Hi, I have a question about gates and was hoping you all had some good advice. Not sure when we will need them as the puppy will have an ex-pen for the time being, but at some point, when he can come out and play somewhere, how do I figure out what to do about gates? How many do I really need?
Our house is a crazy contemporary and on the main level, I have 6 doorways without doors and two sets of stairs. Do I need gates for all of these doors?? If I am in the kitchen for example, there are 3 doorways. The dining room also has 3, although I don't expect him to be in there, I'd like to block it off with him on the other side. Is there some other option that I am not thinking of?
We have a retractable gate on one set of stairs outside my 9-year-old daughter's room left from when she was little that my husband insists on using still. There is a 4-5" gap where the molding is so I imagine the puppy would slip right through that as my daughter does when she is the first to wake up on the weekends!
We have 5 staircases without doors or gates as well. Do I need to gate all of those?? This sounds crazy!
At what point do I not need gates at all? Assuming he will always have an ex-pen or similar area for when we are all out of the house. How do you pick and choose what to gate off? I guess I could get the pressure mount gates and then move them from room to room, but that seems like it would be more of a hassle. Any advice would be welcome!
My youngest was 3 when we moved here so we never gated anything except the one staircase outside her room. Thanks!