Dog door flap ideas?
We have a dog door that leads through the wall into our laundry room so our two outside dogs (Corgi and Golden) can come in out of the weather, eat, etc. The dog door is a medium/ small. My golden can get through fine but because of her size she is pretty hard on the flaps. She runs about 60lbs so her back drags as she comes in. After a very short time the doors are gone and or breaking off.
The flaps for those things run around $60 - $70. I would have to replace these a couple of times a year. I’ve been looking at heavy plastics to replace this thing cheaper and with more life but cant seep to come up with anything. I bought a heavy rubber door mat and cut the shape out. It was only $10 and I could get three out of the one mat. However, floor mats are made from recycled rubber so it lasted all of 2 months from the swinging back and forth.
I need a solid piece of flexible plastic or rubber in either clear, smoke, gray, or black. It needs to be pretty tough because of my big girl. I thought about using belts from a round baler but they have a natural curve so they wouldn’t seal against the frame of the flap..
Ive looked online and found things that looked like they would work OK but they were the same stinking price as the door flaps!
Any ideas? Because she is so hard on the door I hate to put yet another $60 flap in and have to replace it 3-4 months down the road...
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