Friday, September 23, 2016

Pooches vs Stairs Part III

A has requested that we put up more gates around the house to keep Mr. B from going up and down the stairs all the time. I was hesitant of installing any more gates, not because of the time required to install the gates or that they would clash with our decor, but that it really meant that Mr. B was too old for our stairs. We already had one gate built and installed that led to our basement, where we have the most pee-able lawn aka carpeting for Miss M.
For the rest of the house, we wanted something more discrete and out of the way, so we purchased retractable screen gates and installed them on all of our landings, except for the landing in the basement where we kept the white gate.
They are a nice deterrent and they hold up well, except Miss M was able to pull one of the mounts from the wall when she jumped on the gate. To prevent that from happening again, I screwed in all the mounts into our wall studs and used longer screws than the ones provided.
Since we are always running up and down the stairs because of Baby K, it is nice to know that we can keep Mr. B and Miss M from following us up and down the stairs.
As an added bonus, the gate upstairs actually prevents Miss M from going downstairs in the middle of the night for a potty break in our living room. Miss M can now go the entire night without any accidents in the house.

6 comments:

Nancy Cook said...

What is the brand name of the gates? These would be perfect for us!

LK said...

Do you have any suggestions on a sturdier gate to use for a active 50 lb pooch? My pup isn't happy in a kennel when left home alone. So I'm trying to find a gate for a room doorway or even a large dog playpen that she could spend time in while I'm at work. Most options seem like something she would easily knock over. Thanks for any ideas!

SJ said...

I use the tall metal gates we bought I believe at Target in the baby section when my daughter was born to give her some space from the mastiffs. She is 7 and I still put them up sometimes when I want to order block off a room from them (pee lawn issues!). Get a tall one with a handle you can open. I googled baby gate and the easy step high guard gate looks closest to what I have.

Baltimore Purrs and Wags said...

Miss M has the most liquid, expressive eyes. And that pout!

It's so nice to see your posts, and I'm glad all is well.

Natalie Murphy said...

I am also wondering what brand the screened gates are. Looking for something like that for my pooches. Thanks!

Melinda Strain said...

Been looking to get new guard gates for my stairs, these look great! Hopefully they can withstand my two Goldendoodles:)
Kim

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