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Using Gates

July 24th, 2012, 12:15 PM
Hi All,

Does anyone have advice about using baby gates for dogs?
Otis and Sonny will have to start being confined to our kitchen as a temp situation while their usual 'supervisor' is away at camp for a couple of weeks.
Although Otis is perfectly fine in the house on his own for a day, we do not yet trust Sonny unsupervised. They will have plenty of room, their beds, toys and of course each other. I have planned for someone to come and let them out for a break mid-day but they will otherwise be alone for about 9 hours.
I have never used a baby gate - for dogs or a baby...and am wondering how practical they are for dogs..
The one I am looking to get is wood, pressure mounted and approx 24" high. Any recommendations??

Loki Love
July 24th, 2012, 02:34 PM
We currently have baby gates up for the new puppy we rescued - so far so good! We don't want her to have full run of the house, even while we're home (she had a few accidents yesterday), plus we want the cats to have a safe place while being able to come and go as they please.

We are using the ones you are describing I think. Loki did chew on it a bit back in the day, but other than that, it's been great.

Good luck!

July 24th, 2012, 04:57 PM
we've used them off and on for all newbies. They worked really well for many situations with our dogs.

Good luck,

July 24th, 2012, 04:58 PM
oh, and the height depends on the dogs you have - I like the ones I could at least step over without having to move them. The ones that have swing gates are great, but more expensive.


July 24th, 2012, 06:41 PM
I use them and love them. Sasha has not tried to jump them at all.