Most recently we've been propping it up in the bedroom doorway at nights to keep the door open (so the bedroom gets airflow) and to keep the pooches from wandering around the house.
Since we started using the gate, it has worked. It was more of a mental barrier than an actual physical barrier, but it worked just the same. Until recently.
Now we're concocting all sorts of ways to make it work - putting a fan in front of the gate; putting a fan on one the left end and a floor poof of the right; putting a fan in front and a step-ladder behind... Luckily, as the temperatures drop outside, our bedroom gets colder and we can shut the door again!
Does your dog have barriers around the house? Are they physical or mental?