First Look: Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate Review

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Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate Review. Our Golden puppy, Charlie's first look.
Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate Review – Charlie and his time in the sun.

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Puppies, Puppies, Puppies!!!

In case you hadn’t noticed we have puppies at the house all the time.

Raising puppies is fun! It’s exciting! but puppies are also very mischievous. They can get into a lot of trouble if you don’t keep a close eye on them.

One of our favorite brands, Carlson Pet Products offers a variety of containment products including pet pens, gates, and crates to help keep puppies out of trouble.

When it comes to keeping our pups out of trouble we love our crates and pet pens, but we also like using gates to control and contain our puppies. That brings us to today’s Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate Review.

Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate Specifications

DISCLAIMER: This is a Pet Gate. NOT intended for the use with children. We have used our Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate with our daughter under supervised circumstances, but the Carlson manual clearly states that it is “NOT intended for the use with children”.

Lets start out with the specs for our Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate.

Here’s a little bit of information from the Carlson Pet Products website:

Carlson 120” Super Wide Pet Gate

  • Color: White
  • Includes 5 – 24” panels
  • Can span openings up to 124” wide
  • Stands 28” tall
  • Easy lever-style handle with sliding release safety lock
  • Convenient walk through design
  • Easy set up with accordion style gate
  • Hardware to mount to wall
  • 24” Extensions are available
  • Sturdy, all metal frame
Super Wide Pet Gate Review
First Look: Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate Review – Charlie gives thumbs up!

Sturdy Construction, Quick Installation

The Carlson 120” Super Wide Pet Gate mixes functionality with convenience. Featuring a 100% steel frame, the gate installs to the wall in minutes and includes five removable 24” panels arranged in an accordion style shape.

To truly accommodate large openings, the flexible hinged posts allow the gate to configure for multiple openings and can span up to 120” wide. That’s 10 feet wide!

With a gate expanding that wide, installation seems like it would be a hassle. To the contrary, the super wide gate installs in minutes. Simply attach the mounting hardware to the wall and slide the gate into place.

Standing 28” tall, the Carlson 120” Super Wide Pet Gate can easily be moved around and configured to be a fireplace barrier, a gate for a super wide space, or a barrier to block odd shaped openings.

If you need to create a larger gate or play yard, more 24” extensions (above and beyond what is included) can be added. Additional extensions are sold separately.

Packable, Portable, Convenient

With such a large pet gate, a walk through door is a must. Equipped with a 16” door, adults can pass through by simply sliding and releasing the safety lock and lifting up on the handle. The design is an invaluable benefit compared to stepping over the gate every time.

Because you may not want the gate up at all times, the Carlson 120” Super Wide Pet Gate is lightweight, portable and folds accordion style to stow compactly.

First Look: Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate Review

Carlson Pet Products Super Wide Pet Gate Review
Carlson Pet Products Super Wide Pet Gate Review – Charlie and his puppy eyes 🙂

Enough of the Carlson specs…you’re probably wondering what do I think about the Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate?

What I Love

There’s a lot to like about the Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate. We pulled ours out of the box the day it arrived and began using it immediately. Here’s what we love about our new pet gate:

  1. It’s big…and I mean BIG! It’s 120 inches wide and while I haven’t tried yet, I heard you can add more panels to make it even larger. That’s pretty cool.
  2. Easy setup – I literally had our gate setup in minutes.
  3. It’s versatile.
    • Dog barrier for indoors. This was our intended purpose for our gate. Basically we wanted to keep the dogs out of Emma’s play area in the living room. So far it’s worked out marvelously.
    • A puppy play pen. It works great as a gate or a pet pen. We plan on using our new pet gate with our next litter of puppies.
  4. Cat door – My mom definitely gives it thumbs up for the cat door.
  5. The door latch – The door latch is simple to open and close. Why is this a big deal? Many of the dog gate latches we’ve encountered at our fellow dog lovers homes are nearly impossible to open.
  6. Customer Service – My gate came sans screws for attaching the gate to the wall. I contacted Carlson and they were very responsive getting a new set of screws in the mail the same day.

What I’d Change

Honestly, there’s very little I’d change about our new Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate.

  1. The door latch – this is me nitpicking. I love the door latch because it’s simple, but I’d also change the door latch because it’s simple. I know this is a pet gate and not a child’s gate, but my 15 month old daughter seems to be on the verge of figuring out how to “release the hounds”.
  2. Packaging/Delivery – Ours was missing the screws. I think something happened either during packaging or delivery. However, I contacted Carlson and they quickly sent me a new set of screws to attach the gate the wall.

