We have now purchased two of these gates because of their durability. We have a year old St. Bernard who is BIg and Strong. He had learned how to paw at other preasure gate, which would eventually pop open leaving him to roam free in our home. Since this gate bolts into a piece of metal when closed he cannot do this. We wish the gate was a bit taller in general (even though you can order top extensions for this gate). Other than that we LOVE this gate!!!!