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    Anyone know where I can get my hands on an adjustable safety gate for indoors? I need to reduce the area my dog is in while I"m away and I have a doorway - but no door!

    i've seen on direct deals some pet / child safety gates etc, but I was wondering if there were any pet stores in sydney that may sell them?

    Any ideas guys?

    Thanks

    Nat.

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    Hi Nat
    Baby ones are good...(assuming that's what you're after).
    Available at Toy shops-toys r us, baby shops, target, petstock.
    Also just remembered ebay-usually cheaper.

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    oh yeah never thought of target! Wouldn't these be too short though? I'm pretty sure the dog would jump over it!
    I'll look into it though

    Thanks..

    PS. Wondering if anyone has actually tried these things though and if they actually work! If my dog can jump a fence and knock things down I'm presuming that he would do the same to the pet safety gate as well!

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    Well, they're about 1m tall but do vary. You'll have to spend time teaching him that this is his space. Lots of praise and reward. Leave lots of toys lots of toys so he can keep buisy while you're out.

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    Good idea.. I think this will be very good for him as he doesn't really have his 'own space' at the moment, so I think sectioning off the house will be a good start at training and getting him comfortable with his own area
    I've located an 'extra tall' (extra tall meaning 1m high!) baby safety gate that looks perfect, picking it up this afternoon - hopefully all goes well!

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    I'd go for a baby gate, I think you'll end up spending less this way. My bestie uses one, and she has 2 one year old Great Danes, they don't jump it, but I guess it depends on your dog.... Maybe you could tape a piece of cardboard or something to the top to make it taller until he/she is used to it?
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    oh yeah the cardboard idea may do the trick! Might look odd - but a good idea!!

    Thanks for everyone's feedback

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    I don't doubt that anyone coming into your house will think you're a bit odd lol... but if it gives him the idea that its too high, then he may continue to think this way once he is used to it and the cardboard gets taken down. Best of luck.
    Mummies little 12 years in the making..... and Daddies little ratbag!!
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    Great!
    Oh, and don't forget, everything's still so new to your little guy. He still doesn't know that this is his forever home, so just be patient and use lots of positive reinforcement. Treat-balls could be good to keep him busy,bones...
    Let us know what he thought of his baby gate.

    Good advice in re. to cardboard from GoodiesGirl. Even a bit of fabric...

    Good Luck

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    thanks everyone, yep I realise that he's all new and not sure if he's permanent or not (poor little guy). I have many bones, a kong and some chew toys etc to keep him occupied through the day.. so hopefully all will go down well!

    Will let everyone know how the safety gate goes!!

    I have a freind who is a natropath, she is also making him up some drops to put into his water that apparently reduces stress as well (she did this for another staffy lately)

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