The best dog door allows you the best of both worlds: that your dog can enjoy the comfort of your home, and that you can go explore outside.

The best dog doors should offer easy installation and safe use. The doors for more sophisticated dogs must have a microchip identification before allowing any dog to pass. Yes, you have heard well, there are doors that identify your dog so that they only allow the passage to him!

Before seeing the selection of doors that we have tried and prepared for you, we recommend that you read the full article.

  1. How to choose the door for your dog, and
  2. How to measure a dog to know which door to buy

We have reviewed the 5 best doors for dogs and these are:

  • Best electronic gate for dogs - PetSafe SmartDoor
  • Best door for the dog with a microchip - SureFlap Microchip pet door
  • The best cheap door of the dog - BarksBar Original Door of original plastic of the dog
  • For sliding glass door - PetSafe Freedom Aluminum aluminum patio
  • Best quality price - PetSafe entrance door aluminum wall PetSafe Pet entry door

Let's start by helping you know what features and specifications you should consider when buying a dog gate.

How to choose the best door for dogs

Let's face it - all the dogs want to go out, exercise, socialize, sunbathe or just take a breath of fresh air. The problem comes when your dog invites an unwanted guest without wanting to and dirt the floor with mud traces and puts the house upside down.

In the same way, dogs that can not get out of the door easily can start having urinary problems that they can not contain for a long time. Anxiety is a big problem for restless dogs that are forced to stay at home; This often results in unwanted behavior.

These scenarios can occur if you do not have a security door that does not imply watching your dog every time you want to go out and relieve yourself.

Finding the ideal door for your dog can be confusing because each dog is a world and each door is different, that is why for your decision to be the most successful, we have gathered all the useful information you need to not take a dislike .

These are some of the key factors when deciding which dog door you should buy.

Size - The weight of dogs

Remember that a dog can gain and lose weight. A dog door should be the right size for your dog - perhaps even a little larger in case you gain weight.

Choosing the right size and correct door height for your dog is important , because dogs not only age, but can also grow up if you decide to buy the door when they are still growing. We have a couple of guidelines to measure your dog (see the next section on How to measure your dog to know which door to buy).

Safety - Keep out stray dogs

Keeping stray dogs out is one of the challenges that a dog gate must face, especially if you have a female at home. Females can have many boyfriends at the same time when they go outside - and this can be a problem if you do not want puppies of an unwanted breed of dogs!

In the same way, stray dogs can also negatively affect males, as they may have fleas or some skin diseases that your pet may contract. On the other hand, most of these stray dogs can also tear up your house, so you have to find a way to keep them out and keep your own pet at home.

For this reason it is a smart option to acquire an electronic dog door with identification to make sure that you do not expect guests to enter the house.

Energy efficiency

Another thing that makes a doggie door effective is that it can block the cold to save more energy in the house in the long term, especially during the winter. It can also work in reverse during the summer, when you do not want the fresh air from the air conditioner to escape.

Most people do not want to place a door in their house due to this factor, and simply open the front door when the dog wants to leave, but this can have negative effects on the dog (as mentioned above with urinary problems.)

What you need to keep in mind is a door that closes easily - and firmly to prevent the escape of cold air during the summer or the escape of warm air during the winter.

The magnetic closure systems are excellent to leave no space for air to circulate.

Assembly - An easy but safe installation

Consider a pet door that offers an easy but safe method of installation. In fact, some of the best sliding doors for dogs are so simple that you do not need a lot of technology or carpentry skills to install them, like mounting a home phone system. The sliding doors are perhaps the easiest, but it depends on the type of installation.

The installations of regular doors are the most common. The installations on the wall can be a bit more difficult but they have the same price. And both require a cut.

The sliding doors for dogs or the panels that are inserted in the door are easier to install and do not require cuts. However, they will only work on sliding doors. They tend to have a higher price because they are not just a door for dogs, but a full glass panel.


