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*Pauline*
13th April 2007, 12:13 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rosewood-Dog-p...photohost ing (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rosewood-Dog-puppy-pen-6-SIDES-31H-x-25W_W0QQitemZ270108043631QQihZ017QQcategoryZ20748Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohost ing)


Thanks for looking. :*bay:

cavalicious
13th April 2007, 12:19 PM
For some reason I can't display the website, might just be my internet. Well what you really need are nice tall walls, nothing they can jump over! If Ollie reaches up he can get his feet at the top of his x-pen and it's about a metre tall I think. Give them some space but not too much, they don't really run around and play little games in the x-pens from my experience. Hope I helped! :)

Barbara Nixon
13th April 2007, 12:24 PM
The site isn't displaying, so i can't see the item, but unless it's covered, like a large crate, Dylan will probably climb out of it.

In the days before I got crates, Izzy ,as a puppy, had a pen made from garden trellis panels. Time to put it away was when he climbed out; which he did at quite young age.

Linda
13th April 2007, 01:16 PM
The site is not showing for me either.

If I recall correctly Pauline you are pretty handy, I think I remember you re-doing your floor in your living room.

Anyway my hubby made this xpen for Dudley out of trelis it was much less expensive than buying one.

We had a piece of lineleoun that we placed on the floor, just to give you an idea.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/ddd123/dudleyspen.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/ddd123/dudleyspen2.jpg

*Pauline*
13th April 2007, 02:53 PM
I remember that pen well, with envy, it's lovely. Does your husband fancy coming to England for a short "break"! I can't use a saw so I couldn't make that. :dogwlk:

THE_LYNX_EFFECT
13th April 2007, 03:02 PM
I have re-done the link for you...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rosewood-Dog-puppy-pen-6-SIDES-31H-x-25W_W0QQitemZ270108043631QQihZ017QQcategoryZ20748Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohost ing

Barbara Nixon
13th April 2007, 03:24 PM
Both pens would be very easy for an adult cavalier to climb out of; plenty of footholds. An easy climb could also encourage a dog to try harder barriers.

Linda
13th April 2007, 03:25 PM
Pauline

I also have 4 of those xpens for outside when we go north.

At the moment I have them in my backyard, as here in Toronto at the moment we have tons of muck in the backyard stops the boys from getting into it and then bringing it in the house.:) :) :)

They are good, I join mine all together and make an area for the boys to play in. Although they would much rather be sitting with us on the deck and sit and look at us with the saddest faces as if I have put them in prison.

They are quite pricey over in England, I got all of mine for just over $130.00 Cdn mine are 36" high.

My boys don't climb out of them.

They also sell the white plastic type, I will see if I can find the link for you.:) :)

Kodee
13th April 2007, 03:59 PM
Most people use that type of xpen with success. It depends on the dog whether they will climb out - most dont, but some are monkeys- Kodee can be a horse though ;)

The one in the picture is also very high(48"); ours like that is only 24" tall and has kept kodee who is now 4.5 mths. However, I took mine apart and attached with clips one side the crate and I bring it around and clip the other side to a wall - it makes a cornered off area. That left me a whole side which I use in a "z" effect to block off front door and stairs, plus I move it about sometimes for other areas.

HOWEVER this morning my husband left for work and I was upstairs - she wanted to see me pretty bad as I found her whining at the bottom of the stairs on the other side - gate totally not disrupted an inch. But when Kodee wants to see me nothing is standing in her way. With the hall set up if she really wants out she will do a run jump - but in the crate kitchen set up she does not have enough room and they shake a bit which deters climbing. A 36-48" should be fine for most.

Cathy T
13th April 2007, 05:04 PM
Luckily neither of mine is inclined to escape an x-pen. Have had plenty of visitors who hop right over them though. I think the ones I use are 36" high. But then....remember Jake was the one who couldn't figure out how to get past the tupperware containers to get out of the kitchen :o
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/ctorres/HPIM2070.jpg

Kodee
13th April 2007, 05:08 PM
But then....remember Jake was the one who couldn't figure out how to get past the tupperware containers to get out of the kitchen :o Because he respects his mommy's expectations and figures if you put them there he was to stay there!

Cathy T
13th April 2007, 05:09 PM
Because he respects his mommy's expectations and figures if you put them there he was to stay there!

