For most dogs, ABSOLUTELY! Our customers have dogs ranging anywhere from 12 to 120 pounds and they love it. A lot of them are pleasantly surprised at how strong the adhesives are and how well it holds up to any added pressure.
However, please note that if your dog is a lot smaller than your cat or if you have a super aggressive dog, it may not work. If you're in doubt, make sure to check out our reviews for some experiences from real customers.
If you do have a large dog, please review the INSTALLATION GUIDE for alternative methods of installation. Using Method 3 is the strongest and will provide the greatest resistance to pressure.
Door Buddy works best when your dog is slightly larger than your cat. We do have lots of customers who say it works great even though their cat is the same size as their dog. Cats can become pretty liquid and squeeze through tighter spots. We suggest judging it by head size or shoulder width.
If your dog is a lot smaller than your cat, Door Buddy may not work.
It depends on what stage you consider as a toddler. It is usually best to start using Door Buddy early when your baby just starts crawling. Then, when they reach the toddler stage they will know that room is "off-limits" already. If you start using Door Buddy when your little one is older than 2 years old then there is a chance that they will be able to push hard enough for the adhesives to come off.
However, please review the INSTALLATION GUIDE provided for alternative methods of installation. Using Method 3 is the strongest and will provide the greatest resistance to pressure.
Just remember that Door Buddy is intended to be a deterrent only and is meant to make your and your cat's life easier. Like any baby-proofing product, it is NOT a substitute for proper adult supervision.
Because Door Buddy is a strap it offers lots of flexibility in installation. However, that also means that it doesn't prevent the door from closing. That is exactly why we created the combo pack with the pinch guard/door stopper.
The pinch guard/door stopper stops the door from closing and prevents pinched fingers and pets from getting locked in rooms. Say goodbye to doors slamming shut as well!
To prepare for the removal, heat the adhesive with a hairdryer for several minutes to soften the glue. You can then use your hand and twist the plastic part clockwise or counterclockwise so that the plastic part separates itself from the adhesive that is still attached to the actual surface. Once the plastic is separated from the adhesive, you simply take your fingertip and roll the adhesive into a ball and remove it from the surface.
Alternatively, after heating the adhesive you can use fishing line or dental floss and slide it side to side between the adhesive and the door/door frame surface. This works really well and usually removes our product without any damage.
We are confident that you will love your Door Buddy and therefore offer a 60 day, hassle-free, money-back guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied, simply return it and we will credit back the full purchase price.
However, we are dedicated to Door Buddy making your life easier! We are always happy to help you troubleshoot and will offer personalized suggestions to make it work better for your situation.