Dog Gate For Stairs

Whether your dog is a puppy just learning how to manage stairs, or a senior dog struggling with their vision, you need a safe dog gate for stairs. These gates can protect your pet from accidental falls and injuries or from getting somewhere they aren't supposed to be.

Choosing the best gate is challenging, because you need to make sure it's tall enough and sturdy enough to deter your dog from jumping over it, but also easy to move for the human members of your family.

Not all dog gates are equal, and the safest gate for a young Pomeranian will differ from one for a full-grown Husky. You need to consider the height, durability, locking mechanisms, and gate mounting options.

If your dog is a jumper, choose the tallest gate available. Some breeds like Huskies can clear five-foot fences. If you have a bigger dog, try to mount the gate a little higher on the wall as they grow. A 29" gate will deter smaller breeds like Yorkshire terriers.

Evaluate the materials used to build your gate. Large dogs can build up significant speed when running. A gate built with flimsy materials may break with the weight of a bigger dog. Opt for a gate made from solid wood, aluminum, steel, or high-density thermoplastic. If you have a lighter dog, a plastic or polyester mesh gate is sufficient and can make the unit more portable. 

Determine which way you want the gate to mount to the wall. Some units permanently attach to your wall with drywall screws, while others use pressure-mounting. The permanent, or hardware-mounted, ones are sturdier but require tools for installation. Pressure-mounted gates are easier to move to other locations and are the ideal choice for rental properties.

The last thing to consider is how easy the gates are to open and close. Some gates open electronically, while others operate manually. Look for child-proof locking mechanisms if you plan to use the gate for both your toddlers and pets. Many models offer one-handed latches that use a button to unlock the gate and automatically lock upon closing.

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Retractable Gate
This polyester mesh dog gate for stairs works outside and inside. It’s portable and includes a childproof lock, so your toddler can’t accidentally release the family pet. The light wood finish and metal mesh come in black and white, matching most decors, and is easy to clean. Choose between two heights and protect your dog from stairs as wide as 55”.
Safety Mate Expandable Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Choose from white, smokey blue, natural, and gray for a gate perfectly suited to your home decor. Made from rubberwood and wall-mounted, this sturdy gate can withstand most dogs. Use the one-handed child-lock protected handle to open the swing gate to easily pass through. At 29” tall, it will prevent most small to medium-sized dogs from accessing your stairs.
Pressure Mounted Pet Gate
This 27” tall plastic, pressure-mounted gate is perfect for small dogs and young puppies. Weighing only 8.7lbs, it’s easy to move, depending on where you want to keep your pup for the day. The light wood off-white finish matches most decors, and the swinging door allows easy access for adults.
Extra Tall Deluxe Easy with 2 Extensions Safety Gate
If your pup loves to jump, this 36” tall metal gate is a necessity. Pressure-mounted, this gate swings open in both directions, making it easy to get up and down the stairs. The extensions allow it to cover stair openings from 28” to 38.5”, making it versatile for most homes, and the hold open feature lets you easily pass back and forth.
Supergate III Safety Pressure Mounted Pet Gate
This plastic pressure-mounted dog gate for stairs has five placement options, letting you use it in multiple locations, including between wrought-iron railings. Its door sockets give it extra-holding power, and at 26” tall, young puppies and small to medium dogs will struggle to jump over it. Choose from dark brown or light white to match your home.
Tall Metal Auto Close Safety Gate with 2 Extension
Mount this brass dog gate for stairs to your wall using the included mounting cups. The stunning pewter color will enhance your hallway, and the Lokk latch makes it safe but easy to open. The door swings in both directions and can be opened with only one hand. If necessary, you can lock it in the open position.
3-Panel Free Standing Pet Gate
Choose from gray, brown, or white to match this beautiful free-standing pet gate to your existing decor. It folds up for easy storage and weighs only 11 lbs. At 23.75” tall, use it to keep younger puppies out of trouble. You can place this gate at the stairs as a temporary barrier or keep them in a certain room. However, this item may not be ideal for leaving pets at home unattended.
Walk Through Pressure Mounted Pet Gate
Although made of durable metal, this pressure-mounted gate has a beautiful white wood finish that complements home’s aesthetic. Fitting doors and stairways from 30” - 37.5” wide, it’s also chew-resistant. At 30.5” tall, it will deter most small and medium dogs, and the lift and slide lock makes walking through easy for the human members of the family.
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Dog Gates for Stairs
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