For dog lovers, creating a living environment that is both safe for furry friends and human family members is a top priority. Because of this, dog gates became a necessity. Homeowners have had trouble maintaining boundaries with their rowdy furry family members. Thankfully, dog gates can remedy this.
What are dog gates?
Freestanding dog gates are portable barriers designed to restrict any dogs from entering certain areas of our house. Unlike permanent installed gates, these gates stand on their own and can be easily moved and adjusted as needed. They also come in different designs and sizes for small or big living spaces and are made from different materials.
Benefits of dog gates
Safety: This is the number one reason why homeowners choose to have dog gates. These gates prevent dogs from entering dangerous areas for them such as staircases, kitchens or rooms with fragile items that might break and hurt them. Dog gates are particularly helpful for puppies who tend to hurt themselves because of curiosity.
Training and boundaries: Dog gates are also tools for pet owners to train their pets about boundaries. By slowly teaching dogs about areas of the house they are not allowed to enter, they will be more obedient and respectful of your space. Not only that, but they will also know when an area is safe for them or not.
Peaceful coexistence: Not all dogs get along well with other dogs or other pets. With dog gates, these agitated interactions with other pets will be minimal. Dog gates are also helpful in controlling interactions with pets that do not get along or if you are planning to introduce a new pet to a dog that’s been used to being the sole household pet.
Guest management: You might soon have guests who are afraid of dogs or might have allergies. Fortunately, you would not need to avoid inviting them to your home, thanks to dog gates. They provide a simple way to keep your pet contained and avoid potential discomfort with your visitor. Your guest will even come and visit again sooner than you expected. And if in case, they are extending their welcome, you can just unleash your furry friend on them (kidding!).
Adaptability: Since they are freestanding, these gates are flexible and can be used in different locations within your home. Whether you need to block off a doorway, hallway or any specific area, these gates can be easily positioned depending on your needs.
Choosing the right dog gate
When shopping for a dog gate, you need to consider the size and height. Your dog gate must be tall enough to prevent your dog from jumping over and wide enough to cover the area. Measure your dog’s height to ensure the gate your purchasing is appropriately sized.
You should also think about the gate’s materials. Dog gates are made of wood, metal and plastic. Consider a dog gate that is durable, easy to clean and visually appealing to not ruin your home’s visual appeal.
Dog gates offer numerous benefits for dog owners. By choosing the right gate, and using effective training techniques, you can create a safe and comfortable space not only for your furry friend but for the rest of the family, guests and other pets.