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  1. #1
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    Default Walk thru pet gate

    I would love a super expensive one with stained glass that looks like furniture. Not in the budget.

    So I would buy a less expensive one. Anyone have any idea how well a particular brand works?
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    I have a metal one that just pushes into the door frame and you open with your foot by stepping on it.

    Has worked great for six years now.

    There are many out there to choose from.



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    Do you know what brand you have? What it cost? It has to be more convenient than this baby gate that I have to put up and down.
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    Mine looks like the first one here, the automatic close one, that you can buy for around $50/60 on different sites I googled:

    http://www.northstatesind.com/index..../136//catid/14

    Mine has a plastic foot pedal that you push down from either side and that opens it, it self closes then.
    Handy when you have your hands full.
    Has worked without a hitch for six years now.



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    http://www.dog-gates-indoor.com/summ...xpansion-gate/

    We have this one, I feel like it was 70 or 80 bucks,cats can jump it but dogs cant, takes one hand to open--and some practice, as all of my guests get stuck fumbling with it, but I do not care: please take the following words as if they are bold, 10 feet tall and capitalized:

    This gate is the greatest thing to ever happen to my house, I can eat food and watch my damn television hair-free and at peace and I will never live without one again. It is SO glorious to be able to prop the screen door open, or let people in without dogs everywhere, or eat a bowl of ice cream on the couch. I'm pretty sure if my house were on fire I'd be on the floor trying to pry it out of the wall and take with me.

    I love that gate.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...13948128_n.jpg

    You can see it in the corner of this picture--the dogs have a 'dog couch' in their half of the room. You can also see, by how they absolutely destroy and pillage that couch, why we HAVE a no dog room.



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    I found it, this is what I have:

    http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/...oductId=537223

    It is a baby gate and you push with your foot on the little gray pedal at the bottom and that opens it.

    It works good with a baby on your arms, I guess, but it also makes a good pet gate.

    I had to spend a night in the hospital after day surgery once and my neighbor's came to check on my dog and could not figure how to open it, had to walk over the gate to get in with the dog.



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    I have this one
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...0&pcatid=13520.
    You have to use your hand to open it but it is pretty adjustable and I leave it up all the time as I leave my dogs in the kitchen/family room with the gate locked while I'm at work.



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    I have had the following one for many years now, & LOVE it. Not only can I keep the dogs confined to the bedroom when needed, but the little "cat door" at the bottom allows the felines to go in & out as they please, & the "people gate" allows us to come & go as we please . It also fits the door opening in such a way that you can close your regular door as well without having to adjust the gate in any way.

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...1&pcatid=12521

    I have, however, been thinking of replacing the above with this one, which is a bit nicer looking:

    http://www.frontgate.com/42-22h-tens...31?listIndex=8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacardi1 View Post
    I have had the folloiwng one for many years now, & LOVE it. Not only can I keep the dogs confined to the bedroom when needed, but the little "cat door" at the bottom allows the felines to go in & out as they please, & the "people gate" allows us to come & go as we please . It also fits the door opening in such a way that you can close your regular door as well without having to adjust the gate in any way.

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...1&pcatid=12521
    We have that gate too. It works well and is sturdy. We needed the childproof latch feature, not because of children, but because the BC Mix can open things...she'd jump regular baby gates and climb anything with any horizontal bar and opened some other swinging gates. Tall height/vertical slats + childproof latch has worked to keep her in/out. We have it in a doorway and I did have to screw some little plastic sockets onto the wall at the top, otherwise the gate would not be secure with the gate open. The kitty door at the bottom is useful too, now that BC mix is too big to get through it herself .



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    I got two off of ebay. They were my 3d & 4th as I recall and I like these best. They do take a bit of practice to use but these have held up better than the others. They look great and have worked well for two years now.

    I got two of these, because they had to match.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NORTH-STATE-...ht_3559wt_1185
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    Those would be WAY too short for my gang. Heck, even I could step over something like that.



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    For what its worth, my gate rides right about at my belly button height wise and kept both a foster Dane and a foster Mastiff in with no difficulties. I would not be able to step over it if I wanted to, and the only times the dogs were able to jump it (our biggest is 80 pounds) was during a period of time when a couch was too close and they would leap off the armrest.



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    30" keeps my Jack Russells in. Or out as the case may be.
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    If you need tall, I have a couple of these: http://kidcosafety.com/p-43607-kidco...aspx#!vID43593

    Had them for about a year now, I think - they work fine. Have to readjust them a little bit every once in a while (but they're pressure-mounted, so it's not a big deal).



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    The one I have is set into screw-in mounted sockets.

    I don't consider the plain pressure-mounted ones secure enough if you have large or overly active dogs. They can be pushed down rather easily.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacardi1 View Post
    I have had the following one for many years now, & LOVE it. Not only can I keep the dogs confined to the bedroom when needed, but the little "cat door" at the bottom allows the felines to go in & out as they please, & the "people gate" allows us to come & go as we please . It also fits the door opening in such a way that you can close your regular door as well without having to adjust the gate in any way.

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...1&pcatid=12521

    I have, however, been thinking of replacing the above with this one, which is a bit nicer looking:

    http://www.frontgate.com/42-22h-tens...31?listIndex=8
    I have Dr. Fosters gate as well with the little kitty door. I got the tallest one I could and one of my whippets can still jump the sucker. lol. I would say this gate has held up VERY nicely and would not consider buying elsewhere unless I was getting something fancier.
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    I use a baby gate.
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    Okay. I went with the Kidco extra tall and extra wide gateway.

    My opening is 44" so it limited what I could buy. I got the black which looks good and I am already in love with this thing!

    Thanks for all your replies!

    BTW, I have a baby gate but it is tall as is the dog and I go through there to often to take it down and put it up and take it down and put it up.

    It wa by evenflo, pressure mounted and did the job but just needed the walk through tweaking! Thanks!
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    Glad you found something that works.

    My baby gate is the walk through type.
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