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Karlin
21st July 2007, 09:26 PM
I just got a few things that I want to recommend...

Fiirst off, I bought an 8-panel x-pen from Tara and Lisa and WHY DIDN'T I BUY THIS YEARS AGO was all I could think. I got the 30" high pen and it is so EASY to put up, it stores nicely in it's box, you can set up a pen of many sizes and shapes and there's even one panel with a door in the side. I put together two panels, folded it in half and have it stored in the kitchen as it will fold out to gate off the kitchen or stairs in seconds; much handier than my baby gate (or an extra door/stair block if I have the gate up). I can set up a pen to put any dog into in a few minutes and it is easily movable... this is just the best purchase.

http://www.dogtrainingireland.ie/shop/catalog/images/puppy-pen-opt.jpg

Item: http://www.dogtrainingireland.ie/shop/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=239

I also got one of the coloured dog crates/cages made by the same company; folds down flat for easy storage, rust free, and has a front and side door. I was just tired of my ugly Argos crate.

http://www.dogtrainingireland.ie/shop/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=228

A small is large enough for two of mine to sleep in but you can get larger ones and get a divider and then two dogs wuld have separate sections.

Then, over at Zooplus.ie, I got the Dog Brick -- a puzzle for dogs! They all LOVED this -- you put treats behind little sliding doors and the dog has to figure out to slide open the doors. You can combine this with commands like 'wait' 'take it' etc and can also add in blocks of wood that hold the sliding panels shut and adds another task for the dog. Jaspar figured out in seconds that there were treats and was soon sliding open the doors and Leo was delighted to figure out the very basics too. I can't wait to try some more involved tasks with them now! You can also use it with cats or parrots:

http://www.zooplus.ie/shop/dogs/dog_accessories/dog_toys_training/intelligence_games/13171

http://www.zooplus.ie/bilder/dogbrick/1/11666_dogbrick_hund_1.jpg

They also sell a couple of other of this Swedish company's puzzles. This is a perfect toy for Jaspar who likes directed tasks, needs things to do, and doesn't play much with normal toys :rolleyes: It will be fun for the others, too. :)

On the Zooplus weird body parts treats front -- Mine LOVE the dog spaghetti. They also do nice dried tripe as it is thinner and smaller in size than other brands and better for small dogs -- you can easily rip a piece in two lengthwise or trim it if you want an even smaller piece. Also, I got the ostrich tracheas and they are exactly the right size for cavaliers instead of the gigantic ones. They also sell canned pure green tripe, which is really healthy for dogs and they LOVE it.

*Pauline*
22nd July 2007, 01:01 AM
I love the look of all of those. :)

Nicki
22nd July 2007, 09:05 AM
oooh you've been having fun!!

The puzzle looks excellent -I'm not sure Rupert would have the patience, he'd prob try to fling it across the floor to shake the treats out LOL

Can I ask you a quick question about the pen? Does the door go all the way to the bottom, or is there a section they have to step over?

Thanks for sharing these...

casshon
22nd July 2007, 09:29 PM
I also bought the xpen from DTI recently and it's great. You can also clip it on to a crate by sliding the "pins" through the bars - that is what I have done, so they have their bed as well as some outside space.

That puzzle looks great too but it'll have to wait till I get paid again (I spent way too much on the doggies this month :confused:)

Karlin
22nd July 2007, 10:04 PM
Nicki they have to step over a section to get in or out through the door. It opens in the middle of the section.

Jen
10th August 2007, 08:19 PM
I love the DogBrick idea and am looking for it over here. I did a Google search for it, and look what it pulled up--this little Schnauz!! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqfdDfFLhR4

But, I still can't find this toy in the U.S.

Nicki
10th August 2007, 08:24 PM
I managed to find a pen here - sadly it's too expensive to have one sent over from Ireland :(

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MEDIUM-HEAVY-DUTY-DOG-EXERCISE-PEN-puppy-play-pen_W0QQitemZ290143360412QQihZ019QQcategoryZ20748Q QcmdZViewItem

Really pleased with it, it's good and sturdy. I bought the 30" high too as I have some Jumpers LOL

It folds up so is easy to store, and like Karlin's, can be used as an impromptu baby gate!! This one is different from Karlin's - it is hinged so that it folds but can't be used as individual panels - I have puppy panels anyway.

BarbMazz
20th August 2007, 03:37 PM
I would love to find a Dog Brick and some of the other things offered at zooplus, but evidently they don't ship to the US.

I haven't had any luck finding these items on this side of the pond. If anyone in the US knows where I can find the Dog Brick please let me know, okay?

Thanks!

Jen
20th August 2007, 03:56 PM
I'm looking, too and can't find anywhere in the US! :(

Cathryn
20th August 2007, 07:07 PM
I managed to find a pen here - sadly it's too expensive to have one sent over from Ireland :(

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MEDIUM-HEAVY-DUTY-DOG-EXERCISE-PEN-puppy-play-pen_W0QQitemZ290143360412QQihZ019QQcategoryZ20748Q QcmdZViewItem

Really pleased with it, it's good and sturdy. I bought the 30" high too as I have some Jumpers LOL

It folds up so is easy to store, and like Karlin's, can be used as an impromptu baby gate!! This one is different from Karlin's - it is hinged so that it folds but can't be used as individual panels - I have puppy panels anyway.

Thanks for the link Nicki!

I have loads of 24'' high puppy panels but one of my girls needs a 30'' at the very least next time she has babies as she is jumper/climber at those prices no problem, :*bay: here I come again "sigh" don't tell my OH OK folks?? :lol: