How to Build a Puppy Play Pen

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Puppies of all breeds can be rambunctious, especially during their first year. Their high energy levels and curiosity can get them in trouble. By building a puppy play pen, you can keep your puppy safe and happy. Build a puppy play pen that is easy to move, take down and add on to with PVC pipe.

Things You'll Need

  • PVC pipes
  • PVC pipe cutter
  • Marker
  • PVC crosses
  • PVC corners
  • PVC T-connectors
  • Mallet
  • Newspapers
  • Blanket
  • Dog bed
  • Place mat
  • Measure the PVC pipe. You want an equal number of 35-inch pieces and 46 1/2 pieces. Each layer of play pen will need two of each sizes. Mark your PVC pipe with a felt marker. Cut the PVC pipes with your pipe cutter.

  • Attach a PVC cross to each end and a PVC corner to the crosses. Set the first layer on the floor to make sure that it is stable. Use a mallet to tap the corners and the crosses.

  • Build on each layer that you make. The top layer should have T-connectors instead of crosses.

  • Place your play pen in its designated area. Set newspapers down at the bottom. Give your puppy an old blanket or dog bed to stay warm. Lay a place mat down for water and food so it won't get the newspaper wet.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add on to your puppy's play pen as it gets older.
  • Don't set up your play pen in a sunny area; the puppy could become dehydrated.

References

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