirrel sighting
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the great suggestions. I bookmarked the Amazon site for the screen protector. The baby gate sounds great too. We don't have our trailer yet, so not sure if it is something we could install. We did have both our labs trained to use a bell to go out. It was a quick study for both, but our younger dog just loved ringing the bell over and over and over. It would be great if we could leave the screen open in the evening. As mentioned squirrel sightings can be a problem. Deer are even more exciting. When bears wander by the dogs pretend they are not interested.


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With the screen you still can get a breeze through while the plexiglass stops airflow. No big deal if you are plugged in, but if boondocking and its warm out, it may make a difference
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:34 PM   #8
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We had the same issue and always on 4 units now simply have the dealer install a piece of plexi glass inside the screen to keep the dogs from scratching it. By doing this they can still see out which is what they love to do.
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we bring the dog crates ...both dogs preferred to be in their crates when we were inside to stay out of our way & be comfy & then tie outs outside. The dogs are calm when we leave because they are in their own bedrooms (yes it is a pain to load & unload but temporarily down to one dog so have a crate in house & trailer).
We like to leave the door open & sometimes fall asleep that way & every one knows raccoons & dogs are nighttime party buddies ...glad mine love the crate
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We have a foldable pen. We can fold it so as to block the dogs. But we trained the dogs not to come down the steps to the door unless we put the leash on them and called them.
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