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Wooden Pet Gates Expand, Move, Step Over, Have Extensions Available and and Contain Most Small Pets

by Barbara 26. September 2010 12:34

Question about the Wooden Pet Gate, Step-Over, 20"Tall Walnut Finish.

Q: "I am looking for an expandable pet gate for small dogs that I can move from area to area of my house. Some areas that will need spanned are larger. Will this gate meet my needs? How large can I make it? Is is hard to move? I have two Chihuahuas. They are not jumpers What are the options? Thanks. Sheila.

Answer: This is a quality wooden gate made for Cardinal Gates for small dogs, small puppies and non-jumping dogs. The small dog gate is 20 inches tall, 1 inch thick and has bar spacings of 2.25 inches. The gate fits openings from 28 inches to 51.75 inches. Each gate extension adds 22.25 inches of width to the Step Over Gate. Each extension comes with one 'foot' piece. Each foot fits securely over the gate and has rubber feet to avoid harming floors. Add as many extensions as you like for a very long gate. The pet gate is easily moved. The basic gate expands and weighs about 6 lbs. Each extension weighs just under 5 pounds.

The gate and extensions come in several colors. All gates and extensions and foot pieces are made of hard wood.

Your choices are:

Do remember this is a free-standing gate with wide feet pieces. This is NOT a child safety gate or a gate for small jumping dogs. For example, a Boston Terrier coudl easily jump this gate as well as one that is 4 feet tall if he or she had a running start or desire.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Use Pet-2-Ring Dog Door Bell or Pet Chime for Housebreaking Puppies and Dogs

by Barbara 6. March 2009 11:39

Question about the Pet-2-Ring Dog Door Bell and the Pet Chime by Lentek-Koolatron.

Q: "I have a quiet dog, virtually a non-barker. I need to know when she has to go outside to potty. Where can I find a dog doorbell that uses batteries? I don't want bells hanging from the ceiling or from the door knob like the bells on Santa's sleigh/" Thanks. Joe.

Answer: We currently sell two different dog door bells. The Pet Chime by Lentek-Koolatron has two parts, the paw transmitter and the receiver. The Pet-2-Ring Dog Door Bell has a platform lever that pushes a round door bell knob. The Pet-2-Ring lever takes only a light touch anywhere on the large 7 inch by 6 inch panel to cause the door chime to sound.

The Pet-2-Ring is a new product, Made in USA. The weatherproof plastic base dog doorbell receiver and transmitter can sit as a single unit on the floor near a door to your yard. Wall mount the unit if you wish,hardware included). The receiver is small and can be placed on a table, window sill, shelf, etc. The advantages of the Pet-2-Ring unit include the large platform, the sensitivity (only a gentle touch is needed to activate the chime) and the 100 ft range. Because the unit uses C batteries, transmitter battery life is typically a year or more.. The receiver unit  includes a replaceable lithum battery that can last 2 years or more. Purchase two units if you want one inside your home and one outside. The advantage is that you can now place each receiver 100 ft from the door. This means you can have one upstairs and one downstairs or at each end of a larger home.  Pet2-Ring dog door bells can also be used for outdoor/indoor cats. Many service dogs for those with brittle diabetes are trained to use the Pet-2-Ring rather than to bark when glycemic levels change.

We've sold the Pet Chime for many years.  The receiver generates either a door chime sound or a barking dog sound. Frankly, I never advise the barking dog sound as it could encourage a dog to bark in return.  Extra paws are available: you can use the same receiver for 1 or more paws. The chime is the same so you may get some exercise if you have more than one door into your fenced back yard. The Paw requires more pressure than the Pet-2-Ring to transmit to the receiver. Also the Pet Chime is less waterproof due to the open space around the paw. The Pet Paw uses one 9 volt battery: the receiver chime uses 3 AAA batteries. Unless you put the Paw in a waterproof bag, the Paw may fail if exposed to rain or snow.. The Paw activates a chime placed at 30 to 100 ft away.  This is Made in China.

Thanks for your question. Enjoy your dog.

Sincerely, Barbara