While I sit here and try to think of other things I’d change on our pet gate I come up with blanks…

Could it be sturdier? Maybe, but it’s been sturdy enough for my three adult dogs, one puppy, and even our 15 month old baby (if you need a gate for a baby then try visiting Carlson’s sister company, a baby brand called Regalo ).

Could it be larger? Maybe, but you can add more panels if need be and if you’re looking for a larger gate from the get-go check out this Carlson product.

I guess my biggest issue is I wish I had more than one. Off the top of my head I can think of 3 great places in my home to use these Super Wide Pet Gates: One in the living room. One in our side/kitchen room. And one in our side yard.

Final Thoughts

Our Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate arrived a couple days before we sent Charlie off to Service Dog School and unfortunately, we did not get a chance to let the puppies thoroughly test our pet gate. Hopefully we’ll have a litter of puppies to test our Carlson Pet Gate in 2019.

We did give the older dogs (The late Linus, Stetson, and Raven) and baby Emma a chance to test our new gate and it passed with flying colors.

Yes, the pet gate did it’s job and kept the dogs out of our living room area and also kept Emma in her play area.

I know this is a blog about puppies and dogs, but I have to tell you, Emma probably used the gate more than any of the dogs. She practically learned to walk surfing our couch, coffee table and the Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate.

So that’s a wrap!

Back to you. What did you think about our Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate Review? Have you ever used pet gates with your puppy? If so, tell us about your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below.

DISCLAIMER: This is a Pet Gate. NOT intended for the use with children. We have used our Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate with our daughter under supervised circumstances, but the Carlson manual clearly states that it is “NOT intended for the use with children”.

Our first look at the Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate with our Golden Retriever puppy, Charlie.
First Look: Carlson Super Wide Pet Gate Review

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16 Comments

  1. I love that it has a cat door! We don’t have puppies, but Ruby has a bad habit of trying to eat cat food. We have a gate, but she has figured out how to get past it. This one sounds like a good option.

    1. At least she’s eating cat food and not cat poop. Raven goes in our backyard and searches for the cat poop…bleck! Yes, this could be a good option for you and Ruby. If you need more information let me know.

  2. How wide are the gaps between the slats? I have a skinny dachshund mix and I’m wondering if he would slip through. Otherwise this is an awesome product, we have been looking for an option to block off a wide doorway at nana’s house. In the past we used an assortment of boxes, stools, and a party table…let’s just say we have a Houdini. 😡

    1. The gap is only a couple inches. I’ll measure when I get home to get you exact measurements. I don’t think you’re Dachshund will be able to fit through. Yep, it could work out in your household. Ali’s parents dog, Yuki (a Yorkie) uses the little cat door 🙂

  3. We have a smaller gate that is similar to this one and it’s great. (The cat door really comes in handy!) My husband and I are moving to a home with a large doorway/opening between the kitchen and living room. The expandable length of this gate would really work well for us.

    1. Our gate fits the large opening between the wall and our couch in our living room. It’s actually a little bigger than it needs to be. I do like the versatility of this gate and that if I need to I can expand the size.

  4. This gate looks awesome!! When I think of pet gate I think of those x-pen flimsy ones…not something sturdy like this one. When you say it can be used as a “pet pen” does that mean it can connect together so you don’t need to attach it to a wall? Looks great!! Seems like a good gift for a new dog owner.

    1. Yes, you can connect the ends and use it as a pet pen. I’ll look into getting some photos up with it looking more like a pet pen then a gate.

  5. The Carlson 120” Super Wide Pet Gate seems like it will be ideal for our house. Our kitchen and family room are wide open and so is our living room. The Carlson 120” Super Wide Pet Gate sounds like it will keep our dog out of parts of our house where we would like her kept out of. Also, we have a lot of toys for our granddaughter that our dog would like to play with and ruin, I will look more into the Carlson 120” Super Wide Pet Gate and see if it will solve our problems.

    1. It would probably work well at your house. As I mentioned you might want to check out Carlson’s sister brand Regalo which is more suited for children. One other thing I’d mention is that you can expand the size of the gate if 120″ is not large enough by adding extra panels.

    1. Yes, anyone with pets can use this item. We use it with our puppies and dogs. It works really well if you need to close off a part of your room and you need a large pet gate (it’s 120 inches/10 feet wide).

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