Playpen for puppies when company's over.
2. Have a quiet, safe space prepared for your new dog in advance. A playpen or puppy pen is ideal for a puppy or small dog, and allows him to be confined quietly, but still in your company. (See “,” WDJ January 1999). Another alternative is a dog-proofed room such as a laundry room.
My question is, should i just invest on a crate for night sleep. I bought the playpen because i leave him to work and he needs bigger place to play... This puppy is different for some reason, he doesnt whine much when i go, he doesnt cry on his first day, i have to say he is very independent for a puppy (or its just me not understanding a puppy body language)
When using an outdoor play pen, puppies or dogs should never be left in direct sunlight because of the risk of overheating. Fresh water should always be available and the puppy should have a shaded area. Dry food may be preferable to canned as the latter tends to dry out quickly and spoil. However, expect critters to show up if your puppy does not eat its kibble right away. This depends on the size of your dog. A husky, for example, will be able to jump out of even a large dog playpen. A puppy play pen will be significantly smaller in size compared to a pen designed for a larger dog.The IRIS Plastic Pet Playpen is almost an ideal indoor/outdoor playpen for puppies and smaller dogs. It’s a bit light and small for animals with some real size to them, but the plastic won’t scratch your floors but will still hold up to the weather quite well. It’s also available in quite a few colors.Puppy play sessions are crucially important. Play is essential for pups to build confidence and learn canine social etiquette, so that later on as socialized adult dogs they would much rather play than either fight or take flight. If not sufficiently socialized as puppies, dogs generally lack the confidence to have fun and play as adults. Moreover, once they are fearful or aggressive as adults, dogs can be difficult to rehabilitate. Luckily, these potentially serious problems with adult dogs are easily prevented in puppyhood, simply by letting puppies play with each other. So give your puppy this opportunity. It's not fair to condemn your dog to a lifetime of social worry and anxiety by denying him the opportunity to play during puppyhood.Taking care of puppies is a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Yes, cuddling and playing with puppies all day is as fun as it seems and our new puppy playpen makes it easy to keep track of all these little guys.