Pet & Dog Gates
Pet & Dog GatesWe have a fantastic range of pet and dog gates available at Safetots, all of which can be used both indoors and outdoors depending on your requirements. These pet gates are suitable for use in door frames and staircases to help prevent your dog or pet from entering certain areas of the home. Read More
Dog and pet gates will allow you to set boundaries wherever necessary, whether it is to keep pets out of places in the home, such as upstairs, or to keep children and animals separate.
A puppy gate can be a great way of training a new pup and can also be used for older dogs if there are parts of the house they are simply not allowed to enter. They can also be useful if you have children who may be a little nervous of dogs or could potentially be injured by a large animal.
Pet gates are also a solution if you have multiple animals in the home that need to be kept separate. We also stock stair gates with cat flaps to allow your feline friends to roam free inside and outside, while keeping your pet dog safely indoors.
Dog gates are useful when training a puppy as they help to teach young pups boundaries and dominance. They also prevent teething puppies from getting near any furniture or anything else you do not want to be chewed!
Dog and puppy gates are easy to set up and are available with both pressure fit fixings and screw fitted fixings, depending on your requirements. They are easy to set up and provide a strong, sturdy barrier in all areas of your home. Safetots pet gates are available in a range of colours and materials from several reputable brands including Bettacare and Safetots’ own range of pet and dog gates.
If you need to extend your dog stair gate to a larger width of door frame or staircase, pet gate extensions are available from Safetots.
Depending on the size of your dog, you may need a large pet gate. Safetots pet gates come in a range of sizes including extra tall pet gates, which help prevent your pet from jumping over the barrier. There is also a range of Safetots pet pens if you wish to keep your pet confined to one area.
Our stair gates for dogs are designed to fit in any space. Pressure fit pet gates can be transported and placed in other areas of the home, however, if you wish to move a screw fit pet gate, it will require some holes drilling into a wall. Meanwhile, our retractable stair gates can be rolled back fully when not in use, rendering them almost ‘invisible’.
- What are the best dog gates for stairs?
- What are the best dog gates for doors?
- What is the tallest pet gate available?
- Why use a pet gate?
- How to install a pet gate
- Are pet gates safe for babies?
What are the best dog gates for stairs?
Pet gates and extra tall pet gates are a popular choice for homes with pets. The installation of a pet gate enables families to keep their dog in a contained area and prevents them from entering areas of the house where children may play.
A pressure fitted dog gate and a screw fitted dog gate are both suitable options for the bottom of the stairs. However, a pressure fit dog gate is not generally recommended for the top of the stairs. This is because these no-screw pet gates are installed using pressure only and if the pressure releases at any point, the gate will become loose and may well become a hazard.
Pressure fit pet gates also feature a trip bar which is perfectly acceptable if installed at the bottom of stairs but could become an additional hazard if fitted at the top.
Pressure fit dog gates benefit from leaving no permanent damage to your home and many households prefer to fit pressure fit pet gates to the stairs. Should it be necessary to install a pressure fit pet gate to the top of the stairs then installing an extra tall pet gate to the second stair, directly below the top stair, is recommended to ensure the trip bar is pushed back into the step, as opposed to being a raised and exposed bar on the top stair.
Dog gates, pet gates, and puppy gates are available in various heights. For larger pets, an extra tall pet gate with a height of 105cm may be more suited to the stairs. For smaller pets, a standard size pet gate of 75cm will be adequate. Looking for a particular size? Simply use the filters at the side of the page to find your ideal sized pet gate.
What are the best dog gates for doors?
Consider the following options when choosing the best dog gate, pet gate, or puppy gate for your home. Dog gates, pet gates, and puppy gates can be pressure fitted or screw fitted, metal or wood, and feature an auto-close mechanism or a self-close mechanism. Dog gates can be installed in any doorway in the home and pressure fitted gates and screw fitted gates are both suitable, safe options for doors.
Pressure fit dog gates are installed using pressure and leave no lasting damage to your home. Screw fitted dog gates are installed using screws and create a more permanent room divide.
Extra tall dog gates are advised for doorways of families with larger pets. With a height of 105cm, the extra height provides extra safety and security when used as a divide between large pets and young children.
We offer stylish wooden dog gates, as well as mesh and metal versions. Should your dog like to chew, a metal dog gate will provide the extra strength and resistance that a wooden dog gate may not.
