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Large Dog Pen For Bullies

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Large Dog Pen For Bullies.

Many of you know, my dog Atlas is a Pocket Bully. I decided to buy her the large dog pen for Bullies back when she was a pup, because she hated the kennel. I’ve always crate trained my dogs, but she is the only dog that would not take to the crate. Normally in the past, it would take an average of 1-2 weeks for my dogs to get accustomed to the crate during training.

Annie, my oldest that recently passed took 2 weeks to crate train, but she was a very stressed and anxious dog.  She needed a cover over her crate to keep her from seeing anything while she was in there.  Otherwise she would shake, whine and start chewing on the bars and plastic.

Atlas unfortunately, never liked the crate.   I tried, honestly, for weeks.  Out of the 12 dogs I’ve crate trained, Atlas is the only one that wouldn’t take to it.   How do I know?   Even after 2 straight weeks, she would continue to thrash around in the kennel.  She screamed this loud shriek, and she would bark non-stop, but it sounded like she was being injured.

I would put her in there and leave for a solid 20-30 minutes and even after listening through the garage door, downstairs, far away, she would still be making these noises.

Now, I understand the necessity for kennel training a dog – here are a few reasons dogs should be crate trained below.

Reason 1:

During an emergency rises and you have to board your dog, they put them in kennels while they’re at the boarding house. Vets, pet shops, etc., that provide these services do not leave dogs out to just run around. Generally, they let them out sporadically for exercise (at least they should, always check up on this before choosing any boarding services) but the majority of the time, the dog is in a kennel.

If you’ve never kennel trained a dog, then they will have a very hard time with your dog when you drop them off.  Some even require that the dog be kennel trained before you can use their service.

Reason 2:

Dogs that are crate trained actually feel safe in their kennels when they’re anxious, scared or stressed.  My smallest Chihuahua runs to her kennel when she’s feeling stressed and will stay in their until she feels it’s safe again outside.

Dogs should have a safe place to run to when they feel these emotions.   If they’ve never had a kennel they feel safe in, then they can start chewing up the house.  You don’t want that, trust me.

Reason 3:

You have a place for them to be while you’re away at work.  Especially if your dog is a chewer and they’ve destroyed your house in the past.  Maybe you have white carpets – eek.

Dogs should always have a safe place for them to be while you’re away for extended periods of time.

What Did I Do For Atlas?

Now that you know I couldn’t get her to take to the kennel, you’re probably wondering what I used instead.  I couldn’t let her run around the house, especially as a puppy. She would pee and poop everywhere. Not something I wanted to clean up after work.

For Atlas, I found the large dog pen. It’s adjustable, it’s large and it’s not fully enclosed. When I put her in this as a puppy, she was fine. I placed her bed in it, some pee pads at first until she was fully potty trained and she wouldn’t make a sound.

How The Large Dog Pen Worked.

The large dog pen for bullies worked within 2 days.   She stopped wanting to pee on the pee pads as soon as it was set up.   I soon found that she was holding her bathroom in too long, and moved the pen to the dog door so she could go in and out during the day.   Since this pen is movable and adjustable, it was perfect.

This was my best option for Atlas during the day when I had to work. Coming home, she wasn’t stressed out and over-anxious – she actually just slept all day.

Since these are metal, they can be used inside and outside.  They’re a perfect solution to keeping your Bully contained if you need to. I purchased the largest one since Atlas will have puppies here soon, and I plan on using this as the puppy play pen. I don’t want puppies running around peeing everywhere.

Get yours today if you need a great dog pen!   There’re different sizes to choose from, so if you have Exotic’s, no need to buy the largest unless you have several that you want to keep together.

Atlas can jump, so even if I wasn’t going to use it for puppies, I would still need the largest walls to keep her from jumping out. My friend down the street has her brother, and she jumped out of his pen with ease while her brother just watched her wondering if he could do the same. It was pretty funny to watch.

What do you use for your dogs at home? Comment below for others to read!

