The Best Dog Gate for a Christmas Tree

dog stealing christmas ornament from christmas tree

Well, Merry Christmas Dog Lovers. If you’re like me, you bought a big beautiful tree, put it up and most likely your dog has taken an interest in it as well. Might have even pee’d on it once or twice. Not too Christmassy, is it? So, what to do about your dog peeing on the Christmas Tree?

There are several Dogs Gates for Christmas Trees on the market but before we get to that, let’s talk about the most important feature a dog gate needs. Stability. And that requires, Support Feet.

Dog Gate Support Feet

Support feet are vital to the stability of your Dog Gate for the Christmas Tree unless your plan is to attach it to a wall. If not, then no matter which gate you get, please look into buying them. They are inexpensive (run from $9.99 to $20.00) and will save you a lot of trouble in the end.

And here are a few Dog Gates for Christmas Trees that are great choices. Check below for what you don’t want in a Pet Gate Around Your Christmas Tree and for other ways to protect your Christmas Tree.

#5. Hansosen Fireplace Fence Panel Baby Safety Fence Hearth Gate

Hansosen Fireplace Fence Panel Baby Safety Fence Hearth Gate

This is a great Dog Gate for any Christmas Tree in my opinion. It is hexagon shaped which means it will stand on its own. So, you can put it directly around your tree. Buying two of course will give you more to safeguard presents. If you add support feet to it, you make it even more stable. This is a great deal for $77.39

  • No assembly required
  • Freestanding
  • Five panels
  • 30 inches high
  • Walk through door gate with double locking system
  • Easy set up and fold away
  • Joints will rotate and lock             
  • Made of metal with plastic joints for flexibility
  • Will not scratch

Internet’s Best Pet Gate with Arched Top

#4. Internet’s Best Pet Gate with Arched Top

Internet's Best Pet Gate with Arched Top

Another great Dog Gate; looks nice and that is what we want during Christmas right? I like this one not only because of how great it looks, but because it comes in two sizes and is sturdy, but not too heavy. When not in use, this gate will fold down to a slim 3”. If you add support feet to it, you make it even more stable. Price is a steal at $66.95

  • No assembly required
  • Easy set up and storage (unfolds like accordion)
  • Freestanding
  • 3 or 4 panels / 24 inch or 36 inch
  • Can fold out to a Z shape configuration for stability
  • Very Durable and sturdy

#3. Pawland Wooden Freestanding Foldable Pet Gate

Pawland Wooden Freestanding Foldable Pet Gate

This Dog Gate is perfect for Christmas. It looks great with its Expresso color. Although it is made of wood, the openings between the slats are not big enough for your dog to get its snout into and chew on. And most dogs will not be able to crawl through the space either. It is a good solid weight. If you add support feet to it, you make it even more stable.

  • No assembly required
  • Easy set up and storage (unfolds like accordion)
  • Freestanding
  • Wide Z shape
  • Space between slats … 1.5″ Now, THAT is great for those chewers.

#2. Pawland 96-inch Extra Wide Dog Gate

Pawland 96-inch Extra Wide Dog Gate

It is taller for those dogs with springs in their feet. If you add support feet to it, you make it even more stable. Made of very sturdy wood and metal wiring, A little pricey, but still a great deal for $116.74.

  • No assembly required
  • Easy set up and storage (unfolds like accordion)
  • Freestanding
  • Extra wide and tall
  • Wide Z shape
  • Comes with support feet
  • Non-slip rubber to protect flooring

And The Best Dog Gate for a Christmas Tree is . . .

#1. Total Win Freestanding Pet Gate for Dogs with 2pcs Support Feet

Total Win Freestanding Pet Gate for Dogs with 2pcs Support Feet

A little more expensive than the others, but as far as I can see, this has everything you a good Dog Gate for your Christmas Tree needs. It comes in espresso which goes with almost any living room décor. You will not be sacrificing style for function here. Price $105.88.

