Raynor Garage Doors is passionate about making sure that you and your pet have a safe experience with our garage doors. Pets enrich our lives every day, so we have a responsibility to make sure that they are safe when we use the garage door.
Many homeowners like to offer access to the garage to their pets to give them relief from cold in the winter, heat in the summer, and rain all year round. Here are some tips to make sure your pet is always safe around the garage door.
- Check your safety features. Garage doors come equipped with an automatic reverse function so that if they meet any sort of obstruction, the garage door will reverse. You should test this feature with a cardboard box. You can use a similar test to make sure the motion detector works properly.
- Know Your Pet’s Whereabouts. Make sure that you know where your pet is every time you use the garage door. Be especially careful of the top of your open garage door if you have cats.
- Encourage Respect of the Garage Door. Teach your pet that the garage door is not a play thing. Make sure that they do not chew any garage door cables. Never tie your pet to the garage door. And never play “beat the garage door” games with them, which can teach pets that the garage door is a toy.
The garage can be a great place for your pet to retreat from the elements, but it’s up to you to make sure that they are safe when you operate the garage door. If you’re interested in ways to make your garage door safer for your pet, call Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City at (913) 766-2366. www.raynorkc.com
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