The main purpose of a pet gate is to control your pet's access to and around your home. While they are used in a variety of situations both inside and outside the home, one thing not often considered is how tall these gates should be. Many people buy a generic brand on the market and accept the standard height that is widely sold, without considering other sizing options. Let us explore how tall a retractable dog gate should be, so you can find the right fit for your family.
Do I Need an Extra Tall Gate?
Every dog is different, so the type of gate you will need will depend on your on the size of your furry friend. For some, an extra tall gate is very necessary. Dogs love to jump, and some will try and get over a small gate. Knowing the temperament of your pet will help you decide what type of gate you need. Ideally, you want to find something that will be suited for your dog as it grows, so you don’t have to replace them down the track. Therefore, it might be worth looking into an extra tall baby gate.
Where to use an Extra Tall Baby Gate?
Dog gates have many uses around your home, both indoors and outdoors. They can be used at the top and bottom of stairs to keep your pet safe from harm or running up the stairs. They can be used outdoors to stop your pet from escaping or to prevent them from climbing onto the deck or balcony. You can even use the gates to stop your pet from going into rooms you don’t want them, such as the laundry, bathroom, lounge room and more.
What is the Optimum Height for Dog Gates?
Standard baby gates range from 30 to 36 inches tall. Our Extra Tall Retractable Dog Gate however, is 41 inches tall. Those extra inches will make sure your dog isn’t able to jump over and get into the space you have blocked off.
Many people are turned off by extra tall baby gates, despite their safety advantages, because of taking up extra space and standing out against your existing décor. However, when it comes to keeping your dog where you want them, nothing beats an extra tall retractable dog gate.