“ Brand: Lindam / Animals Equipment Type: Dog Equipment „
About six years ago when I was visiting a friend who had young toddlers I happened to remark that her baby gate at the bottom of the stairs would be a good idea for dogs - I didn't know until she told me, but there was a version designed just for this.
This was a revelation to me - we had been using something we constructed out of a old fire guard and some tie wraps to serve the desired purpose - with not a lot of success I might add.
Our boys are mostly outdoor dogs - they have their kennels and a dog run outside, plus a nice big garden to jump around in. They get into the house in the winter months for a cuddle, or if one is unwell we make up a little bed on the sofa, but other than that they are outdoors all the time. We have a large window door in the sitting room that overlooks the garden, so unless we are very careful opening and closing it we get three over-excited springers bursting in and running round & round, making our room into a doggy version of the "wall of death" circus act!
So as soon as the summer months arrive we get our door open and the Lindam gate out. We spend a lot of time in the garden but still need to nip in and out of the house (for a beer and a pee mostly!). The boys actually get really excited when they see it coming - its much easier to appeal for a biscuit through a couple of bars than a mud & slobber covered glass door!
It's higher than a baby gate - 108 cm, about the height of two spaniels so even the springy-est of springers can't clear it. The gate is white and is made of strong steel. You can attach fittings permanently, but we use the "pressure" way of keeping it secure - you put the gate where you want it then screw out the discs at the top and bottom sides until it is snug and holds in place. The width goes from 75cm to 82cm and can be extended up to 110cm with seperately available extensions.
The opening mechanism is a blue two way handle that you squeeze at either side and lift up and down. This can be done easily with a tray of drinks in one hand and a set of BBQ tongs under one arm, however many visitors seem to approach it like a test from The Krypton Factor, so you might need to supervise some adults using it (kids have no problem as I'm sure anyone with the toddler version will find out once they get a bit crafty!).
At the moment you can get this particular gate from Amazon for £43.16 - there are other brands of varying price and size, but I don't know how sturdy the cheaper ones are. Our Lindam takes constant battering, pawing, chewing, wedging of balls between the bars and anxious efforts to dig them out, but it is really sturdy and takes all kinds of punishment and pushing without budging.
If there was one downside it could be that a little leg lifting might go on around it - but I've never caught them at it and even a suspicious sniffing gets a big loud gulder. Still, it gets a good regular hosing down just to be sure!
Just now it is a permament feature of our house, especially during this great weather we are getting. I would definitely recommend this gate to dog owners, either for external doors or for indoors use to restrict doggy access.
We love it and so do the boys!
Thanks for reading!
This product has made home and away life perfect.
I own three dogs, one pup, one teenager and one old boy. I have a small house which is open plan which then leaves the problem of trying to separate the dogs so that the old boy gets some peace and quiet and the pup is containe. Bring in the Lindam gate. This means all dogs are "together" but the old boy kept away from the pup, it keep them all happy and contented whilst being safe.
The easy of putting these up is brilliant and too me a matter of ten minutes and no tools needed. Just turn the feet on the ends towards the door frames and when it is tight and the gate shut the pressure keeps the gate secure.
So how strong are these gates. I have one gate in the doorway of my kitchen and left my 45kg Rotti and 30 kg Lab the otherside whilst I waked the pup. I mistakidly left a freshly cooked lamb joint on the side of the kitchen which evidently proved too much for the dogs. I returned to find one of the bars pulled off and the gate open (and the lamb joint eaten!). So these are not something to withstand a dog if they really wanted to get through and were strong enough. However if teaching the dogs to respect the gate they will not try anything. I have had not problems since but know that if they really wanted to they would pull one of the bars out. Dogs are also very good at jumping these gates so leaving them alone with these gates is not the best idea as they may harm themselves.
I used one of these gates when visiting my parents for Christmas. I have three dogs and they have three dogs but a small house. This gate meant we could easliy keep the dogs sepaerate but not have alll the doors shut. It also made sure the pup did not chew anything as she could always hear us.
This is great for separation anixety as the dog does not feel like it is shut in a room and can see and smel the rest of the pack. It also makes me feel happier as I can see the dogs with out having them underneath my feet all the time.
