I too have a gate on the bottom of the stairs to stop Ftse going up but like Baconator he too is scared of the gate so doesn't go near it, it may be easier to crate him while out if it is not for too long a period. Good luck with your finals.
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You could always build your own gate. I found this on Pintrest. The writer says it only cost about 50 bucks to make
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