Pet gates and dog gates are versatile, and you can add a dog gate extension to a standard gate to create a much wider room divide. Dog gate extensions enable you to create a suitable room divide for doorways large and small.
What is the tallest pet gate available?
Pet gates range from 75cm to 105cm in height, which is a little taller than a standard baby gate. An extra tall pet gate is 105cm and is considered the safest dog gate option for families looking to create a safe room divide between large pets and young children. A screw fitted extra tall gate is advised for families with large, strong dogs. Screw fitted gates are strong and durable and can safely sustain the strength of larger animals.
Why use a pet gate?
Pet gates are designed to keep pets and children safe in the home and away from potentially dangerous and harmful areas. Once installed, dog gates, pet gates, and puppy gates create an instant divide between two areas of the home. Pet gates enable you to contain a pet in a designated area, preventing them from entering other parts of the home you wish to keep free from pets, such as upstairs. They enable you to create zones where you are happy for your pet to enter and where you are not.
Dog gates enable you to keep children and pets apart, so you can go about your day with the confidence your child is safe while they play. A dog gate can be installed in any doorway in the home, upstairs and downstairs. These gates can also be used inside and outdoors. Pet gates are the safest room divide for families with young children looking to create a pet-free area for their child to play in, and they prevent dogs from entering bedrooms and playrooms as well as other rooms in the home.
Pet gates enable you to keep your pet safe and secure. A dog gate fitted to the kitchen entrance, for example, enables you to cook safely in the kitchen without potentially tripping over your pet while you go about preparing family meals.
How to install a pet gate
How to install a pressure fit pet gate:
As with standard pressure fit stair gates, a pressure fit dog gate is not installed using tools or drilling and screwing techniques but by applying pressure to the four main pressure points. To fit a pressure fit pet gate, simply place the stair gate in the space you wish to fill then tighten the bottom two spindles followed by the top two spindles. The gap between the wall and stair gate will then gradually close.
A gap is initially required at the top of your pressure fit dog gate to enable pressure to be applied to all four spindles. Should a gap still appear at the top of your dog gate it is important to keep tightening the spindles. If a gap is still present once maximum tension is applied, then a pet gate extension may be necessary.
Once your pressure fit dog gate has all four spindles tightened correctly in place, a locking latch can then be fixed under the lip of the framework and the gate will close. To operate your pressure fit dog gate efficiently, simply pull the latch back and lift the gate out of its cradle to enable the pet gate to open.
Brands such as BabyDan also include the added feature of a safety indicator across all their pressure fit dog gates. This indicator shows if the dog gate has been mounted correctly and provides an extra safety measure and reassurance that the pressure fit dog gate has been installed successfully. Some pressure fit pet gates come with wall cups which cover the four main pressure points, making it easier to apply additional pressure.
How to install a screw fitted pet gate
It is important to fix any screw fitted pet gate or screw fit stair gate to a straight wall. Place your dog or pet gate into the space intended for use, once you are happy with the position of your dog gate and no more adjustments are required you can then fix the wall-mounted brackets supplied in place, in line with your gate. The pet gate can then be lifted and lowered into the wall hinges, allowing the pet gate to swing on its hinges.
To unlock the pet gate, simply push down on the tab and lift the gate out of the catches, this will enable you to open your pet gate. Full instructions are supplied with all screw fitted pet gates, dog gates, and puppy gates. If you lose any fittings or require any extras, we have a wide selection of pet gate accessories that may have just what you need.
Are pet gates safe for babies?
Here at Safetots, all of our stair gates comply with the current British and European safety standards, making our pet gates safe around children of all ages, including babies. If a pet gate or dog gate is installed correctly following the instructions provided and placed in suitable, recommended locations, then it is safe for your child to be in contact with the gate. A pressure fit pet gate, for example, is safe ultimately when installed with the necessary pressure applied. Should the gate lose the pressure, then it may become loose and be deemed unsafe. In this case, it is advised that frequent checks are made in the home to ensure your pet gate retains the pressure at all times. Screw fitted pet gates are safe for babies and young children throughout the home and are the recommended option for the top of stairs.
Here at Safetots, we’re experts in child safety products, and you can be confident that all of our items will meet your needs. Our helpful team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. So, shop our pet gates for stairs and doors and be sure to contact us if you need help finding the right solution.