Upon returning to the house where i was dog sitting last night, I found the latch on the new gate was jammed. After a half hour of trying to get in, I decided to knock on the neighbor's door for help at 9PM. Neither of us could get the gate open and it was the only entrance to get into the house. We ended up using a stool to jump on the trash can and then get over the 6ft fence..actually I did this and landed with a thud..the bottoms of my feet bruised! The doggies were happy to see me:) All's well that ends well!