Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog? Below you’ll find additional information on the AKC’s dog and litter registration. Didn’t find exercise pen you were looking for? Although a dog playpen, or exercise pen, may not be the first thing on your must-have list, this piece of equipment is surprisingly useful.
Like a dog crate, they serve as a way to contain your dog. But unlike a crate, they give him plenty of space to move around and play. We all know puppies must be closely monitored in the house to keep them out of trouble. Dog playpens give your pup room to explore and play safely when you’re busy around the house.
Pens are big enough to put food and water bowls in, as well as your puppy’s favorite toys. Many dogs cannot be allowed outside except on a leash, or they are diggers and their favorite digging spot is the flower bed. It’s a shame to leave your dog indoors on those days you want to work or hang out in the yard. If you set up an outdoor dog playpen, your canine pal can join you. It’s not as much fun as a romp in the park, but it’s better than having him watch you sadly from the window.
Set the pen up where your dog can get some shade and relief from direct sun. If you plan to put his food in the pen, dry kibble is probably best since it will stay fresh longer. Be sure to bring the food bowl inside with you or you may find some unexpected critter guests. Make sure he has plenty of fresh water. Exercise pens are great for traveling with your dog. Whether you’re camping, visiting the beach, or staying in a hotel, a dog playpen is an efficient way to manage your dog. Since most pens fold flat, they’re easy to pack and store.