Dog gates can serve many purposes. While some pet owners use them to contain rambunctious puppies, others simply use them to keep their well behaved dog contained while mopping floors or preparing for a dinner party.
When you're choosing the right dog gate to contain your pooch, it's important to think about the ways in which you'll be using it. Will you be leaving it in one place or moving it around your home? Do you think your pet will try to escape or will he happily stay in his designated area? Do you want to take the gate with you while traveling?
I've reviewed a few different types of pet gates in the past, including:
You can also check out my comparison of three of the best dog gates on the market for more information.
I wanted to review the Primetime Petz 360° Configurable Dog Gate because it isn't a traditional pet gate. This gate isn't going to contain every dog, but it still has many practical uses. As you can see, it's also more aesthetically pleasing than most other dog gates and very unique in its design.
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Primetime Petz 360 Configurable Dog Gate
I was instantly attracted to this gate thanks to its 100% beautiful wood design. Most pet gates stick out like a sore thumb, but what are you going to do? You need to keep your pet contained, and a gate is the best option.
Not with this one!
The Primetime Petz 360° Configurable Dog Gate will look great with any home's decor. It's elegant, yet neutral. The walnut finish will match any style flooring and blend in with any wall design from paint to wallpaper.
While I love the appearance of this gate, it's not the most practical dog gate available. As you'll see in my video review above, it's a free-standing gate. This means that it simply stands on its own without being attached to your walls or doorway.
They call it a 360° configurable gate for a good reason, too. There are three panels that are each separated by double hinges. The hinges allow each panel to move forward or backward, which enables you to configure this gate into virtually any shape.
You can also purchase additional extension kits for this gate that allows you to block off a larger area or create a playpen for your pooch.
If you've got an awkward opening that you need to block off, this gate will most likely be able to get the job done. As you can see in my photos, it's also ideal for extra-wide openings like the one in our home. At just under 86 inches long, it can span virtually any entryway.
In the photo above you can see that the middle section of this dog gate features a 24-inch door that opens both inward and outward. The door locks securely with a spring-loaded bolt. This prevents your pet from being able to jump on the gate and open it himself.
Because the gate is free standing, I was worried that it might move around and scratch our laminate flooring. Thankfully, there are rubber feet on the bottom of the gate which prevent scratching.
This gate isn't perfect
Now that I've told you all the advantages of the Primetime Petz 360° Configurable Dog Gate, let's talk about the obvious drawbacks.
First, you'll notice in my video review that this gate is very short. It stands just 24 inches tall, which means most dogs could easily hop over it if they wanted to. Because it's a free standing gate, your dog could also knock it over easily if he really wanted to escape.
In layman's terms, this dog gate isn't going to contain just any pup. In order to benefit from this gate, your dog needs to be trained to stay in a confined area already. Rambunctious puppies or dogs with separation issues aren't going to be kept contained by this Primetime Petz gate.
If your dog really wanted to get past this gate, he could easily do so. Not to mention, the wood construction means that a dog who loves to chew would destroy this gate quickly. It's really only suitable for dogs that do not mind being contained.
This gate from Primetime Petz is also more expensive than a traditional dog gate. You can purchase it on Amazon for $90. You can pick up a traditional dog gate that is sturdier and much taller for about half of that price. However, it won't look nearly as nice as this option.
Summary of the Primetime Petz 360° Configurable Dog Gate Review
- Very attractive with its 100% wooden design and walnut finish
- Configurable into many shapes
- 86-inch width can span virtually any entryway
- Middle panel of gate features a 24-inch door that allows you to easily walk through or let pets through the gate
- Door locks securely with a spring-loaded bolt
- Equipped with rubber feet to prevent scratching the floor
- Free standing gate, which means it could easily be knocked over
- Only 24 inches tall, so most dogs could easily jump over it
- Wooden construction would not hold up to destructive chewers
Now it’s your turn
What do you think about this Primetime Petz gate?
Do you own this gate? Have you tried it in the past? Were you happy with it? We'd love to hear your first hand opinion of this gate too! Any information that you'd like to share could help other dog owners who are shopping for the best dog gate to contain their pet. Please feel free to share your comments below.