  • No assembly required
  • Easy set up and storage (unfolds and folds like accordion)
  • Freestanding
  • Folds out into a Z or U shape.
  • Safe and durable
  • Sturdy support feet
  • 20″Wx36″H, 4 Panels
  • Open Dimension: 80″ W x 36″ H x 0.71″ D
  • Folded Dimension: 20″ W x 36″H x 2.84″D
  • Bar Spacing: 1.57″
  • Scratch Resistant (Rubber pads on bottom)

What We Don’t Want in a Pet Gate Around a Christmas Tree

dog sitting next to torn up christmas tree

Dog Gates that are Pointed on the Top

If you have a jumper, like a Jack Russell Terrier, or maybe I should say, ‘Dog With Springs on Feet’ then you aren’t going to want one of these. If your dog tries to jump the fence you might be visiting the veterinarian. 

Dog Gates that are Flimsy and Unstable

There are certain gates out there that are very light, and
that is wonderful, for you, but only in the set-up process. If your dog can push through the fence it could injure your dog, destroy your tree and if you have anything flammable around, destroy your house.

Dog Gates that Do Not Stand on Their Own

If you have a small dog, like a Yorkshire or a Chihuahua
they could get pinned under a gate if it is not stable.  

Dog Gates that are Too Short

Dogs are like cats. If they can get around it, great. If not, jump or step over it. So, a Dog Gate that is too short, could just be providing your dog with exercise before watering your tree.

Dog Gates Your Dog Could Get Its Head Caught In

Yes, sometimes happy little treats or shiny things that might be fun are just on the other side of the fence. Generally, dogs do not know how big their waistlines are so, if they can get their heads though, they’re going to try. And that could be disastrous

Dog Gates that Might Become Chew Toys

If you have a chewer, a wood gate might not be a good idea. Splinters can harm dogs and it sure does not look very Christmas-like, either does it? So, if your dog is a chewer and can fit his nose in between the bars it could really hurt your dog.

How to Keep Your Dog Away From The Christmas Tree – Other Ideas

Larger dog with paw around Jack Russell Terrier next to Christmas Tree

Weather you have bought a dog gate or not, there are other ways to protect your Christmas Tree.

Watch your dog carefully

Dogs tend to walk in circles and sniff the ground before doing their business, so, watch for those tell-tale signs.

More frequent walks

With less in the tank, he is less likely to water your Christmas tree, therefore take him for walks at least three times more a day than usual. It’ll help you to burn that extra holiday weight off you have added. It’s win-win.

Sprays or a noise makers

My dog really hated newspapers and Styrofoam, so if you have them around, try shaking them at him when he gets close to the tree. Or you could pick up WTOSE Dog Repeller & Training Device. It is used as an anti-barking device which can also be used for teaching boundaries with ease and it is safe. You will never even hear it.

Dog Diapers

These washable dog belly wraps act as a diaper, so when he hikes his leg, he will do his business, but not on the tree. You can get a pack of three Wegreeco Washable Male Dog Diapers for only $9.99.

Dog repellent

Dogs have great ears, but they also have even better noses. Their sense of smell is very important, so if you cut up citrus fruit and place it in small plates or bowls around the tree, he will steer clear. Another great deterrent is Lambert Kay Boundary Indoor/Outdoor Dog Repellent Pump Spray. Comes in a 22-ounce bottle for only $10.69.

Three-Foot Table

Here is a great idea by Fanna Easter. Put your Christmas Tree on a stand. With the tree out of leg-hiking distance, it’s going to be impossible for your dog to decorate the tree with his very own smell. 

The Bottom Line on Choosing a Pet Gate for a Christmas Tree

Well, that about does it. I think one of these ideas should help to keep your tree, dog and home safe. Please remember though, whichever dog gate you choose, the most important features are sturdy construction, narrow spacing between bars and stability, which is most often best with support feet unless you plan to attach it to a wall.

Eric
 

My name is Eric. Originally from the great city of San Diego, I’m now based in Japan. A writer and sports fan, I’m also a pet lover and lover of magic or anything that makes me wonder, "How did he do that?"