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Old 01-30-2016, 09:32 AM
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Need suggestions for 'baby gate' that cant be climbed

We have an 11 week old Jagdterrier named Unna. This breed is a little different. She's maturing very quickly and is a stick of dynamite. She has presented some challenges I've never encountered before. Biggest problem is barriers. She hates being contained, and can climb the traditional-style baby gate. Unfortunately when she gets to the top she tumbles head over heels and already gave us a scare when we found her limping around on opposite side of the gate that she was supposed to be on. Visit to e-vet and xray, no damage done thank god. We have tried free-standing gates. Nope, she just charges into them full steam and knocks them over. This is a 10 lb 11 week old puppy!! lol. I need a gate that can be locked in place but will not be able to clmb or chew it up. Suggestions? Thanks! She even tried to body slam the front door to see if it would fall down! I need one that can be locked in place while sitting flush to the floor, as a small gap underneath encourages her to try digging under it. Can't do that with most styles cause of the baseboards.

she also chews on her crate bars like crazy and the paint is starting to come off, can this harm her? do they have stainless steel crates anywhere? preferably with a lock? I seriously doubt the standard crate is going to contain this dog much longer she is very smart and determined to escape.

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We have an 11 week old Jagdterrier named Unna. This breed is a little different. She's maturing very quickly and is a stick of dynamite. She has presented some challenges I've never encountered before. Biggest problem is barriers. She hates being contained, and can climb the traditional-style baby gate. Unfortunately when she gets to the top she tumbles head over heels and already gave us a scare when we found her limping around on opposite side of the gate that she was supposed to be on. Visit to e-vet and xray, no damage done thank god. We have tried free-standing gates. Nope, she just charges into them full steam and knocks them over. This is a 10 lb 11 week old puppy!! lol. I need a gate that can be locked in place but will not be able to clmb or chew it up. Suggestions? Thanks!
My friend has an autistic child, and hasn't found any non-climbable baby gate. What I had a friend do was to put buy a screen door like this Superior Products Corp® Dogwood 30in Wood Screen Door (3950NA2668) - Doors & Door Hardware Kits - Ace Hardware between rooms. You could use hardware cloth or a piece of thin plywood on the bottom portion to stop your little climber.
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It may be hard to find one to buy, but if you were okay with one that wasn't mobile you could make one pretty easily using wood, hinges to attach it to a door way, and some kind of sliding lock.

If you do a google image search of "wooden baby gate" all kinds of options come up and they don't look terribly hard to make. In her case, I'd go for something tall and as smooth as possible so she didn't have any footholds.
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I got a baby gate with a door when I got my dane puppy. It has horizontal bars instead of the lattice type so your puppy shouldn't be able to get a grip. I think they make taller ones too if needed. It has 'feet' type things to adjust the wall tension. I also made a gate for my ferrets out of coroplast. It has a lip on the bottom to keep them from pushing under it and the top I cut one side to make a lip that collapses if they jump and try to grab the top. You could nail or screw it to the wall by making flaps on the sides. Mine is cut to fit into the door on one side and longer on the other so I use heavy trash can to keep it in place on the other. I know it sounds confusing but it was really simple to make and only took a few minutes really. Maybe ten or fifteen at the most.
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Hmm ok thanks I think I will try making one. Gonna google coroplast I've never heard of it. She will chew wood and I'm actively trying to discourage that! She already got a baseboard :s. How about PVC pipes?
I had ferrets many years ago...this pup is like a ferret...if she can't go through it, or over it, next option is burrow under it!
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The ferrets are the worst. If they ever find a way through, over or under they never give up. And then if they are on the other side they want back in. Coroplast is used to make signs, I by it in big sheets, 4 x 8 ft. Call around at sign stores, independent ones will normally work with you. I use it mostly for making cages for my guinea pigs, they are called C & C cages. But it's useful so a bunch of things.
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