Pet walk through gates ideal for home use are usually fitted with a door design that provides convenient human or pet movement to and from a secured area.
Once installed, they do not obstruct any human foot traffic. These structures are used in indoor spaces such as hallways,doorways and stairways.
Not only does this type of design provide ample security mechanism to secure pets, it also works well with household members including older children and adults.
They are safer and more convenient since you don’t have to step over or remove the barrier when moving to and from the secured room.
Most of these barriers have a walk thru door design with a locking mechanism that can be operated with one hand, making it very convenient even when your hands are full.
Some of these structures have large door openings for use by home owners and large pets, while others are also fitted with small doors designed for small pets.
This Primetime Petz Gate can be configured into several different variations, from wall mount gates, to angled structures, and even four-sided freestanding pens and enclosures. It is designed as a fold-able four paneled gate.
One of the panels includes a 15-inch walk-through door that swings inward and outward.It comes with rubber pads with keep the gate from sliding.
It also has a locking mechanism that keeps the door in place. The panels are built from quality hardwood materials that don’t warp. It has a rich walnut finish that complements well, making it ideal for use inside the home.
This extra-wide barrier is designed for wide openings. It is 30 inches high. Together with the included two extension panels, this barrier covers a width of 29 up to 44 inches. Additional extension panels may also be bought separately to cover an even wider opening.
It has a large door opening with an easy-to-use locking mechanism. The large opening is 16 inches wide and is perfect for human and medium to large-sized dogs to pass through.
This door also includes a small door-opening that allows small puppies or cats to pass through.
The small opening is 10 inches wide and 7-inch high.It is constructed with steel material that is chew proof. The metal bars are 2.5-inch apart. Installation is easy and takes minimal time.
Four tension bolts with adjustable spindles are included in the package for a quick and easy pressure mount install.This structure is ideal for medium to large dogs that weigh 65 pounds to 95 pounds.
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This Design Studio – gate features cherry-wood decorative accents that add a certain charm and elegance to the design. It is built of quality steel with a charcoal matte finish.
It has a 19- inch walk-thru design embellished with cheery wood planks for an added decorative feature. The door panel is designed to open both ways and closes automatically.
It has a small pet door located at the lower part of the door panel. This small opening measures 6.75-inch wide and 10.25 inches tall. This barrier is ideal for small and medium pets.This structure is 32 inches in height to prevent cats and dogs from leaping over.
The width is adjustable and covers doorways from 37.5 inches to 40 inches wide. The vertical bars are 2–inch apart.
Installation is pressure mount technique with four tension knobs that are individually adjustable. Pressure pads are also included that protect door jambs and walls from scuffs and scratches.
Easy to install and to transport. The whole barrier weighs only 12 pounds while its compact design measures 37.5 by 1 by 32 inches.
This Richell one-touch gate is designed for narrow openings and doorways. It is ideal for doors and openings ranging from 28.3 to 35.8 inches wide. Its height is 30.5-inch.
It has a 16.25-inches-wide walkthru door which opens in either direction, allowing free movement from one area to another. It comes with a one-touch handle which allows for easy opening and closing of the door with one hand. When opened, the walkthru stays open at 90 degrees.
This structure combines the durability of metal on some of its parts and the warm feel of polished wood as the main structure. The vertical wooden bars are 1.5 inches apart.It is available in a variety of colors.It is easy to use and very durable
It is a tension mount design and comes with four detachable pressure knobs and adjustable tension spindles.
It has a rubber stopper underneath to protect floors from scratches. It is recommended for small to medium dogs weighing 8 to 44 lbs. This gate is lightweight and weighs 12.6 lbs.
Easy accessibility to any area fitted with a barrier is an important factor that has to be taken into consideration every time you want to purchase a safety gate to contain your lovely pet.
Richell Deluxe Pet Gate is a very sturdy gate and it is built with a very high quality wood. The side panels are well built and provide a wider base to prevent the gate from tipping over.
The gate’s design allows it to fold easily. It also have rubber feet to protect the flooring. The manufacturer offers and amazing adjustable width from 39 to 71 inches.
Freestanding gates as this one is not really suitable for big dogs. As big dogs can push or jump over the panels easily.
North States Portable Pet Gate is an excellent portable gate. The gate is made out of high quality plastic with beautiful design.
The gate is sturdy and comes with rubber bumpers to protect the surroundings. It can fit gaps as big as 40 inch wide.
The gate’s lock is durable and of high quality. It ensures that it can keep in even the most active of the dogs. For some owners, the lock is a bit too tight and can be difficult to open at times.
This gate has a solid curved handle which allows a firm grip. The grip makes disassembling the gate easy. Though, some owners prefer to have the screws to be more effective in stabilizing the gate.
Lil’ Tuffy Expandable Gate is extra wide and can expand to 22-38 inches wide. The height of the gate is 18 inches.
It has a pressure mount design which is easy to setup and is gentle on the walls. It is adjustable and can be quickly removed for easy storage.
It comes with a safety-lock and all steel design which adds to its durability and ease of use.The spacing between the gate could have been less so as to not allow any dogs and cats getting their paws stuck between the gaps.
Types of Dog Gates
There are several types of Dog gates available that can be used indoors and outdoors.
Adjustable tension gate
Adjustable tension gates are attached between two fixed points.
Those points can be between sides of a staircase and a wall or two walls. The main attachment points require two to four screws and some protective covering for the screws.
The screws will hold the stand firmly in place and protective covering will protect your walls from damage and marks. These gates are able to withstand the weight and wear and tear from large breed of dogs (provided your dog doesn’t get into ‘The Hulk’ mode and does a hulk smash!). A little bit of dog training will definitely help here!
Freestanding Dog Gate
The freestanding dog gate is easy to move and it stands up by itself without any support. There aren’t any connections to any walls or fences. These gates are designed in a manner that allows them to stand sturdily and are generally made out of heavy materials. Thus making it harder for your dog to topple them.
They are most effective with smaller sized dogs and puppies. They might not be suitable for larger dogs (You don’t want one of them to fall over on to your foot! Ouch!).
Hinged & Foldable dog gates
These are designed to take up less space as compared to the other models. Hinged gates consist of multiple hinges on each panel in the gate, that allows the panes to be folded in a stack-able form.
This is especially useful when you have some new or unexpected visitors at home , so that you can set it up quickly.
Generally the hinged gates are not the strongest of the gates and can be pushed over quite easily by bigger dogs. They are more suited for small breed and relatively well behaved dogs.
Walk-through Dog Gates
Walkthrough Gates are the most commonly used gates. They are generally attached to doors or walls, Gate can be easily opened for you to walk through it.
The gate comprises of some adjustable screws and comes with a protective rubber coating on the screws. The rubber coating prevents the wall from being damaged in the screws hold the gate in place between the walls.
Most of the walkthrough Gates can be permanently attached with Hinges and screws to the walls. Such gates generally have a button, a latch to unhook, and open the gate.
These gates are generally very sturdy. However, they create a small tripping hazard as they have a supporting frame along the floor. This can be overcome easily with some basic training for your dog.
Wall-mounted gates can be attached to one or both sides of the wall. Some designs have permanently fixed hinges with removable or fold-able panels. This allows us to connect the gate fairly quickly and easily.
These gates consist of removable parts and can be easily stored. Some designs allows us to fold up the gates and push the sections to a side.
The main issue with such gates is that they are fixed permanently which can be inconvenient. Since, they are attached to the wall they cannot be removed easily.
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Primetime Petz Gate
15 Inch walk-through door Locking Mechanism 2 Way swing door 360 Degree Hinges for easy storage