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    Hi All,

    I was wondering what the ideal size for a long-term confinement / play pen would be for a Labrador puppy (8 week) would be? My playpen setup at home has his cage, and a play area of about 120cm x 120cm. This area is in the kitchen, Do you think this would be enough space for him? Personally I feel that it is too confining.

    I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions of where I can purchase a decent play pen? At the moment I have made a make-shift play pen.

    I was thinking of getting something like this:

    PET DOG Playpen Puppy Exercise Fence 8 Panel Enclosure Cage CAT Play PEN | eBay

    Cheers,
    Robbie

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    That will definitely be too small once he is older. I think instead of a pen you need to look into a play run where he has room to run around a little. We were using a 3 x 3m pen for when one of mine use to escape, for short periods of time that was okay but I would probably go 3 wide by maybe 5-6 long??

    What do you mean by long term confinement?

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I have managed to get a new area in the house, which is 3m x 3m

    By long term confinement area, as per Ian Dubnars book, are areas designed so puppies learn where to pee and where to chew, and how to be alone. Basically, a pen like this allows a puppy to make correct choices, and so be successful in achieving appropriate behaviours.

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