Consider a door for puppies that is a safe value over time against the elements and the routine of entering and leaving. A waterproof door can be a great option if you live in a place where it rains often.

Remember that most doors for dogs with a more expensive price, offer greater durability due to the materials used. The outside will require a lot more cleaning, so be prepared for it too.

If you have chosen to choose an electronic dog door, make sure you have enough batteries to change them every few weeks or months.

5 Best Doors for dogs

In summary, the best doors for dogs are durable, resistant to the weather, easy to install, but above all, they are safe. There are two types of doors for pets:

  1. Electronic doors for dogs - more expensive (double) but only allow your pets to enter and leave.
  2. Doors for normal dogs - cheaper, but allow you to have your own dogs and pets separated.

I would not spend less than $ 30-50 unless you have very low expectations and you are bothered by a low quality product. For security reasons, I would personally invest something else to get an automatic door that only allows my dog to enter and leave the house.

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My Best Original Screenplay Oscar Predictions Based Solely On The Writing, As It Should Be

Let's focus on the writing, not the politics.


The Oscars are almost here, so it's time to make predictions.

Except, if you're like me, you probably haven't seen all the nominated movies. This year, I realized I had not seen any of the films up for Best Original Screenplay. This was a bit of a failure moment for me as a hopeful future screenwriter, but I took the opportunity to do something everyone always says to do when you're learning—read scripts.

I decided to read these scripts and make my predictions based solely on the writing, as it should be. I read each script, then watched the trailer and read a few articles about the movies to answer any questions.

And here's what I decided.

"The Favourite"

I'd heard great things about this movie before reading it, so I was excited to study this screenplay. It was well written, I will be honest, so bravo to Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. But, it still left some to be desired. It definitely has its good qualities and is justified in its being a, well, fan favorite.

Except, the script relied heavily on subtext for commentary. Any narrative, no matter what time period it takes place in, will be held against the current societal environment regardless of intentions. However, it was clear that this film's intentions were to place a female voice in history and in current outlets. Which, of course, is not a bad thing. However, this film does so with disregard for true equality. The female focus is at the men's expense, which is not true equality (but that's an argument for another time).

I actually found the story predictable. The story tried to build suspense around the war, but even that seemed like a second priority to the writers after the love triangle. The script didn't explicitly tell the reader "how to feel," but it was strongly implied by the end.

"First Reformed"

This was a solid film written by Paul Schrader. Each scene really does move the plot forward which is story 101 but still important to note sometimes. Even the scenes that seemed like they would be time fillers allowed for the voice-over narration of Toller's journal.

This voice over was a nice touch of characterization and introduced well in the first scenes. This introduction was so well written, I could see exactly how it would play out, which is textbook screenwriting. The dialogue was believable. The setting description was a good balance and told part of the story too.

But there was that ambiguous, "La La Land"-dream-sequence-ish ending though.

"Green Book"

Okay, this one. This film is important and was skillfully written, so definitely a bravo to Peter Farrelly, Brian Currie, and Nick Vallelonga.

This film spoke to racial equality in the sense of true equality—meeting on the same level. It took place in one of America's shameful times and followed a white man realizing how things really are for those different from him and learning how to use his privilege in a way that helps and not harms. Like Dr. Shirley said, "You never win with violence." And as far as movies nominated in this category based on true stories, this did the best at maintaining the integrity of the original.

The writing was phenomenal. There was a personality in the action. The characterization was shown, not told. This was done through the actions, letters, reactions, how the characters treat others and how other characters treat the main characters. There was evident development in growth in the two main characters Lip and Dr. Shirley. It ended nicely, and the scenes were paced well.


This story would be better as a novel, in my opinion. The descriptions were beautifully written, so much so that every time there was dialogue or a scene change, I was roughly drawn out of the story. For a script, the action was almost too artsy and I could tell that it would be better visually than in writing. There were a few inconsistencies, like how Pepe calls Cleo "mom" in the beginning when Señora Sofia is actually his mom. Of course, this was probably meant to be just a kid crying for his mom when he was tired, but it leads to some confusion going forward when introducing characters.

