Play areas in your home allow puppies and small dogs to be active while being contained in one area. Dedicate a section of a room for the play area, but take steps to protect the floor underneath. Keep the mess from dogs, especially puppies that aren't house-trained, to a minimum with special flooring.
Things You'll Need
- Circular baby gate or dog pen
- Large piece of cardboard
- Linoleum tiles with a sticky backing
Assemble a circular, enclosed baby gate or dog pen. Ensure that the walls of the gate are high enough to contain your puppy.
Cut or create a piece of cardboard that is slightly larger than the play area space. A discarded box from a washer or dryer would be ideal.
Attach the linoleum tiles to the cardboard until the entire surface is covered. The linoleum will provide an easy-to-clean surface and protect the floor underneath.
Place the cardboard floor underneath the gate. Add toys and a blanket during play time.