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Selecting a Puppy Pen

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

There are a variety of puppy pen options available for pet owners. Depending on the type of enclosure you are after, and the intended purpose for the enclosure, you'll have a variety of selections to consider.

The most important factor in selecting the proper enclosure is to fully define how you intend to use it. Decide whether it will be used indoors or out. Do you require some degree of portability? Consider whether it is simply a safe place for your young dog in travelling situations, or if you intend to use it regularly for training purposes. Perhaps it will be used as a play area for your new pup. The usage will determine the type that will best suit your needs.

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The general benefit from any enclosure is the ability to provide a controlled, safe area. When first introducing a small puppy to your home, it is important to have an enclosure where the pup can safely play or rest when it does not have your undivided attention. Much like a small child, a puppy can quickly get into trouble if left unsupervised. For pet owners that travel, a portable puppy play pen offers peace of mind and security for
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your animal when away from home. If you do not have a fenced in area for your young dog to romp outside, the right outdoor puppy exercise pen allows your pet to romp in your yard without the worry of other animals intruding, or your pet wandering off.

A wire puppy pen is typically the easiest to clean. Many come with a raised floor, elevating your dog above messes, meaning you'll only need to clean the pans below, not your dog. The pans below the elevated flooring slide out easily for efficient cleaning. These types typically disassemble and fold flat, making for easier storage and portability. You may notice that some styles are visually similar to a portable crib one might purchase for a small child. Don't let this lead you to believe that the two are interchangeable. The construction and materials intended for a pet are entirely
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different in durability. Puppy play pens are typically constructed with a side door for easy entrance and exit. They are built with materials intended to withstand the scratching and chewing typical of an exuberant young dog.

When bringing your bundle of fur home, it is important to be prepared to not only welcome your dog, but protect it as well. Many new pet owners are shocked at how difficult this transition can sometimes be. A properly selected puppy pen will help to ease you through this transition and ensure that your new family member is safely welcomed home.



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