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    Default Puppy playpen advice needed



    I am due to collect my little boy in two weeks and was wondering what is a good choice of playpen to keep him in overnight. I need to know what size would be suitable and how long would a fabric playpen last or is it not a good idea to use unsupervised in case he chews it and escapes or hurts himself. Just worried he would whack his head on a metal one if he goes into hyper mode. Thanks in advance.

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    There are times when I may have to leave him for a few hours occasionally so would need enough room for his bed, litter tray and bowl and toy area.

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    For me, it's not safe when you're not home! I would get an xpen (you can google it) and put wee wee pads on the floor. You can buy a bit of linoleum to put under it. it would be large enough to put a cage in......or a bed....for some toys... and the wee wee pads! You can also get a water bottle to attach to the side so that water isn't spilled.
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    Hi,

    I'd definitely keep searching for a different pen, the one you show in the picture I've seen and read reviews about. They are kinda flimsy and the bottom is attached with Velcro, which a puppy can easily undo and escape. For supervised play time or to sleep at night with you in your bedroom yes, but not for leaving a puppy alone. A play pen is not a crate.
    We bought the Richell Expandable Crate in size Medium. It is well built and looks like a piece of furniture rather than a cage, it's not an eyesore to have it in the living room. It was easy to put together by myself, is easy to clean and sturdy. Also big enough for puppy, little bed, blanket and pee pee pad on the opposite side. We also got the dividing panel and the crate top for when puppy grows and when we need to crate both our pugs. It's big enough for both of them but for now only the puppy uses it. Here's a link from the store we got it: http://www.hayneedle.com/product/ric...d&tid=RIC062-1
    I leave the puppy there when I go run errands, buy groceries, etc etc and every time I find him sleeping lol the crate has no sharp metal or pokey parts that could hurt him and the doors can be locked so dogs don't open them. It's a little of an investment but well worth it :)
    Good luck and enjoy your pug puppy!
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    Hi,

    Thanks for your advice - I understand and agree with everything you have said. I will fill the soft mesh play pen with balls and he can use it as a ball pool during supervised play.

    For when I can not supervise him I have now got him a metal cage. It has an open top, and a base. It is called a "whelping pen" and has a nice big door on the front. It measures 42" across and 29" deep, 28" high.
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    Sounds like just what you need. Enjoy your new baby!
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    This is what I used. The newspaper tray is from the bottom of a crate, so the wee would not soak through the papers into the carpet. Sounds like the whelping pen you have is ideal.
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    Heavy Duty 4 Piece Puppy Dog Play Pen Run Enclosure Welping Playpen with Floor | eBay

    It's exactly like this one, (see link above) it is size medium.

    Not long to wait - July 10th I can bring him home.... :) xx
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    That's ideal. And it has a floor. Great stuff.


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    Perfect!
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