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Old 02-25-2012, 10:31 AM
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I have used the plastic gate with my coon hound mix when she was 5 months old. She was able to climb it like a ladder although she never tried to chew it.
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I was hoping someone here might have used one of these and found them sturdy enough to take a puppy putting their paws on it or not being able to chew it, I cant see how she would be able to chew on it but ya never know I guess..she will have lots of chew toys anyways.

You never leave a puppy or dog along with chew toys. Most dog toys come with a warning about this. I really think the dog toys that look like a cute animal is insane! A dog could care less what their toy looks like. They are a choking hazard for dogs. Dogs and puppies are kept in a crate all day and night at shelters. You can buy a good size crate so the puppy will have room to walk and standup. My dog will go into his crate to take a nap when I am home, it like a den to him. I brought a water bowl that attach onto side of the crate so my dog can't knock the water over. How will keep a water bowl in the pen from being knocked over by the puppy?
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You never leave a puppy or dog along with chew toys. Most dog toys come with a warning about this. I really think the dog toys that look like a cute animal is insane! A dog could care less what their toy looks like. They are a choking hazard for dogs. Dogs and puppies are kept in a crate all day and night at shelters. You can buy a good size crate so the puppy will have room to walk and standup. My dog will go into his crate to take a nap when I am home, it like a den to him. I brought a water bowl that attach onto side of the crate so my dog can't knock the water over. How will keep a water bowl in the pen from being knocked over by the puppy?
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I was hoping someone here might have used one of these and found them sturdy enough to take a puppy putting their paws on it or not being able to chew it, I cant see how she would be able to chew on it but ya never know I guess..she will have lots of chew toys anyways.
I would go with one of the ones Tess recommended made especially for puppies. That pen has areas that that I can see where little paws could get stuck. The pen is a great idea though. You will be able to put a potty area in a pen and it also gives them more options for moving around. A puppy can not hold it for 7 hours so the pen is a better option, you don't want them to have to potty where they sleep.
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Fine it is your puppy go ahead and leave it along with no water for a whole day! And a toy that it can pull apart and choke on!
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The problem with plastic is puppies can chew it. You could likely get a similar x-pen made of metal, and made for dogs for not much more money.
That is what I was saying too , I thought the OP meant a playpen and they're all plastic , metal it heavier and would be harder to knock over. I would not leave the x pen outside as the puppy could try to dig it way out from the bottom. My daughter found this out the hard way. Her puppy was able to dig a hole under the fence and get out of the yard.
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I didn't mean outside unattended, guess I should have specified

And its not that hard to spend time watching your pup to figure out what they can pull apart and what they can't, and a bowl with a wide base so it doesn't tip easily.....
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I didn't mean outside unattended, guess I should have specified

And its not that hard to spend time watching your pup to figure out what they can pull apart and what they can't, and a bowl with a wide base so it doesn't tip easily.....
My small dog played in his water bowl and got water all over his crate. The one that hooked on the crate is neat , he loves to drink out of it instead of the bowl on the floor. Ok I understand you now. I was concerns ,,we a have a coyote that come through our yard and I have to be careful as the coyote come out all hours of the day.
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You should read this , it tell about the risks of some dog toys.
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Fine it is your puppy go ahead and leave it along with no water for a whole day! And a toy that it can pull apart and choke on!
I never said I was leaving the puppy without water... the water and food bowl are attached, it is larged and spread out I dont think an 8 week old puppy can tip it over... secondly the pen will be inside..the crate inside the pen opened with her bed inside, puppy pads also inside the pen. From what I heard an 8 week old puppy cant hold its bladder for more than 45 minutes..not 7 hours.. the toys I have for her to chew on while im gone is a kong, a rope and bully sticks (will be discarded when get to small)
She should not be put in a crate closed at 8 weeks old the entire time I am gone at work, she will pee and poop in it and completely ruin the crate training process... that is why I didnt think your post was any help to me.
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