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    Default Room divider / fence for new puppy

    Hi All,

    I am looking at putting up a secure ‘room divider’ in my puppy’s play pen.

    The length of the divider needs to be about 2.4 – 3.5 meters, and the height about 72 – 76cm.

    Are you aware of any room dividers which I could use to keep puppy secure in his play area?

    Cheers,
    Robbie

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    I used cardboard moving boxes to close off rooms though you can buy baby gates.

    And I used a crate when I couldn't be in the room. Not sure about dividing a whole room in half. In the USA/Canada they have this kind of lattice concertina stuff they use a lot to mark the boundaries of training spaces but I don't know where you can get this in Australia. One book I have calls them "Ring gates" - that's "control unleashed" which is a great book for teaching a dog to be focussed on you and not the possum running across the training field.

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    its not really a whole room, its more of a study area which sits off the lounge.

    This area has 3 walls, and the opening to the lounge area is about 3m, which is what i section off.

    Baby gates wont work as the area is too large, nor will cardboard boxes.

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    most puppy pens will let you pull them out into a straight line. I guess if you combined this with some tent poles... you'd have what you want sort of. But I would just use a puppy pen normally.

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    tent poles? on a tiled floor? Maybe i've misunderstood you?

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    This is about as good as I can find for suggestions for you. Add panels to increase length to some of the designs – particularly playpens. As far as being sturdy – that would be up to you.

    A playpen can be opened up to form a straight line to cover a door way !

    Have a look at these on GT !

    dog playpen in South Australia | Pet Products | Gumtree Australia Free Local Classifieds | Page 1

    Then some other ideas:

    Giant Baby Playpen Kiddy Cots 2 1 Meters Sqaure OR 1 1 Square PET PEN Fence | eBay

    Dog Play Pen | eBay

    NEW Dreambaby Safety Gate Extra Wide Great FOR Hallways Black | eBay

    Australian 5 Playpens IN 1 Super Playpen | eBay

    Baby Playpen Kiddy Cots 2 IN 1 Wooden 6 4M Perimeter | eBay

    Is this what you are looking for ? I am sure with a bit of imagination and ingenuity - you will find something that can be modified to suit what you want.

    As far as metal on tiles - easy fixed - plastic tubing, bubble wrap, rubber stops that you put under chair feet.........................

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    Thanks RileyJ!

    I was looking at the plastic / wooden pens... but thought my labrador puppy might see is at a big chew toy.. hehe

    I recon im going to go for something like this:

    8 Panel Play pen For Dogs 60cm or 90cm Tall *NEW IN BOX | Pet Products | Gumtree Australia Port Adelaide Area - Osborne | 1042360441

    I can remove a few panels and have them aligned in a straight line

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    Yep - they were the ones I was thinking of !

    $65 - you could get 2 lots - plus you would get heaps of uses out of it later on - so money is not wasted !
    Maybe even somewhere to put your kids for time-outs !

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    The 8 panel corral thing - you can put it straight and then brace it horizontally (not vertically) with tent poles - probably the extendable aluminium sort depending the chance of being chewed. You might also be able to use lengths of conduit or PVC for the same kind of bracing. But I would just use the corral thing. You don't want the puppy to have a lot of space when you're out and hoping they're sleeping not randomly peeing everywhere. The more space they have the more likely they are to use it as a pee spot.

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