Gates are not just for keeping people and animals out, but also for keeping our precious children and pets in. Usually for their own safety. Pet friendly gates don’t have to be boring and unattractive, but they should be safe. Most dog safe gates are usually plain, with vertical bars. However a simple embellishment may be more than enough to take a plain, boring gate up a notch to something quite elegant. This was our solution to one customer’s problem.
People often approach Farmweld about dog friendly gates. The running joke in the workshop is to ask “is it a Jack Russell” as more often than not this particular breed is the Houdini of the dog world. Quite often though, thecustomer’s brief is just that they want to keep a dog in, off the road. No matter what the reason, the design should be safe. Keeping the behaviour of dogs in mind, the gate should limit gaps where paws can become trapped, or sharp points where they can impale themselves should they try to jump. Even the most well behaved dog may try to jump a fence or gate if it’s scared enough, e.g. during storms and fireworks.
The solution for one customer was this…
And her response:
“I couldn’t be more delighted with the gate you made and I thought you might like to see a photo of it in situ. Thanks very much and it’s been a pleasure dealing with you.”