A puppy pen is a perfect place for your dog to be able to stretch, get some exercise and tire themselves out with excitement without running wild in your house.
A playpen keeps your pooch contained in a small but ample enough space while giving them all they need. This includes food and somewhere to go to the toilet.
A puppy pen is different from a dog crate because it is for socialisation and playtime as opposed to sleeping. They should be large enough for your puppy to run around in, but tall enough to prevent escapes. If you will have a litter of puppies, and need even more space, buying a pen that can be extended and changed to suit your needs is a great idea.
Puppies can also run off all their energy in a playpen, with toys and other enrichment aids. This not only helps you out a lot, but it keeps your home safe too. After all, leaving a puppy to have free rein in your home could result in disaster (and possibly even danger). You should look for something which collapses down for storage when not in use. Whether you think you’ll need it again one day, or will save it for those ‘just in case’ situations, you won’t want it sitting out forever.
Also, check the gaps between the bars are not too large. Caught paws or puppies squeezing through aren’t ideal. As for material, strong metal will be chew-proof and won’t rust or break. If you want something for outdoor use, look for one which can be pegged to the ground.
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