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Gates (& Stairs)

We are on the lookout for gating to block the stairs up the stairs. I would prefer for it to be nicer but am willing to take what actually works. We have purchased several baby gates for Belle to walk through them before we even have them up. Pretty much if there is a 2-3 inch gap she makes it.

Now I am looking at free standing gates that would sit on the floor around the stairs. I am just wondering if she will be able to push these away from the wall. Note Isabelle is very free spirited about being stopped from going somewhere. She will bite metal and shake it (you can see the blood around her mouth as evidence an hour later). She just hates anything to do with stopping her. Yes, I created a monster and now i just need to manage her.

Does anyone have one that they love and works (key here!) and if so would you post pics?

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Amanda can you post a picture of your stairs? I am lucky with the way my house is I can block the entrance of the room that leads to the stairs with a baby gate.

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We have a Bindaboo walk-through gate that I really like. I just went and measured the openings, and they are 2". The bars are powder coated tubular steel, so they are very smooth and round... I doubt she could bloody her mouth on them. I'll take a photo later and post it.

What I really like is that it swings in either direction, and latches itself after you walk through. When we want to leave it open, we bungee cord it in the open position. It was easy to install too.

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Amanda, would something like this work? I got it at BabysRUs. We did have to do some altering (Bentley used to be able to stick his head through the bottom, thus the mesh). We took dowels (painted black) to fill in any larger gaps he might be able to fit his head through (bottom left of Evye). Which is no longer a problem. Widest gap is 2", smooth metal. It is a tension installation so no holes in the wall. It is a walk through and opens in both directions.

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I have the wood free standing fence at the bottom of our stairs it has 2 wings on the side that cover the bottom two steps. It's pretty heavy for Hobbes to move. we have to step over it but you can shove it out of the way if you have something to carry up the stairs.

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Amanda, this has to be the finest collection of dog gates I have seen. however pricey. but if you are going to live with it consider it a piece of furniture

we just used the two additional pieces we got with our ex pen however. I will say this...the boys no longer go up stairs though even though it isn't gated anymore except at night with us.

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Amanda~ Maybe Richard could custom make something that would work to keep the "white monster" under control?


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Isabelle is a handful huh? Any suggestion I would make would probably not contain her!
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