The number one, hyperactive, knucklehead puppy.
May 12, 2014 10:11 AM Subscribe
I have a ten month old, 17 pound, hyperactive puppy. I also live in a city apartment. I am considering getting an indoor exercise pen to supplement the crate. Can anyone offer experience or advice?
posted by J. Wilson to Pets & Animals (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Puppy loves to chew, and when she is not occupied chewing toys or bones, she loves to chew on the furniture. This makes near-constant supervision necessary. When I can't supervise, whether because I need a break, I'm sleeping, or I'm away at work, the dog has to be in her crate.
While puppy is adequately crate trained in general, she has a nearly unlimited supply of energy. She goes to daycare once a week, dog parks on weekends, and walks during the week. Still, she has a lot of energy.
So, I'm wondering if an x-pen could help, either when I need some a break from our "puppy, no! stop destroying the couch!" time, or when I am away during the day. This would let her have more freedom of movement; if not the same as running around and wrestling at the dog park, at least it would offer more than a crate.
I am concerned that she might be able to hop it (puppy is a strong jumper), that she might be able to knock it over, or that it would not function well inside an apartment.
Can anyone recommend a particular x-pen? Can anyone describe their experience with these kinds of things? Is there anything I'm overlooking?