Re: How should we go about doing this?
Just let her in the family room with you. It will be better for your family and the dogs in the long run, given that you train them how to have manners. It's no fun having a dog that's not well behaved around house guests and that has to be locked away when someone visits.
Being 5 months old, they HAVE to be getting socialized right now. They need to be with your family. Get them out, walk them, take them to see new places and new things, and get them used to people.
It's probably not good for her to be jumping over the gate. She's still growing, and it could probably hurt her in the long run if you continue to allow her to jump it.
It'd be much more beneficial for everyone to let them in the family room.
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