I wasn't sure at first how this was to be put together but when I opened the box it is all together so just pick a site you want it, set it up then there are 4 attachments to put at the end to attach all 8 panels together, after that they give you 8 stakes to put over the bottom of each panel to anchor in the ground. I put this next to my patio as a potty training area for my little Westie. I added playground sand so it was easier to clean up the feces as well as easier for her to urinate and it not be just sopping wet. I will add more sand in another month as it has worked out so well. She has been doing the exercise pen for 2 weeks now and sits at the back door to go out and she almost immediately does her business in the pen and I open the gate to allow her to walk out on her own. I urge anyone trying to train their puppy or adoptive dog that has been in a cage on concrete to do this besides putting gates up to contain them to one area in the home . It has made play time outside just that play time and then when I put her in her exercise pen she goes then she knows she is allowed out to play. It really has been a life saver. So for small dogs or puppies, adoptives, or dogs that are hard to train, get an exercise pen their size to train them, they are in the pen and you can rest that they cannot get away from it. So buy one for their size. It anchors down so it doesn't give or blow away if the puppy jumps up on it. I crate trained her from the day I came home. Crate training in a quiet area helps them control bladder for training. She is in 8 hours through the night as well if I have to do errands. She was 3 mos old when I got her she is 4 months old now.
I am very happy with the price and quality of this pet exercise pen. It is heavy enough that it doesn't get knocked over and my dog can't escape, but it is not too heavy to set up or take down. I picked this pen because it looked like it was white, which I thought would be pretty in the house (I have seen white playpens before), but it turned out to be a silver metal. It still looks nice but not as stylish. I also picked this pen because it has a door for easy access for my pet. The door is a wonderful convenience! The pen arrived exactly as described and I couldn't have bought one at the store for this price!! I bought this as a gift for my daughter and had it delivered to her house in a different state. Thank you Overstock.com for making this an easy purchase!
We bought this pen for our Cockapoo puppy who currently squeezes through our fence. It's easy to pick up and move and take to the grandparents. We have used it indoors and out and it is great!
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