What do you do with a little dog who has a sensitive stomach when you need to shampoo the carpets? Why you use the baby gate and coral him upstairs!
Until he realizes he small enough to fit though the railings of the banister, and squeezes through to the stairs to come see what all the racket is about. The shampoo, while harmless after it dries, is not something I want on his feet for him to lick off and make him sick.
So I gathered all of his toys, and placed them in his bed at the foot of our bed, and locked him in our bedroom. Houdini hasn’t figured out how to escape from the gate when placed against a solid wall, yet. I dread the day that happens.