What follows is a list of the best dog gates for wide openings, replete with details pertaining to each gate. The dog gates are mostly similar in their function but different with regards to specifics such as size and flexibility.
Primetime Petz 360 Configurable Gate
We love the combination of three details:
stylish walnut finish, easy storage (the gate
folds down within seconds), and the ability to configure the gate in many directions.
The advantage of a dog gate and things to consider
The advantage to using a dog gate is that you can effectively keep your dog away from a certain area, even without you being there. The dog gate can also assist in keeping pets away from small children or in a specific area of the house.
When shopping for a dog gate, you need to consider the size of the gate as it relates to the size of your dog. For instance, if you own a particularly small dog, you should not purchase a gate that has a significant amount of space between its bars through which your small dog might escape! On the other hand, if you own a tall dog, you need to purchase a gate that is tall enough for the task.
Other details to consider are the size and flexibility of the gate as it relates to your home and the specific opening that you have in mind for the gate.
It is pertinent to measure the opening you plan to insert the gate into and cross-reference these measurements with listed measurements of the gate you are considering.
Keep in mind that while certain dog gates do not come with extensions or extra panels, these are often available as a separate purchase. Some gates are more flexible than others, depending on the type of hinge employed; this is another detail to take into consideration.
For all the details on the best dog gates for wide openings, keep reading.
Summer Infant Metal Expansion Gate
This gate comes with 4 extensions for use between extra wide openings. The gate is 30 inches tall and fits between openings ranging from 44 inches to 72 inches. The product’s most thoughtful feature is its soft scratch guard covering the bottom rail, which prevents the gate from scratching wood floors.
The gate features a simple, one-handed walk through door that makes passing through the gate easy for dog owners. The door swings in either direction. The finish style—bronze—complements contemporary homes.
A note to customers with small dogs—the space between the bars of the gate reaches 2.75 inches in certain locations, which is wide enough for smaller pets such as small cats to sneak through. Therefore, this gate is not appropriate for very small dogs.
Installing the gate to meet its standard height or its expanded height is no different. When measuring the opening for your gate, if the space between the wall and the edge of the gate exceeds 3 inches, an extension is needed. Openings less than 52 inches require only the first two extensions.
Primetime Petz 360 Configurable Gate
The Primetime Petz 360 Configurable Gate features four panels that span a maximum of 72 inches across. Customers can supplement the gate’s width by purchasing further extensions. The chew-resistant wooden panels are styled with an elegant, furniture-esque walnut finish. The door of the gate opens both ways and is secured with a spring-loaded bolt.
The gate is lightweight and folds down within seconds for easy storage. The gate is 30 inches tall and can be configured into a wide variety of shapes because the hinges bend both ways.
Arf Pets Free Standing Wood Dog Gate
The interconnecting gates of the Arf Pets Free Standing Wood Dog Gate can link together to form a gate or an enclosed pen. The panels are made from sturdy wood that can be cleaned with a mild detergent. The gate comes replete with stabilizing support feet that make the gate sturdier for when dogs try to knock it down.
The gate is 31.5 inches tall and expands to a maximum width of 80 inches. Further extensions are available for purchase. The stands alone may not limit larger dogs, and therefore owners of larger dogs may need to attach the gate to walls, which requires tools not included.
Supergate Deluxe Décor Gate
The Supergate Deluxe Décor Gate is 30 inches tall and fits openings between 38.3 inches and 72 inches wide. The gate is made from heavy-duty metal and finished with matte bronze. There is a childproof safety latch on both ends. The gate can be mounted straight across in an angled fashion using the pivoting gate panels.
The gate features a one-handed door that is 25.5 inches wide. There is also a stay-open feature that keeps the gate fully opened when appropriate. A 6-bar extension that adds 15 inches to the width of the gate is sold separately.
The gate comes preassembled with mounting hardware included such as two upper wall mounts, two lower wall mounts, a will fitting template, and ten screws. An instruction manual is also included.
Supergate X Wide Swing Wood Gate
The Supergate X Wide Swing Wood Gate is 27 inches tall and fits between openings that measure from 60 inches to 103 inches. The gate features hardware mounts and 4-point steel hardware for mounting. Simply unlock the latches for easy storage. The gate is made from non-toxic natural wood and swings open both ways.
When shopping for your dog gate, you need to take into consideration size, sturdiness, flexibility, and assembly.
For instance, if you yourself are not a capable handyperson or do not have a handyperson at your assistance, you may not want to purchase a gate that requires significant assembly. Moreover, you should certainly take into account the space that you plan on fitting the gate to with regards to the shape and size of the gate.
Read reviews online of the gate you have your eye on in the event that certain customers have collectively located a flaw in the product or some other fine detail.
With a good amount of research and an attention to measurements, you will have no problem finding and purchasing the perfectly appropriate dog gate for your home!
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