We have two five-month old German Shepherd "puppies" and needed to contain them from time to time so they weren't roaming the house getting into anything dangerous. The entryway to the kitchen/dining room was 66", so we bought this Carlson Maxi Gate and also purchased the 24" extension. With the extension, the length was perfect and we attached it to the walls. We used longer bolts as the ones that came with it were kind of short and this gate would have some heavy traffic coming in and out of it.
The little pet door is very cute and solved our cat problem, so now they can get in and out of the kitchen without having to manage a colossal jump. However, surprisingly, the door is big enough to allow our "puppies" who are the approximate size of your average Collie, to squeeze through. We solved this by tying some string this way and that to make the little door only open half way, just so the cats can go in but not big enough for the dogs to squeeze through. This will work until they're bigger and then of course we can take the string off.
The walk-through gate itself is very easy to use. My only issue with it is that you have to pull up on the lever to open, whereas it would be easier to press down, but the design doesn't allow for that. Regardless, it's very easy for anyone to use, and this was one of my initial concerns before buying it because it was going to be used pretty heavily and I didn't want a struggle every time.
Works great, and is much less expensive than many of the other gates I've seen.
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