We get asked a lot by our customers about how to find the correct dog playpen for their dog or puppy. It’s not necessarily an easy question to answer. There are a lot of variables that go into finding the right dog playpen for your puppy.
First you need to make sure that the dog pen is of the correct height so that your dog won’t jump out of it. There are a lot of dog breeds that have no problem jumping over a dog playpen. If you have a bigger dog then you’re going to want to get a taller dog pen.
Next, you’re going to want to make sure that the dog playpen is sturdy enough to handle your dog running in to it and trying to escape. This is more of a problem with hyper dog breeds such as a pitbull or a jack russell. We recommend going with a wired dog playpen rather than a plastic one.
Lastly, you’re going to want to make sure that you get a dog playpen that can be expanded. Your dogs, and your family, always has the possibility of growing. Rather than having to buy several dog playpens over their lifetime, it’s much easier to buy a dog playpen that can expand by adding a few extra panels to it. One of the better things that manufacturers are doing is making sure that dog playpens can be expanded. For far too long, manufacturers were making dog playpens smaller on purpose because they wanted to increase sales. When dogs would grow, their owners would have to purchase a large dog playpen. This led to a lot of dog owners spending countless amounts of money on dog playpens. Thankfully, the manufacturers listened and made newer pet pens have attachment panels that you can purchase. This is really great if you have multiple dogs in your family. It’s also great if you have super hyper dogs that need to run around during the day. You can simply buy a lot of extra panels for the playpen and make a huge, safe dog enclosure for them to run around in.
You don’t want your dog to be able to easily escape their dog playpen. As you can see in the above videos, it certainly is possible that your dog escapes. This can lead to injury. Please make sure that you take the time to look at some great reviews for a wonderful dog playpen. Your dog’s life depends on it.