Brilliant for holidays too if going to a holiday cottage as you can keep the dog in one room whilst keeping an eye on them and makes staying there easier.
We first bought this when we got our mischievious little puppy; he's only a Welsh Terrier- but I'm sure he's part spring, he actually managed to jump on the oven once, with no help-Thankfully it wasn't on, but it certainly showed us pretty early on that we had our hands full!
That was 13 years ago, and our little puppy (eventually) calmed down and grew into a grumpy old man, spending his days creaking and snoozing around the house. We haven't needed to use gate day-to-day like we did when he was a naughty puppy; but have still used it every now and then, usually when my brother visits as he has a fear of dogs. We'll soon have a little bundle of joy joining the household- so we'll begin to use the gate day-to-day again.
The fact that we're still able to use the gate 13 years later just shows the quality of the product.
The gate attaches to a variety of sizes of wall, halls and other gaps via four adjustable legs- two at the top, and two at the bottom; they are covered in rubber so they won't cause any damage.
At the bottom of the gate, there is a little peg on either side of where the gate opens; this enables you to add a little extra barrier as you can choose which way the gate can be opened- so if your dog has a habit of pushing against the gate to express their distaste, it adds a little extra support.
The gate is secured with a "squeezy" handle (think push-bike brakes), that lifts on and off the gate to allow and disallow access; sometimes I find these are really difficult and stiff to use, but on the Lindam its very easy-and doesn't feel like you're going to snap your hand off in the process of escaping your disgruntled dog.
The only problem I had was that due to its brilliant white colour- it didn't take too long to get scuffs from shoes and paw prints all over it. But thats nothing a little elbow-grease can't handle.
Overall, I would highly recommend this to keep your poochie under control. Its easy to fit, easy to use, and most importantly does what it says on the tin, and keeps your dog safe and secure.
I have always used Lindam baby gates as I have always felt they are the best of baby gates. When we stayed at my Mum's for a couple of months whilst we found a new home we had to purchase a Lindam Easy Fit Dog Control Gate as she has a Border Collie who is a little bit over excitable at times and quite happy to charge up the stairs and wake everyone up at 5am!
We purchased the gate from Argos and it was £29.99 at the time but having had a quick look on their site this morning they don't seem to stock it anymore. The gate is larger than the usual Lindam gates as it is supposed to be able to stop medium and large sized dogs from jumping over. The gate came in a large flat brown box and it had Lindam in blue writing and the words "Dog Control" on it. Inside the box, the gate is already assembled and it is just a case of fixing it where you want it. The gate is pressure mounted meaning you do not need to screw or drill any holes into walls.
The gate is white steel and has 10 diagonal bars which are close together to prevent your dog squeezing through. The gate opens two ways and has a double locking handle which is bright blue in colour and has Lindam on it in white. To open the gate you need to press and lift the handle and then to close it again you simply just push it back into place. You will know when the gate is locked again as you will hear an audiable click. The gate is very tall to prevent dogs jumping over and measures at 107cm. The gate fits openings which measure between 75cm - 84cm though extensions can be purchased directly from Lindam.
We found that the gate really did its job well and prevented Oliver (my Mum's dog) from getting upstairs whilst we were sleeping as well as keeping him out when he was in one of his more excitable moods when he would be likely to bounce at my daughter. The gate is very well made and is very strong. It was easy to fit into place and when we moved it the gate adjusters which held it into place didn't mark the walls or door frames. It done the job so well that we took the control gate from my Mum's house when we moved to prevent our dog from disappearing upstairs in our new home.
Highly recommended - a great product that does exactly as it says on the box.
I believed that my days of having babysafety gates in my home were well and truly over, well at least until the grandchildren came along, but I can't see that being for a while yet.
Since having children, my eldest is now twenty-eight, and living in our third family home, we have had a variety of safety stair gates. Some have been bought and others, owing to strange staircases, have been built by my husband.
On moving to our current property, my children were all of school age and old enough not to need a stair gate...but then we got Joey.
