We bought this for dogs, actually. I'd recommend it to everyone with kids or small or well-behaved dogs (except chihuahuas, trust me, they fit between the bars) for ease of assembly and sturdiness. It looks great in our house, very subtle. We looked at nearly a dozen gates and this one was easy to use and attractive.
If you are picky then buy the high end wood ones. This one stays in place well but if you bump it hard it will move a bit. It gets the job done, nothing flashy or fancy but practical and functional. Keeps 90lb pit bulls in their area without any issues.
We needed a barrier for our five doxies to keep them corralled in one area. This gate totally fit the bill. Easy open close pass through, sturdy, and mobile so it can be switched from room to room if necessary. It looks so much nicer than the old wooden accordion style and it has compression bars that keep it in place rather than having to screw it into the wall. LOVE IT! A++++ for design and value.
The gate itself is ok and it is kind of stable when installed (compared to some other pressure mounted gates that I've seen). However, the door on the gate does not stay open when it is in the furthest-open position. This is a feature that I need in a gate since I like the gate to be open when my baby is sleeping; it makes life much easier on me and my dog. Also, the door does auto-close, but it slams shut and is very loud. That's not good when you have a sleeping baby! I'm returning this gate and buying a ****
I ABSOLUTELY love this gate. It is so easy to use and just perfect for my standard poodles which are big dogs. I have it at the very top of my stairs and at my age 60 with 4 big poodles it is so easy to use. I am going to buy a second one for my guest room so i don't have to close the door in the summer but will keep the poodles out of that room too when I'm upstairs. Best gates ever!
This metal gate works very well. There is no drilling required, although you can drill mount if you like. Easy one handed operation, and easy to assemble. We use it to keep our dogs from certain areas of the house, and it works perfect.
The gate does not fit the openings where I need it. I've tried with and without the extensions and nothing is quite right. It is very easy to move it by bumping the gate and I'm constantly resetting it. I have not used the permanent wall pieces as I do not want to damage the walls.