Oh...I only wish that was the reason;)

Kodee
13th April 2007, 05:14 PM
Oh...I only wish that was the reason;)hush reality is over rated

*Pauline*
13th April 2007, 07:35 PM
I have re-done the link for you...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rosewood-Dog-puppy-pen-6-SIDES-31H-x-25W_W0QQitemZ270108043631QQihZ017QQcategoryZ20748Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohost ing

Oh thank you, I see what I did wrong now. :thnx:

Cathy, I remember that picture. How sweet, Dylan is the same and I didn't need the stair gate we fitted, he won't go up there! xxx

ppotterfield
13th April 2007, 08:01 PM
I have one of the "baby" gates that is affixed to the door by tension only and could very easily be pushed out of the door jam. It is also only 28 inches high. It was in place when Buddy came home to us and he has never tried to push it over (and neither has Hadley who weighs 61 lbs). Both Buddy and Hadley wait patiently on the other side for us to come back. Even when they were younger and loved to torment the cat they would just stare at him through the gate. :thmbsup: It is more a psychological then a real barrier but it works for us I think in large measure because they know nothing different. On the other hand a couple weeks ago when we were at the Dog Park Buddy climbed up and balanced on all fours on the back of a bench trying to reach someone on the other side whom he thought might give him treats! :yikes (Needless to say we have had to "re-direct" big time from any further attempts at such balancing acts.) Bottom line: The x-ens may or may not work depending on your dog and training. Good luck!

Donna27
13th April 2007, 08:12 PM
I went with amazon.com to get an x-pen, they were much less expensive than most other places. I think Fiona's is 6X6, and 36 inches tall. She hasnt been able to escape yet, but she's definitely sneaky. We'll come home and find her sitting on top of her crate in her pen, scheming how to jump! Let me see if I can find a picture of it, and I'll post later.

*Pauline*
13th April 2007, 09:37 PM
Look forward to seeing that Donna. I'll take a look at Amazon now.

It's a little too late for this weekend. I'm pretty sad as my mum changed her mind about doggy sitting a bit late for me to make any other arrangements other than to ask my step mum. But my dad just told me off for asking her. So I miss my friends baptism tomorrow. I should have got the x pen sooner.

George19
13th April 2007, 10:04 PM
Do you have a crate Pauline or a baby gate to leave him in the kitchen?

*Pauline*
14th April 2007, 12:54 AM
I do have a crate but I don't think it's nice to leave him all day in that even if he does get let out a couple of times. My dad (who is also my landlord) never fitted a proper kitchen in here so I put curtains up under the work tops. I think he would get to things or eat the curtains if I left him too long.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/202/458163403_5ccf4fa99d.jpg

Kodee
14th April 2007, 02:26 AM
if that section is all your worried about and can gate the door etc.. then I have 2 ideas. In our laundry room I have a curtain instead of slider doors so to keep Kodee out of all the nice smelly shoes, we put a board (like plexiglass weight) side to side that goes about 2 ft up or use my xpen taken apart and just put against that wall in a z pattern infront of it.

I think I need to take a picture of this odd set up I have - will do soon.

*Pauline*
14th April 2007, 10:25 AM
if that section is all your worried about and can gate the door etc.. .

:lol: :lol: That's just about my total kitchen in the pic!!!

George19
14th April 2007, 05:22 PM
ah, I see your problem with the curtains, I think any dog would be a saint to resist chewing the curtains or what's behind them:(

Kodee
14th April 2007, 07:55 PM
:lol: :lol: That's just about my total kitchen in the pic!!!Hey mine is not much bigger! Then my xpen design might suit you. Just take it apart and use clips like on a dog leash to attach end to a dount screw on side. That way you can put it up when you gone protecting the curtains and take it down and fold when your home. I find it easier as the whole round xpen is a pain to take up and move. Hopefully you only have one door to the kitchen you can gate. Kodee to date doesnt chew chairs or baseboards so it all works. time will tell if she grows into more of a devil later!

Donna27
15th April 2007, 05:50 AM
Pauline,
I finally found a decent pic where you can see our X-pen set up....annnnd unfortunately it's from one of the days Fiona thought it would be fun to completely SHRED her potty pad :mad: grrr...It's also before she chewed off ALL of the pegs that held her crate together, and we came home one day to find her crate completely collapsed. I'm going to let her breeder know that she should maybe invest in sturdier crates, lol. Anyways...this is what ours looks like, and it works pretty well.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c305/dthoffman27/pen.jpg

Kodee
15th April 2007, 06:59 AM
Fiona thought it would be fun to completely SHRED her potty pad :mad: grrr...
Why is it when it happens to me I am frustrated but when I see pictures of it happening to someone else I think "ahh what a cute playful little puppy!" Sorry but she looks like she is having a riot!