This film was artfully written by Alfonso Cuarón. Most of the time, there was a good balance between detailed and vague descriptions (except that one part that described the color of the sky even though this is a black and white movie). I was struck by the impactful use of sound descriptions woven into the script, such as the car horn or the plane flying overhead. This was something that was present in the other scripts but didn't make as much of an impact, in my opinion, as it did in "Roma"


Oh goodness, where to begin? Adam McKay begins this script with an indignant tone in the superimposed text saying they "did their f***ing best" to tell a true story. But did they? No. If this Best Original Screenplay award is based on the writing, then "Vice" is shockingly nominated. If it's based on political people-pleasing, then I guess the nomination makes sense. The film is riddled with a bias to the left. It assumes the viewers agree with the flat narrative of the film and that we all see the characters as the one-dimensional people they movie portrays. The film even addressed this bias at the end, but the way they did didn't level the playing field at all, but just pandered to that bias, trying to pick a fight. Well, they shouldn't be dignified with a response, in my opinion.

But I digress. The writing. That's what we're here for.

Unfortunately, even the writing was objectively bad compared to the other scripts. And I don't say that lightly. It read like a school project that was completed the night before it was due. There were typos everywhere (notably, "due" was spelled "do"). The story and scenes seemed willy-nilly thrown together with the only goal of pushing an opinion. The framework and organization were centered around how best to convince the viewer of McKay's views, not tell the story. It's a very serious subject that's covered here and could've been handled better instead of this script that reads like a comedy with political propaganda tendencies.

And now, my predictions for best original screenplay go to...

I'll break this down into categories.

My favorite: "Green Book."

What should win: "Green Book."

What will probably win: "The Favourite."

They all have a chance, but if "Vice" wins, then what are we all here for? The writing, or politics?

The other films all had their stance in politics without taking away from the story being told. "The Favourite" was female-driven with LGBT aspects and classist themes while telling the story of Queen Anne and her ladies. "First Reformed" critiqued megachurch culture, environmental activism, and big business while telling Toller's story of grief. "Green Book" also had some classist themes and attacked racist tendencies in a way that can educate and change minds by telling a historical story. "Roma" was the story of a family set in cultural and political context. But "Vice" was just about politics and not the story.

Let's focus on the stories. Let's focus on the writing.

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Exclusive Interview with Electro-Pop Singer Jade Alice

Electro-pop singer-songwriter and producer Jade Alice epitomizes today's pop music, as demonstrated by her latest single, "In Too Deep"; the song effortlessly transforms from a languid track with full, angelic-sounding vocals to a roof-raising dance track.


Who are some of your musical influences?

At the moment it's Lennon Stella, Billie Eilish, Joni Mitchell, ABBA and Daniel Caesar!

If you could collaborate with any artist who would you choose?

I would love to work with Billie Eilish, she creates the most beautiful vocal arrangements around her voice, and that's something I really try to focus on in my songs too. She is just so cool. She's completely her own person, and she has this maturity in the way she commands the words of a song. I think we grew up in similar ways, having our families involved in music and I feel very connected to her in a weird personal way haha but that just goes to show how personal her songs are!

"In The Deep" what's the song really mean to you?

It's the feeling of when you see someone for the first time, and your attraction to them is so obvious,but you don't feel self conscious about it. Everything just becomes exciting and you're like a kid with no inhibitions. I get a similar feeling with dance music, so I wanted to have a dance element in the song to enhance this feeling of euphoria and love.

What do you hope people take from your music when listening?

The main thing I hope for is that they see themselves in the songs, and not me. That they take something from the song, realize things about themselves and how they're feeling. I hope I can empower people to feel good about themselves!

Any new music updates you like to share?

Yes! I have another single coming out on December 4th called 'Work This Out'. It's in collaboration with another Melbourne producer called Motaki!

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