'I want in, I want out' doggie door help needed please
Our back door has ten square panes of glass, two across and five down. In front of that, we have a metal and screen (fiberglass screen over decorative metal pattern) security door. They are both hinged on the same side.
The dogs want in, the dogs want out. I'd love to have a doggie door but have no clue how to do it with both doors. The dogs would have to be able to exit and enter through both the security screen door and the back door itself.
I want to keep both doors because replacing doors can be pricey, and it's really nice to have the option of opening the back door for a breeze, and also having a locked security screen door during the summer--and still have the dogs able to come and go.
We'd also have to keep out the skunks and other critters that sometimes like to explore our neighborhood after hours, so we'd need some way to "lock" the doggie door. A collar on the dogs that emit a signal wouldn't work because of contact dermatitis we discovered they get from collars and such.
Thanks for any ideas, help and suggestions!