I have a very smart pointing lab puppy not yet 10 weeks but already 27+ pounds. He’s a furry cannonball. I’ve tried pens in my laundry room but the little guy breaks out of everything. This gate wasn’t the easiest to install but once up it’s keeping him contained in the back laundry room with the dog door and out of trouble. When he gets excited and starts the ankle-biting he goes in back. Want to avoid putting him in his crate because I want him to like the crate, but sometimes he needs a time out. Haven’t experienced the issues others have reported and gate seems sturdy so far. Wooden-framed doorway was a good tight fit with one of the two side extensions. Very likely will purchase another for the stairway to our second floor.