Lastly, the gate and latch system should be both pet-friendly and protective. A tall enough fence ensures that your furry friends can’t jump over it, while a secure yet simple to use lock is ideal so they won’t be able to open it, but you still have easy access. Self-closing hinges are a great option, as they guarantee full safety and confidence that the gates are always shut tight.
To prevent your pup from escaping, you can get a gate that opens inwardly and onto your lawn; this way, he can play freely in the yard while staying safe. If you need to have your gate swing out, install a self-closing spring on your gate, which can be routinely adjusted to ensure the gate closes securely any time someone exits.
Gates can be the perfect place for your pet to escape, but when planned and implemented correctly, your gate can be as secure as the fence itself, allowing your dog to wander free in your backyard for hours on end!