What is the Best Dog Exercise Pen?

When it comes to selecting the best dog exercise pen getting the right one is easy but there are a few things to consider before you purchase.

The Right Pen

Exercise pens are used to contain dogs for short periods of time either indoors or out. Generally made from a metal material they are stable and durable. To choose the right pen for your dog, measure her on her hind legs and select a kennel that is slightly taller (6-12" higher than the dog is tall).

Next, consider where you will put the pen and how many dogs will be contained inside. Although it is not recommended to house multiple dogs in a single pen, some models can be configured to fit several pens together into a single pen. Configurable models will also work better when the pen will be used in multiple settings.

It is also recommended to choose a model that includes a locking devices to inhibit escape.

Although exercise pens provide a safe and secure place for your dog to stay, it is not recommended to keep a dog outdoors inside a pen for a long periods of time and there is no better exercise for your dog than a walk around the neighborhood.