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    Hi-there everyone

    Ollie, Penny and I are moving house soon, which is very exciting. My new house has this wonderful huge lockup garage with remote door.

    When we move in propose to put doggy doors in the laundry and the external door from the garage and set up a little pen for the mutts to corale off an area. This way they can come and go to the yard and have a nice dry secure area in the garage. Also with a pen I won't have to worry about them running out to the car when I come home.

    I have been looking at the various baby play pens that you buy in pieces - he ones which you can add pieces too - in both plastic and wood. Has any body had any experience with these? Do you have a recommendation or can you suggest an alternative?

    Thanks
    Vellela

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    We purchased a play pen last year for Teddy.

    We got it from Pet Goods Direct. And for the smallest size I think it cost us about $75.

    The bigger in size you go, the price rises.

    I can't find a picture of the exact one we bought but this is what it looks like, except ours is green as that is all the PGD had available.



    What makes them better is that you can easily fold them up and put them back in the case they came in, which is portable.


    You can take off the top and leave it open aired so that your dogs can stand up and poke their heads out etc.

    Plus you can leave the doors unzipped, this way they can freely move in and out of the pen.

    I for one would recommend this play pen and it should fit as many dogs as you have in it, but make sure you get a larger size so they have more room.


    A downside is I think you can only get these particular ones at PGD, which is the same as Pet's Paradise I think. You may have to get one online if you can't locate one.

    Let me know if you can't find one and I will post a link.

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    I have a Secura Pens C-Crate they come in all sizes.

    Also if your wanting to add look at the storages places they often have add on things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle View Post
    We purchased a play pen last year for Teddy.

    We got it from Pet Goods Direct. And for the smallest size I think it cost us about $75.

    The bigger in size you go, the price rises.

    I can't find a picture of the exact one we bought but this is what it looks like, except ours is green as that is all the PGD had available.



    What makes them better is that you can easily fold them up and put them back in the case they came in, which is portable.


    You can take off the top and leave it open aired so that your dogs can stand up and poke their heads out etc.

    Plus you can leave the doors unzipped, this way they can freely move in and out of the pen.

    I for one would recommend this play pen and it should fit as many dogs as you have in it, but make sure you get a larger size so they have more room.


    A downside is I think you can only get these particular ones at PGD, which is the same as Pet's Paradise I think. You may have to get one online if you can't locate one.

    Let me know if you can't find one and I will post a link.
    I think I have seen these syles on ebay

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    Yep. you can get them on ebay. I'd suggest that fabric crates are best if you are supervising. If your pups have any toilet accidents in them the smell can be very hard to get out of the seams, causing bad smells and encouraging more accidents. They can also be very quickly damaged if you have a chewer - believe me!!

    These sort of wire ones can be useful, as they can be put up on grass or inside and are easy to keep nice and clean:

    24' x 8-panel pet puppy dog EXERCISE PEN/ Enclosure - eBay Kennels, Dogs, Pet Supplies, Home. (end time 10-May-10 16:16:17 AEST)

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    They are similar to mine Natty, only mine have a wire roof in halves so they can't jump out, usually only put up one half though.

    Totally agree about the chewing, lots on ebay because of that.

    You see a few here and there of the "material" type at the shows, nice and light to carry around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mianco View Post
    I think I have seen these syles on ebay
    Yes you can but as I said in my previous post, that isn't the exact one as I have.

    I was looking at mine earlier and it is a different brand.


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    Don't do it.

    Any sort of wire play pen has the potential to harm your dog if left unsupervised.

    I have a wire one at home but I never, ever leave my puppy in it unless I am in the room. They are very easy for the pup to climb out of and I personally know several dogs that have died from both internal and external injuries from the tops of the wire (yes, even the wire that isn't sharp)

    If you can find or build a solid fence that can be removable (and sturdy)then great, but please do not use wire or mesh.

    Those fabric ones are also great when supervised but terrible if you plan on leaving your dog alone... they are so easy for them to push over and even easier for the wind to catch them if they are outside. (with a small dog of coarse)

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    Gee I don't know of any deaths from the C-crates. My puppies move into them at 4 wks of age and my bitches when in season will also go into them. To me they are similar to a crate.

    But will now look into this further.

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    I'm talking about these kind.
    One's with a wire 'roof' like a crate would be fine.

    A friend had a small dog climb the wire to the top and then got stuck halfway over it, she died before her owner returned home.

    I have also had a puppy climb out but thankfully no injury.


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