Joey, as many of you will know, is our West Highland White Terrier. I was going to call him a naughty dog but, although he could be better in some ways, in others he's a delight. Well, Joey is now eight years old and by now one would think he would be no trouble, but I prefer to keep him downstairs most of the time, and he is definitely not allowed upstairs unsupervised.
Mostly, Joey is happy to stay downstairs and likes the hallway to sleep in but, at times, he insists on going upstairs. This wouldn't be such a problem ( as long as he's clean) except that if the weather is bad, or he is upset by something, such as seeing suitcases, hearing a strange noise, then he will lift his leg and wet somewhere.
A few years ago hubby had built an opening and closing gate with MDF. This did the job for a long time until it got broken, eventually. At this time Joey didn't have this nasty habit but I had to leave him alone for a few hours sometimes, whilst working. There was never any evidence of the dog trying to get beyond the gate and, often he would still be asleep in the positino I left him in earlier in the day, but I felt happier knowing he was safe downstairs in the hallway, with his bed, food, water and toys, close by.
As we found the need for a gate was only occasional, hubby cut and painted a piece of MDF, shaping an opening slit to provde a handle. This also did the job. Recently Joey discovered, after having this gate for a couple of years, that he ould keep jumping against it and it will dislodge, leaving him free to get up to his tricks after ascending the stairs. Because of this we placed a small table against the wood, the smallest from a nest of tables. This worked for a while, until Joey learnt to knock that down followed by the gate.
I was sitting watching television last week with hubby when I remarked it was quiet (no dog snores or barking) and had he left the dog out in the garden. He replied that no, he hadn't but thought the dog was in the hallway. I looked in the hallway and saw that the wood was stopping (I believed) Joey's journey to the bedrooms but he was no where to be seen. I called him and reluctantly he appeared walking slowly down the stairs and I just knew...yes, he had got into my bedroom and there were splashes on the carpet. Not nice! Sometimes we've found that the wood bounces back to a closed position so we don't straight away realise that Joey has gone upstairs.
I knew then time had come to buy a proper safety gate that Joey would not be able to open. When we first got Joey I had tried to get a safety gate from car boot sales, without luck, so this time, I thought I won't waste any more time but just find a gate and purchase it.
This safety gate is sold from many outlets including Amazon from around twenty pounds upwards.
Up to now, I'm pleased with it. It does the job and fits the space well. All you need to do to fit this gate is to fix the permanent wall cups to the required place and then it fits in under it's own pressure. It feels quite secure, and I mention this as, some years ago we had pressure fit baby gate that would collapse if pushed. This seems, so far better made than that particular gate. It opens two ways but owing to the positioning of our staircase it only fits well by opening away from the stairs, which suits us. The inner section opens making it much more convenient than my first baby gate which one had to step over. The only warning I would give is that the bar at the bottom has to be stepped over which is fine if you're used to it but guests need to be warned.
Size of the gate Minimum 750mm x 765mm x 45mm, Max 810mm x 765mm x 45mm
Pressure fit - permanent fix wall cups included.
2 way opening.
Step over bar.
Fits openings from 75 to 81cm.
Maximum width with extensions 137cm.
Extensions available via Lindam helpline number 0871 702 1000.
I have been shopping today to invest in new stair gates for my house because my children are running wild around me. This was not advertised as a dog gate when I bought it and I found it in the baby section at asda so I hope my children are not seen as dogs :-) .
This is a metal gate that attaches to your door frame by pads that you will extend out to secure it. It opens 2 ways and has a press button lift up catch to open. Mine is white with cream catches which has impressed me greatly due to it matches with my decor.
It says that this is suitable for chidlren upto 24 months, my daughter is now 24 months old and she is not able to open the gate although she is able to shut it and she cant climb over it either unless she is standing on somthing. I have ensured it is secure so even with a good pull it has not come away from the door frame so she will not get hurt.
It also came with screws that you can attach round security peices that the gate rubber pads fit into so that it will not pull off the door frame if you require the extra security.
This also came with an extra plasic catch that fits to the bottom of the gate that you push down over the bottom bar of the gate so that if the top is opened it still will not open unless the bottom catch is pushed up.
