Isabel’s owners tried a playpen to keep her safe in the front of the house, but that didn’t stop her from running around.
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Is a playpen good for a puppy?
Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time for any pet owner. There are so many things to think about, from what kind of food to buy to where the pup will sleep. One important decision is whether or not to use a playpen. Some people swear by them, while others find them confining and prefer other options. So, what’s the right answer?
It really depends on the individual pup and his or her personality. Some pups are perfectly content in a small space and will happily stay in a playpen while their owners are away. Others become restless and destructive if they’re cooped up, and may be better off with more space to roam. If you’re unsure whether a playpen is right for your pup, it’s best to talk to your veterinarian or another pet professional for advice.
No matter how many times you tell them not to, puppies will always try to escape from their playpens. It’s just in their nature to explore and roam, and a playpen can often seem like more of a challenge than a safe place to stay. If your puppy is a particularly determined escape artist, there are a few things you can do to try and contain them. First, make sure that the playpen is securely assembled and that there are no loose panels that they can push out. Secondly, try adding some toys or chew bones to the playpen to keep them occupied. And finally, if all else fails, you may just have to resign yourself to the fact that your puppy is going to be one adventurous dog.