Home Gates: Your Gateway To Peace At Home
By: City Pup Life
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Gates--whether designed for babies or furbabies--work great to manage the areas of your house your pup can access. The design will likely be influenced by the space you are trying to use it for, but other than that you should be sure the gate you choose is tall enough if your pup is a jumper and that it is sturdy enough they can't easily knock it out of place. Some pups are more energetic and playful than others, so find one that is the right fit for yours.
The most important thing is to find a design that works well for your house and your pup--whether you're trying to block a doorway or cut off part of a room, there are plenty to choose from that will work for most homes.
Regalo Easy Step Gate
The Regalo Easy Step Gate may be designed for babies but works perfectly for furbabies too! It is easy to setup since it uses a pressure-based mount to hold it into place. This works well for most dogs, but if yours likes to jump against the gate you may need to find one that mounts more permanently into place. It's also easy to operate with an easy-open latch. The main drawback is the narrow opening of the gate. However, Regalo offers several different styles, including some with wider mounts and double doors.
NorthStates Permanent-Mount Gate
We love this NorthStates Gate since it mounts securely to your home and provides a more sturdy option that is great for rambunctious pups. Northstates makes gates marketed for toddlers (the Toddleroo) and pets (their MyPets line). This model is sold under both, and it also has a wider fit than a lot of the other styles so it fits more homes. It also has a wider opening due to this design too.
Perma Indoor/Outdoor Retractable Baby Gate
This Perma Indoor/Outdoor Retractable Baby Gate works great in unusual spaces such as angled, wide entryways, the base of a staircase, or anywhere a door-style gate might be awkward. It rolls up into its base when not in use, so it's less obtrusive than other styles.
Richell Pet Gate
The Richell Pet Gate is a great option to section off wider walkways in your home. It's free-standing design means there's no installation to worry about. Their design allows them to be paired up pretty well too if you need to divide an entire room or block an extra-large walkway, such as for an open kitchen.