This was easy to put together, it came as one gate that had 4 screw that go into the gate with rubber pads on the end so that the woodwork will not get damaged. If you need extra security it can also be screwed into the woodwork for piece of mind. The instructions to fitting this are easy to understand but you can easily work out how to put it together without them. It also explains in the instructions on how to open and close the gate which I will give to family members because they always tend to have trouble with them.
In with the instructions and on the box it tells you that you can buy extentions for the gate if you have wider areas for it to fit into there are 8 to choose from. It is a good idea to measure the area that you need the gate to fit into. These extentions can be purchased from the lindam website www.lindam.com. The maximum width is 138cm which is brilliant in my opinion and I have to invest in another one with extentions for the hallway in my house so the children will not fall down the stairs.
I purchased my gates from asday for £15 which I thought was a good price, and for the people that may struggle to pay for these visit your local surestart if there is one in your area because they will give you 3 vouchers for £8 when you have got young children to get money off safety equipment.
These are a good investment to keep your children safe and good value for money I am sure that these will last me over the 5 years that I am going to need them for. They fit well in my doorframe and due to being able to have extentions they will fit most spaces. They are a nice gate and do not stand out like a sore thumb in your home. I have found that it is easy to open and close for adult but will keep the children where you need them to be out of trouble.
*What is the Lindam Easy Fit Dog Control Gate?*
This home safety device for pet owners is produced by the Lindam company, the popular manufacturers of a wide range of safety gates, specialising in baby and stair gates and other home safety equipment.
*The product itself*
Our little cottage is extremely old and had been empty for many years before myself and my fiancé moved in, we managed to get the basics sorted but at the time we were both veterinary care students, living on a typical student wage and seemed to have very little to spare! However, fast forward ten or so years, we've thankfully both graduated our studies and the house is in a bit better order, but it still lacks various things...
With a huge collection of pets, most of our money gets spent on them, which means the house is the neglected one and we don't have various, erm, 'luxuries', such as, well, doors! We've got the front and back ones obviously, but internal doors are very few and far between and it's just something we have never got round to sorting!
Most of the time, it really doesn't matter, but with two dogs who are affectionately known as 'The Velcro Duo' due to the fact they are stuck as close as possible to my side at all times, there are occasions such as when I need to do a bit of cleaning, tend to another one of the animals or generally just need the two of them out the way for a little while, and this is when I wish we had doors so they could be shut in another room! With both mine and my fiancés DIY skills majorly lacking however, there still doesn't look like much chance of doors being hung, so stair gates are the ideal solution.
Grace and Benson however, being the crafty little sods that they are, recently discovered that they can jump over the normal baby gates, so in desperate need of another solution, I had a quick search online and came across these Lindam Easy Fit Dog Control Gates.
They have been made by the same crowd who produce the ever popular baby stair gates but have had a few little design tweaks preformed on them to produce a gate that is suitable for dog owning households, and provides an effective way of containing dogs in one chosen room, or blocking off forbidden areas such as staircases or bedrooms.
They are made from white coated strong steel construction and are adjustable to fit doorways between 75cm and 84cm, with a height of 108cm, so are suitable for pretty much any doorway and dog. They are pressure mounted, requiring no screws or drilling to fix the gate in place and open both ways, making them highly practical and unobtrusive within the home.
With a distance between the bars of between 4.8cm and 5.5cm (depending on the width of your doorway) they still allow cats to pass through and an easy to operate locking handle and anti pinch hinge, make them entirely owner friendly!
The gate comes packaged, already assembled, in a large white cardboard box which gives full instructions on how to fit the gate and how to do various things such as make adjustments and work the locking handle. Also printed on the box is contact details for Lindam should you have any questions or comments and the box can be recycled once no longer needed.
*Price & Availability*
The Lindam Dog Control Gate is available from various places such as hardware shops and pet stores, both on and off line, although do shop around as I have found the price to vary greatly from place to place.
I purchased our gate from Argos for £35.19.
Up until recently, I have to admit I never knew such item existed! We've been using baby gates in our home for years to confine the dogs to certain rooms when required and we've never had any problems. Grace and Benson however, are on an on-going mission, and that missions happens to be ''Make life as hard as possible for our owners!''. Each and every day they appear to purposely find something to do which is going to cause a problem and it seems they get great pleasure from this!
