I want to make something to block my little dog from going into a room

So I also need my old cat to have access to the room. The cat can’t jump anymore, so he needs easy access.

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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Feb 16, 2018
    You can buy gates similar to toddler gates to close off a hallway or doorway. They make them with small animal passes in them like a cat or small dog can use but it is too small for a toddler or medium dog. It depends on the size of your dog if that would work. I hope this helps.

  • Zita Braun Zita Braun on Feb 16, 2018
    This is hard. I had so much trouble with this. My dog jumped over everything I tried. I would go to a pet store and speak with a expert about this. they might actually have something. Kid gates do not do the trick!

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 16, 2018
    Well, you can get a baby gate and put it up off of the floor about 5 or 6 inches so the cat can crawl underneath. Then, train yourdog not to go near it by using a can with pebbles in it. When the dog goes near, or starts to crawl under the gate, say, or yell, NO, and shake the can to scare the dog away. Pretty soon you'll just have to say no. And, the cat can just crawl under the gate. You will have to be vigilant for a while, but patience pays off. Hugs to your older kitty:) If she's having trouble getting into her litter box, you can use a tote and cut a hole about 4 inches from the bottom about 5 inches wide and about 3 inches from the top on one side. I did that for my kitty and it helped her out a lot. She still tried to jump inside for a while but gave in and used the opening. She was 24 when she passed last September. A very good kitty she was!

  • Tammy Hawkins Tammy Hawkins on Feb 17, 2018
    Baby gates work well depending upon the size of your pets. We used a single baby gate raised up so that the cats could crawl under. The dogs were too large to crawl under and I think a bit to stunned to realize that they could jump over LOL. You can use two baby gates, one on top of the other to make it high enough so the dog(s) can't jump over. Sadly we no longer have the dogs and I use two baby gates in my living room patio doorway, to keep the cat inside at night while letting the cooler air into the house (patio is screened but I don't want him out there alone at night-just in case). The cat doesn't bother trying to crawl up and over maybe he is a bit stunned like the dogs were LOL.

  • Gerri Gerri on Feb 17, 2018
    I purchased a dog gate with a small for my cat. Depending on how big/small you dog is, this would fix you situation. It goes between doors and is adjustable. It also opens for humans, It's perfect to keep my dogs out of the cat's litter box. I believe I got it through Amazon.

  • Ellis Ellis on Feb 17, 2018
    I have seen gates with a small opening for a cat, too. It will work for you IF your dog is too big for the opening.