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Hi everyone, I'd like any recommendations from people who have purchased large baby/pet gates to section off a room. I want to section off about 10 feet of my basement with a gate so that my dog can go down there but not get to the back where the kitty's litterbox is....although I find it revolting, he thinks what's in it sure is yummy!

Anybody have any that they've tried that have been successful? I've done some research on the Internet, but wanted some assistance before I pluck down my hard-earned money.

Thanks,Janice
 

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I don't have any ideas about the gates but I agree on you about the yuckiness of dogs eating contents of kitty litter trays. The litter tray had to be removed from the laundry on the day I caught Merlin eating the contents in there, and Bazel trying to bury a treat in there. Oh they can be so revolting sometimes. I nearly threw up after that.
 

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We use a portable metal pen. It's 2 feet tall and has 8 panels that can be shaped anyway you'd like. I think it's 8 sq. feet and has a little door. If opened up so not enclosed it would be 16 feet long.

We bought ours on craigslist for $20. I think you can it new at Petsmart for $50ish.
 

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They make gates for wide areas like that. Some are very nice (also expensive though). I've seen them on both the Pet Edge and Drs. Foster & Smith website.
 

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Originally Posted By: Brien & Bodie
We use a portable metal pen. It's 2 feet tall and has 8 panels that can be shaped anyway you'd like. I think it's 8 sq. feet and has a little door. If opened up so not enclosed it would be 16 feet long.

We bought ours on craigslist for $20. I think you can it new at Petsmart for $50ish.
We do the exact same thing to close the kitchen off from the livingroom and hallway. That way the dogs can have the kitchen and have access to their doggy door that leads to the backyard, but they can't get in the livingroom by the daycare kids unless I want them to. Our pet enclosure was purchased at Petco and I don't remember the price, but ours is 4 feet high and we only use about 4 of the panels between the rooms. We square off an area in the kitchen for the whelping box when we have pups though too. And we lay the panels on their sides, tie them together and make small outdoor play areas for the pups as well. They don't need 4 feet-2 is sufficient. We also take the enclosures (we have 2) when we go camping to make a yard for the dogs as well. Obviously it is easy to find uses for these enclosures. They are so easily separated and re-assembled in any size or shape you want also. You unscrew one bolt, pull out the rod and you only use what you need. Hope that helps.
 

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Janice, Try Home Depot, Lowe's, or your local home center. I've gotten lots of creative inspiration for different projects by walking the aisles...:). The foldable enclosure sounds like a great idea, also.
 

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we have use a baby gate for family room. Seperates the kitchen and the family room. What my dad did was he actually screwed it on to the doorway so that it swings out and is permanent, it actually works well since he figured out how to undo it before now he'd need to figure out how to unclip it from t he door to make it swing out. We got ours at babys-r-us for 20 dollars.
 

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Thanks for the ideas. I want to section off between two walls of the basement and not just a doorway. The way our basement is built, there are angles that don't match up to the other side, so we have to go from one side of a wall to another, about ten feet.
 

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WE have this one:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2266978

Our living room/dining room is one open space. We used this to gate the living room to keep an eye on them during the day for house training purposes.

It now is in a U shape sectioning off a pen in the from entrance. They have their crates in there, a bowl of water and some toys. They get some room to walk around and play while we are at work. And they have a retreat when my 2 year old niece comes to visit.
 

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Hmmm...well MY beagle would laugh hysterically at those gates.
She is a small beagle - 11 at the withers, but can climb AND jump. My chain link fence is a walk in the park for her. When I was researching gates, my priorities were HEIGHT and something she couldn't climb. I found one, kind of pricey but fit the bill. Click here It ended up that I decided not to gate off that room, but thought I'd post another option.
 

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Don't you get the feeling that if there were a MENSA club for dogs the most of the members would be Beagles!
 
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