A couple of months ago, one of their daily mischief making sessions was demonstrating quite clearly to me that both of them could sail over the baby gate with ease! I'd never even seen them attempt to do it before, but over they went with an effortless jump and then sat there looking at me as if to say ''well you shouldn't have trained us to do agility then should you?!''. I did try to threaten them with Battersea Dogs Home but I got a vacant look.
Anyway, as much as I love the pair of them, we are together literally 24 hours 7 days a week, so I think it is healthy for all involved to have time apart occasionally, and teach them to cope with me not around- so a couple of evenings a week they will chill out in the kitchen whilst me and my fiancé relax in the lounge. With no baby gate in place however, the dogs would be free to roam from the kitchen through to the lounge, so I went online straight away to have a look for another option.
The first gate geared specifically at dogs owners I came across was this one on the Argos site, it was reasonably priced and ticked all the boxes, so I reserved one for in store pickup and popped into town to collect it. Back at home, I unpackaged it and set about getting it in place.
The gate thankfully lived up to its name- it was indeed, very easy to fit. All you are required to do is place the gate in the desired door way and lift it to required height- I chose about 15cm off the ground, and then use the fixings at the side to pressure mount the gate to the door frame. You may need to get a friend or partner to help you however, as it is a little bit awkward trying to keep the gate at the right height whilst adjusting the pressure mounting fixings.
Once fitted, it looked fine. A gate- whether for children or dogs- is never going to make an attractive addition to a home, but this Lindam one didn't look too bad. It was smart, practical and nice enough looking, and although significantly higher than a baby gate, this wasn't really noticeable. The handle was incredibly easy to work also. At first, it was a little stiff but this soon loosened up and it enables you to easily open and close the gate with one hand, and you don't need any particular strength to open/close the lock either, so even those with arthritis and similar shouldn't struggle at all.
Right, with it in place and me familiar with how to operate it, I let the terrible twosome back in the house to let them have a nosey. I had fixed the gate to the kitchen doorway to separate the lounge and the kitchen and left the dogs in the kitchen whilst I went the other side of the gate and set about having a little clean around. Benson immediately went to jump it and I have to admit I was extremely chuffed which myself when he realised he couldn't, judging by his reaction however, Benson clearly wasn't. Believe me, if looks could kill!
Anyway, my dogs probably have brains the size of a peanut- that's about half a peanut each by the way, not a whole one each so it was inevitable that Grace would too try and jump it, despite the fact she is a much smaller dog than Benson. Needless to say, her attempt failed also, and the pair of them went off to sulk before returning ten minutes later and trying a different tactic of sitting side by side at the gate, peering over with the saddest of puppy dog eyes. Oh, what a mean owner I am eh?!
The gate has now been in place for a couple of months and thankfully, neither of the dogs have managed to jump over it, which I'm very grateful about seeing as that was the sole reason for purchase. They sometimes stand on their hind legs with front paws resting on the top of the gate, but that's about all they can do, they certainly have no way of getting over it. Despite the fact that it is a large gate, it has caused no little problems within the home whatsoever- the cats can easily slip between the bars when they want to pass from the kitchen to the lounge when the gate is in use or they can quite easily jump on the top of it and then down the other side- much to Grace and Benson's disgust believe me!
All in all, a very handy product and one that we have got a lot of use from. Don't get me wrong- the dogs aren't confined to the kitchen all the time, they generally have free run of the house, they are just shut in there for a few minutes or an hour maximum each day so I can do various bits and pieces without them being right there beside me. The gate enables them to still see me, so they do not get anxious, and the safe non-pinch hinge prevents any danger of them nipping any part of their body, or mine, when the gate is opening or closing.
It is also handy for when non doggie loving visitors call- as much as I try to avoid them ;) - no, in seriousness, the gate enables me to pop Grace and Benson safely out of the way without upsetting them, having them completely excluded or having to confine them to their crates.
So to conclude, a fantastic item which makes a handy addition to any dog owning household!
Strong steel construction suitable for medium sized puppies and mature dogs / Height: 108cm / Weight: 6.45kg / pressure mounted / no drilling or screws required