Monday Mischief – I made a Doggie Door! :)

I know some Dogs and Cats, and actually, I even know of a mini pig, who are lucky enough to have their own door into the garden, so they can come and go as they please!

I’ve not been so lucky, Mum insists I ask permission each time I want to go in or out and I usually either sit by the door, or if she doesn’t notice I tap on the window or if I’m outside and not being let in I bark!  Tee Hee

If you saw my previous post, this approach doesn’t work too well when I need to get out in a hurry!


Doh!  This isn't working out as planned!  No matter how hard I stare at this door it's not opening and Mum's about to pounce on my toy!

Doh! This isn’t working out as planned! No matter how hard I stare at this door it’s not opening and Mum’s about to pounce on my toy!


Well, I decided this approach needed to change…..

A few months ago we got new screen doors (cos ‘someone’ had put some holes in the old ones!) :)  These new doors are especially designed with doggies in mind and they’re extra strong, plus when you touch them they give way at the top and bottom so it’s harder to tear them.  What I also realized was they’re on a magnet, so I worked out how to open the screen door!

Mum discovered I was doing this a couple of weeks ago, due to the screen being open when it shouldn’t be, but she hadn’t actually caught me doing it, so I decided to give her a demo! :)


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Yep, I’m still working on how I can shut the door behind me so the flies don’t get in, but that’s a bit more tricky and frankly I’m pretty good at fly catching anyway, so what’s the big deal?!

Has anyone else been working on any new tricks? :)

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  1. Hey , you are really smart , Snoopy !
    Me was just found snooozing under the clean laundry pile :)
    Dad said something about , no wonder my clean clothes are furry *mol*
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    • Hey Charlie Rascal,

      You sure know how to live up to your name buddy! At least your Dad can still have your fur with him when he’s out and missing you! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  2. Hey Snoopy!

    That’s a pretty cool trick!

    I was expecting something very different. Stetson made his own doggie door, but he had to ram his head through the screen to get his open.

    Sorry, no new tricks from my doggies. Unless you count ramming heads through a screen door a trick :)

    Happy Sunday/Monday!
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    • Hey Colby

      I think ramming your head through the screen is a pawsome trick!! I never thought to do that one, it wouldn’t work with the new screen, but it would have with the old one, Tee Hee

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  3. Snoopy, you are such a good role model! We don’t have a yard or a garden, but maybe we could create a doggie door between the living room and bedroom, as a kind of short-cut!
    Thanks, my friend, for this informative post!

    Livvie from
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  4. Great job Snoopy!! We have a doggy door and just love it, but it is always nice to walk through the pawrents big door!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
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    • Hi Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

      You’re such lucky guys that your parents gave you a doggie door and you didn’t have to make one! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  5. Snoopy,
    That was a very smart trick, particularly the part where you train your human to close the door behind you! ;-)

    –Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats
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  6. Those screen doors are a real pain in the fur. We don’t have a doggy door either as Mom want so know when we go in and out. You are pretty clever, that doesn’t work with our screen door. We do have a doorbell, though. If Mom doesn’t let me in fast enough I ring it non stop until she comes and lets me in. Have a fun day!
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  7. Wow, what a fantastic door you have. If we had screens like that on our windows, I’d be jumping outside too!
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    • Hey Spunky Doodle

      I can’t help myself, now I keep just going in and out, in and out – it’s fun, well for me at least, Mum not so much! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  8. Hi Y’all!

    Yep, I’ve discovered usually if you can open the door it’s impossible to close it again. If you can close the door, then it’s impossible to open. I’m with you. If you can catch the flies, what’s the big deal?

    Y’all hurry on by now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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    • Hey Hawk,

      Exactly buddy! I think I should have the run of the house and the garden when I need to anyway, how else can I keep a handle on security?! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  9. That’s the best doggy door I’ve seen!
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  10. Love the concept, but it is absolutely the shutting that is the challenge This goes for all the doors in my house because they are old and the animals push them open (especially the bathroom) and never shut them behind them. I was thinking of some kind of remote spring back device but then someone will get a tail caught and oh my…..
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    • Hi Dogdaz,

      Yep my Mum moans like you – I often come into the bedroom when she’s in the shower and has virtually closed the door behind her, but I push the door open pretty hard so it bounces off the wall and nearly closes again, I try my best! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  11. Very clever of you to figure out the doors.
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  12. You’re so smart Snoopy, great job! I wish we could do that for Torrey.
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  13. My dogs are super duper good at catching flies. They’d love to have their own dog door, but then we’d have more flies than they could catch!
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    • Hi Flea,

      Yikes, you must have a lot more flies than we have, I think I could just about keep ours under control, if I was allowed! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  14. Wow my comment was eaten! Anyway, I am soooo proud of you Snoopy! You are sooooooo smart! You make us doggies proud! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  15. Pawsome dude. Likewise I am an expert fly catcher and I eat them when I catch them and peeps thinks that is gross. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly
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    • Hey Molly

      My Mum says the same, but hey, they don’t even know what they’re talking about, like they’ve ever tasted one?! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  16. Cool Trick Snoopy!

  17. That’s awesome! You just need to get together with Pallo. He knows how to shut the door, but not how to open it.
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  18. Neat maneuver Snoopy *high paws*! I can’t go out unless mom’s with me *sigh*. Something about my nose getting me into trouble!
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    • Hi Prudence (& Theresa)

      That sounds like a tricky rule to get around guys, think you need to make your own doggie door too! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  19. Smart dog, Snoopy! It’s like the time when I found out that Mr. N can escape from soft crates by undoing the zipper from inside. Smart dogs keep us on our toes!
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  20. What a great trick, S. It’s not your fault if flies come in. The inventors of this magical, magnetic screen should’ve figured out that solution before they sold it. I would be afraid to go out alone. I like Mom to hold my leash and also check for dangers before I go out.

    Love and licks,
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  21. That is pretty impressive, Snoopy! My two just use the “sprint at full speed through the screen door” method. They tend to forget it’s there… ;)

  22. I don’t think that’s mischief ….I think that’s skill!!

  23. We had a doggie door for about two days. After I came home to a muddy mess in my living room, it remained locked for ten years, never to be opened again. It’s a great idea in theory but did not work out so well once the reality of dogs hit!
    Prince’s newest trick is opening our back sliding glass door to let himself on the porch. Problem is, he is letting out all our A/C for the bedroom!
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    • Yep Crazy dog life, there can be downsides for the humans – doh! Luckily we hardly ever get rain, so muds not the issue for us…..

      I can see the humans getting upset about providing A/C for the entire neighborhood! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  24. hahaha! Nice job Snoopy. And I like that cool attitude :-) I think your Mom should get you a doggie door so the flies won’t come. However, that magnet door is designed so that cats and dogs can easily enter the house. I saw that on a commercial.

    • Hi Dog Training Basics

      I try hard to look cool! Tee Hee – I did suggest a doggie door, but it seemed my suggestion was ignored – doh!

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  25. Wow Snoopy. You are very talented and smart!
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  26. Hahaha Snoopy you are a smartie. Had to show hubby that one!
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