It’s natural for puppies to have this mischievous energy and curiosity to explore their surroundings. However, these traits can also get them into trouble, which is why as a pet parent, dog playpens are an important accessory that can make it easier and more manageable to have a furry companion.
If you’re looking for dog crates and playpens, visit eDog and choose from our different types of dog enclosures, which are excellent tools for providing a safe and comfortable environment to your pups. We also offer a wide range of barking collars, toys like puppy heartbeat toy, dog grooming kit, anti-anxiety solutions like snuggle puppy, GPS dog tracking technology, dog slow feeder bowls, and dog leash and other accessories.
Continue reading below to learn more about playpens for dogs and how they are an essential tool for preventing problematic behaviours such as chewing and other house-training accidents. Take note that dog enclosures come in different sizes, materials, shapes and designs to accommodate you and your pup’s needs.
What is a dog playpen?
Dog playpens are enclosures designed to give your pups enough room to play and ‘exercise’ safely. However, they can also serve as a safe space where they can eat without distraction or interference with other pets.
If you have recently adopted a puppy or you just moved to a new home, play pens for dogs can help your furry companions feel more secure in their new surroundings.
But don’t think that dog playpens are only for your dog; they are also for your convenience. For instance, if you need to do something (like cook and clean), putting your pups in a containment area will allow you to focus on whatever you’re doing rather than supervise them or ‘puppy-proof’ your entire house.
Some people use dog playpens and crates interchangeably, although they have different uses.
Dog playpens are larger than crates. In terms of design, they are almost similar to a child’s playpen – spacious enough for your dogs to play and move around. Additionally, most of them don’t include a top, so you want to make sure that you choose something that is tall enough to keep them from jumping out of their enclosure. For this reason, some people prefer having a covered pet pen.
Most dog playpens also have wire or slatted sides so your puppies can see and hear what’s going on in their surroundings.
By contrast, dog crates are smaller than playpens. They are basically a box with a bottom, a top, and enclosures on both sides; this design makes them ideal for veterinary visits, car travels, and emergency situations. Take note that most evacuation centres require dogs to be crated, so it’s always good to have one at hand during emergencies.
Because dogs naturally ‘hold it’ when they are confined in a small space, a crate, also called kennel, is important in potty training in which they are taken out every fifteen to thirty minutes until pet owners figure out their dogs’ patterns.
Both dog playpens and crates are equally important to any pet parent.
What are the benefits of a dog playpen?
Dog playpens provide benefits that make pet ownership fun and stress-free. Read the top reasons why these enclosures are a must for any pet parent out there.
Portability. Most dog playpens are foldable and come with easy assembly-and-disassembly design that makes them a perfect travel companion. Whether you’re spending time with your pup in a park, an RV campsite, or your friend’s backyard, a portable puppy pen can always come in handy.
Anti-anxiety. If you’ve just recently adopted a pup or you are settling in your new home, dog playpens can help keep dogs feel safe in their new environment. The ideal pen should have a semi-open, see-through design so they can still observe their surroundings.
More space. Compared to cages, dog playpens give pets more room to play and move around. Just make sure that you buy the right size for your pups or perhaps a bigger one if you need to put more than one dog in the enclosure.
How to choose the right playpen for your dog?
Here are some things to look for when looking for dog playpens. You can also visit eDog and choose from our premium pet enclosures fashioned from durable and safe materials.
Appropriate size and height. Whether you’re looking for small dog playpens or enclosures for your giant breed dogs, make sure that these are tall enough to prevent your pets from jumping out, and big enough for them to move around without bumping into the sides.
Durable materials. At eDog, our playpens are made of heavy-duty, weather-resistant metal frames designed to withstand rough treatments like chewing and other unruly puppy behaviours.
Customisable. eDog also provides dog playpens that can be configured into a wide range of shapes, thanks to their steel frame panels with bolt latches.
Easy to set up. Look for an enclosure that comes with easy-to-use bolt latches that allow quick and stress-free assembly.
Now that you know what to look for in dog playpens, visit eDogs and choose from our premium pet enclosures designed for indoor and outdoor use. Shop now!