Pet Gear Home 'N Go Pet Pen
Don't waste your money on this
I recieved the dog playpen as a gift. Not too long after my dog was jumping out of the playpen in the middle of the night and ripped apart the mesh lining.
Setting up the playpen was pretty difficult. It wasn't snapping into place and probably took two of us an hour to snap 4 corners in!
This product barely lasted me 3 months...thank god i didn't pay for this!
October 7, 2009
Good idea, BUT.....
This is a wonderful idea however, it is somewhat difficult to collapse all of the way. This wouldn't be that big of a problem if you were to just keep it in one spot. My dog also kept jumping out, so I am unable to use it. But like I said this is a good idea, especially for those who have smaller dogs. Just not for me.
March 21, 2009
An Absolute Lifesaver!
We "unexpectedly" found ourselves with 3 six-week old Cocker Spaniels on the 4th of July (okay, we had planned on 2, but we just couldn't leave the 3rd sister behind), and this playpen was an absolute lifesaver.
It keeps everyone safe and under a watchful eye, as both you and the kids can see through the mesh. The waterproof mat is invaluable, as you can imagine with three new puppies. For ease of cleanup, we opted not to use the soft bed, but rather use double-layer, water impermeable hospital/surgical instrument tray wraps (that the hospital tosses out anyway!) that nicely cover the waterproof mat, and can be immediately picked up and put in the garbage and a fresh one put down.
The pen comes with a generously sized accessory bag that clips onto the outside. The entire pen collapses down and fits into a nice carrying bag...very portable. It sets up/folds down in a minute (after you figure out how because the instructions are pretty useless).
A word to new owners: When setting up, DO NOT lock down the red handles/pedal on the bottom bars before you get the top rails set, or you'll never get the top rails into position. The first step is to YANK up (yes, YANK, don't be shy) one of the folding top rails, then push down gently to lock. Do the same with the other folding top rails (2 rails are stationary; 2 rails fold). Once the 2 top rails are locked, then flip down each of the four red handles/pedals on the bottom rails, and you're in business!
I do wish that the seams on the zippered panel were better secured...the pups like to bite on the seams. We'll see how the pen's construction holds up to 3 growing medium-sized dogs, but the size (3 ft x3ft) will likely see us through housebreaking. I would highly recommend this pen to any new puppy parent.
July 7, 2008
Good..but not for determined pups
Pen is great and was a good solution to give the dog room but not roam the house when we went to work. But the moment we brought my 12lb dog to my mom's house to sit for the week, she figured out the zipper and got herself out. When we clipped the zipper closed, she figured out how to scratch the corner and fray it enough to squeeze herself out of the hole she made. I would still recommend to a friend but maybe for the lazier dog!
May 25, 2008