Best Dog Gate For The Garage, Or Garage Door


The best dog gate for your garage or garage door should either:

– block your dog from getting access to your garage, or

– block your dog from escaping the garage out onto the street (if your garage is connected to your house)

What we’ve done in this guide is list some of the most popular dog gates on the market – you should be able to pick a gate that fits the dimensions of the part of your garage you are trying to block in or off.

Specifically, we’ve also listed some extra wide dog gates which might be more suitable for a full width garage door opening.

Let’s check out the options!


(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

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Best Dog Gate For The Garage, Or Garage Door: Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

Our top picks for the best dog gate for the garage or garage door are:

Pressure Mounted Gates


Hardware Mounted Gates


Freestanding Dog Gates


Extra Wide Gates


Tall Dog Gates


Heavy Duty/Strong Dog Gates


Other Dog Gates

Read more about the best dog gates here.


Best Dog Gate For Garage Door: Reviews

This guide compliments our main guide on the best pet gates across different gate types and gate categories.

There are reviews of some of the most popular and top rated dog gates listed above, that can be found in the main guide.


Best Dog Gate For Garage Door: Buyer’s Guide

What Makes A Good Dog Gate For A Garage Door?

It really depends on the size of your dog, and the width of the garage opening you want to block off.

Pick one to match both.


What Size Dog Gate Should You Get?

It usually depends on three things:

The size of your dog. The bigger the dog, usually the taller of a dog gate you want to get

The width of the opening or space you want to block off in your garage. The bigger the opening, the wider of a dog gate you want to get.

You also want to make sure you can fit through the gate if it has a door, and that other openings are big enough 


Types Of Pet Gates

Some of the major types of pet gates to be aware of are:

Pressure mounted pet gates

Hardware mounted gates

Freestanding gates

2 in 1, or All in one gates – might combine freestanding, pressure mounted, hardware mounted, and exercise pen capabilities


Some types of gates may also be:

Extra tall

Extra wide

Be built with heavier duty materials

+ have other specific characteristics


Walk Through vs Swing Open vs Step Over Dog Gates

There’s usually 3 ways you can pass through or over a dog gate whilst still blocking your dog from passing:

Walk Through – the dog gate has a door built in with a simple lock. You pass through the door and close/lock it when you’re through it

Swing Open – the entire gate barrier can be lifted off the hinges mounted on the walls and swung open and shut

Step Over – usually smaller gates for small dogs. You can completely step over these gates because of their height whilst still blocking your dog


A Few Other Things To Be Aware Of When Buying A Pet Gate

Make sure you measure the size of the opening you want to install the gate into, and check what size opening the gate is suitable for

Check the size of the gate door opening if it has one, and clearance of any step overs if relevant

Make sure the gate is tall enough for pets you want to keep contained, and that your pets won’t knock it over, try to jump it, or break it

Check the gate will be able to be secured properly and safely for your intended uses

Check the age of child the gate is designed for (if you intend on using it for kids too)

Check that the gate meets any relevant safety regulations and standards, and is going to be safe for the intended use in general

Read the set up, operation and safety instructions prior to use

Check the gate aesthetically matches in with your home

Check if the gate is a multiple use gate

Check if any add ons, kits or extensions come with the gate


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