Getting pup in 4 weeks so am buying a few things each week in preparation. I'm planning on crate training, space set aside in our large kitchen diner. I would like to buy the equivalent of baby jail for her so I can limit access to other areas at busy times of the day but without her being shut in cage. I'd ideally like something big enough to fit around her crate so she can still go in for a snooze, but can be near me and not stood on whilst I prepare dinner etc. Does anyone have any experiences good or bad or any product suggestions?
I know a stair gate would probably fit the bill, I'm just reluctant to go back to them now the children have outgrown them. I like the thought of being able to pop her in a smaller safe space while I do things like answer front door, take rubbish out etc in the early days. Just don't want to be putting her in and out of crate when I'd rather she chose when to go in. Once routines and boundaries are established I can then ditch the pen and keep the crate.
I have one of these. Mine is bigger than the one shown as you can add panels & get a bigger base. It's really sturdy. I don't use it at the moment as mine are fully grown now but it was very useful when they were puppies. It's This one
Our puppy is 11 weeks old. I wasn't keen on crates so I bought a second hand playpen off FB for £25 it's a baby one not a dog specific one. It's been amazingly useful! She sleeps in there but it's also a safe place to put her if I'm going out or busy upstairs. It's one that also opens out into a room divider.