Author Topic: in need of a dog safety gate  (Read 1761 times)

clemence2425

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in need of a dog safety gate
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:17:34 AM »
i need to cordon of part of my flat as a dog free zone and have decided that given the layout and size of the aprtment etc the easiest way for me to do it is with a dog safety gate, like those ones that toddlers have at the top of stairs etc.
this is what i was originally looking at, toddler gates: http://www.google.co.uk/products?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=587&q=toddler+gates+for+stairs&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=dbgZTY6kMMW28QPCrOz9Bg&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CDwQrQQwAA because i didnt realise that they also made dog specific ones: http://www.twenga.co.uk/prices-dog-safety-gate.html now personally i have never had a toddler so i have no idea what the differences are in these gates, but a friend of mine in my building has a toddler gate to give away which would make my life easier if i could just use that but can anyone tell me if this would work? and if not are there specific brands/fittings i need to be looking for when i buy??

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Re: in need of a dog safety gate
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 11:18:04 AM »
It depends on whether your dog can jump, if they can jump a smaller baby gate you would be better off with a dog gate.

I would try the baby gate first off.

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Re: in need of a dog safety gate
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 05:18:00 PM »
Mine used to shoulder charge them....  :o


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Re: in need of a dog safety gate
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 09:09:40 AM »
shoulder charging?? wow! no im fairly sure there will be no shoulder charging, unless perhaps im cooking on the other side!! i will start with the baby gate as i dont see him as a jumper, if not i guess il have to upgrade, thanks. are the fixtures etc the same on both? is it just really a gate? apologies if that sounds silly but ive never really seen on in action before!

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Re: in need of a dog safety gate
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 09:55:09 AM »
If the reward on the other side is great enough you need to have some firm commands in place no matter how strong the gate is  ;)

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Re: in need of a dog safety gate
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 02:44:51 PM »
We have a dog gate, used to hold back our Dobermann ok and it's fine with our Staffie  ;D