The dog pen is an educational tool that can be used on different occasions. For example, it can be useful when you have just adopted a puppy or when you have guests who have no affinity with our four-legged friends. The Dog Inn dog pen is a new arrival here at Ferplast. Here are the best ways to use it!
Practical uses for the Dog Inn dog pen
1. EDUCATING YOUR PUPPY
In a way, a dog pen can have the same function as a children’s playpen: it is a safe place in which you can leave your furry friend when he’s new to your home, so that he can slowly find his own dimension in the new environment. At the same time, this space is his lair, where he can bark, play and sleep, especially when nobody is available to look after him and where he will never be disturbed. Try to encourage him to enter it by using snacks: at the beginning, when he’s inside, don’t close the door and let him go in and out autonomously, until he gradually feels safe inside it, even with the door closed. In the initial period, try to spend a lot of time with him.
It is a very useful pen for teaching your puppy to recognise the areas in which he is allowed to do his “business” and where it is forbidden, and for getting him accustomed to controlling himself and only doing it when he is out of the house. The special separator allows you to create the perfect space depending on your dog’s size and this is the area in which he will sleep and relax and a place that your furry friend would never consider soiling with his pee.
As a general rule, a 6-week-old puppy can control himself from having to do his business for 4 hours: only let him out on his own when he starts smelling the floor. This strategy will teach him how to plan when to do his “business” based on a schedule, which will remain impressed in his mind for his whole life.
2. MANAGING SPACES
If a dog is too exuberant and he destroys your home as soon as you go out, having a nice pen is the solution to your problems. The pen allows you to limit your dog’s zone of activity to a very defined area and you can put his cushion inside it. Inn addition, you can take advantage of it when you have guests who are afraid of animals. You will see that if you get him accustomed to it from an early age, he will enter the pen on his own and willingly!
3. TRAVELLING WITH YOUR DOG
Dog Inn is ideal for transporting your dog by car. In fact, it has a double door with a safety fastener and can easily be put into the luggage area. If you are staying in a hotel, it will safeguard you from Fido’s possible attacks on the furniture! As it is a familiar place for your dog, it will be sufficient for him to enter inside to feel at home and in a protected place, regardless of where he really is.
Features of the Dog Inn dog pen
Dog Inn is made of strong painted metal and can be adapted to the size of your dog, thanks to the handy internal separator panel included. Of course, it is best to choose the appropriate model based on the size of your four-legged friend:
- Dog-Inn 60 for dogs that reach up to 40 cm in height and 55 cm in length as adults.
- Dog-Inn 75 for dogs that reach up to 50 cm in height and 61 cm of length as adults.
- Dog-Inn 90 for dogs that reach up to 58 cm in height and 76 cm in length as adults.
- Dog-Inn 105 for dogs that reach up to 63 cm in height and 81 cm of length as adults.
- Dog-Inn 120 for dogs that reach up to 71 cm in height and 91 cm in length as adults.
It is made of widely-spaced wire mesh, which allows the correct internal ventilation and makes it possible to keep an eye on your dog at all times. Dog-Inn is very easy to assemble, as it does not require the use various tools and it is collapsible, thus making it easy to transport. There is a door on the side and one on the front, both reinforced with multiple fastening points and with a safety latch. It is easy to clean because the base is made of a polypropylene tray to hold the dirt. To make the pen more cosy and comfortable, two cushions, made of high-tech material or soft eco-friendly fur, can be put inside the pen. Ferplast offers cushions of various types and sizes.