How do you Block a Dog From Stairs?
Dogs are beautifully loyal creatures and if you are lucky enough to have one as a pet, you are going to want to keep them as safe as possible. It’s no secret that a puppy loves to follow wherever you go in the home – they are a little bit like a toddler! You can’t even go to the bathroom on your own! But the danger comes when they try to chase you up the stairs and don’t quite get their footing right.
We take a look at how you can block your dog from the stairs and keep them safe at all times.
Why do you need a dog gate for stairs?
It’s something you might not have thought about before you chose to get a pet, but there are plenty of hazards inside your home to guard them from. Whether it’s the stairs they love to bound up and down, certain furniture that could topple if they jump on top, or things you want to protect (like that couch you would prefer didn’t get torn to shreds), a retractable dog gate is the perfect solution. It is both stylish and practical, so your home can still keep its charming look while protecting your much-loved pet.
Dogs love to test limits and have very little idea about boundaries, which is where these dog gates for stairs come in handy. They are perfectly safe for your adorable pet, with a scratch-resistant mesh that keeps it nice and sturdy. Unlike other pet gates on the market, there are no metal bars for little paws to get stuck in, or even heads! But what gate should you choose?
What to look for in a pet gate?
When it comes to shopping for the perfect pet gate for your fluffy bundle, you want to find something that is both functional and durable enough to withstand your pet. Here are some of the key features to look out for:
- Material strength: Little paws often have sharp nails and you don’t want your puppy to be able to claw through the gate. Perma Child Safety Retractable Gates are made of a strong, anti-scratch mesh that is the perfect match for you furry friend.
- Quality: You also don’t want to be replacing your dog gate time and time again. It is important to find a quality product that comes with a warranty. This means the brand stands behind the product they are selling and can be trusted. All products purchased from us are guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship and parts for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase. Any defects that occur in this period, will be replaced or refunded.
- Size: Of course dogs come in all shapes and sizes, which means you need a gate that can match them. Perma Child Safety have created an Extra Tall Retractable Gate for those cheeky dogs who have a tendency to jump. This will stop them in their tracks and make sure they stay safe and sound.
Can baby gates be used for dogs?
It may seem like an odd way to use a baby gate, when in fact, baby gates are perfect for dogs as well. Perma Child Safety Retractable Gates are nice and sturdy with a hardware mounted design. This means they are mounted into the wall, and aren’t going to slip out or fall down, putting your pooch at risk.
The gates are designed for babies from about 6 to 12 months and for medium-sized dogs up to 40 pounds. Baby gates work really well as pet gates, and we explore this in more detail on one of the other posts. Head on over to check it out.
If you are after the best dog gate, then you can’t go past our retractable mesh gates. They tick all the boxes when it comes to keeping your furry friend safe, and will fit in seamlessly in your home, without standing out.
You can head up to your room for bed at night and know your dog is sleeping safely downstairs and not playing anywhere they shouldn’t be. It’s the perfect peace of mind when you own a pet.