10 thoughts on “Large Dog Pen For Bullies

  1. Those pens look great! And they are more spacious. I used to crate train my rescue dogs, because I used to foster them before they were sent to their forever homes. They had to travel by plane, so they had to get used to crates. When it was feeding time I always placed their bowls in the crates, they would jump in and eat there, with the door closed. The crates would be there all day long, and the dogs would sometimes go in there and take a nap, so it was a place of comfort and safety. With some it is easier and with others it can be more difficult, 😉
    I also had a pen which was absolutely great for puppies, they could move around in there and play, and it was always beautiful to watch them. Those pens are really very practical.

    1. Christine,

      I’ve never had an issue crate training until Atlas – she’s a very stubborn dog! She loves her pen though, so I’m okay with that, at least she likes that. She’s very well trained now, so I don’t need the pen anymore. I keep it so that when she has puppies, they’ll have somewhere to roam and not pee everywhere.
      How did you like fostering dogs? I’ve had friends do that in the past, and I think it’s great! I live in a very tiny home, so I’m not able to do that. 🙁 Hence why I have 2 small dogs and then my Pocket Bully. She’s small enough that she doesn’t seem like she weighs the 50lbs she does.

      Glad you enjoyed this article!

      Thanks,
      Katrina

  2. Very good and informative article. I don’t have a dog yet. Just bought a house with a backyard so now I can get one. I will definitely keep this article in mind. I’m retired so I don’t go anywhere, but your article is very useful. Thank you for sharing it. I have a site about healthy dog foods if you care take a glance. See my profile page.

    1. Hi Joe,

      I will definitely check it out. I did a long series on dog foods not long ago – I spilled the beans on all the chemicals contained in the vast majority of dog foods. Most are marketed as being very healthy for dogs, when in fact they contain dangerous chemicals in them. I’ll check it though!

      Thanks!

      Katrina

  3. Hi there. Great article! These pens look like a great alternative to crates. I can picture using this indoors also especially for puppies. It looks like they can fold up and can move them out of the way. That is the downside to crates. You can’t hide or collapse a crate! I’m about to expand my family and get a puppy so I’m glad I came across this article.
    Thanks again,
    Jamie L.

    1. Jamie,

      Absolutely! I actually use the pen in my house, well, it’s outside right now to keep my dogs from going poo all over the yard, so they have a small area where they can go so it’s easier to clean up for me. But I’ll get another for the puppies when I breed Atlas in May (or her next heat cycle). But I do plan on putting this by my bed so that I can keep an eye on the puppies at all times, especially at night.

      Thanks for reading this, I’m glad enjoyed this!

      Katrina

  4. What do you mean by crate training? Is this to get them used to a small enclosure before you take them somewhere? Will this cause an animal to be stressed if you leave them in there for a certain time.

    So by kennel training, you try to get them accustomed to being in an enclosure? Would you ever set these up in a house for kennel training?

    Thanks for your suggestions and I will wait for your reply. Brian.

    1. Brian,

      Dogs in general should be crate trained, yes. Training them to understand that a kennel is not a bad thing. Many people don’t think about kennel training their dogs, but what if you have to fly somewhere? Your dog can’t be in the cabin of the plane for most airlines anymore. So, they have to be in a kennel in the luggage area of planes. If your dog isn’t trained that it’s a safe place, then they’re going to have a very, very hard time flying.

      Or, you have to leave unexpectedly for some reason? And you need to board them somewhere? They sit in a kennel in a boarding house for dogs. Not all day mind you, but yes, they sit in a kennel. Even getting fixed at a vet clinic, they sit in a kennel until it’s their surgery time.

      Not kennel training a dog is actually not good for the dog. There are almost always circumstances where a dog will need to be in a kennel, and if they haven’t been trained to do this as a puppy, they will see it as a bad place, they will scream and get anxious, shaky and can actually hurt themselves trying to get out.

      Out of all of mt dogs, I have always “Crate Trained” them. My dogs actually will go to their kennels on their own. I’ve never used it as a disciplinary place, never putting them in there when they’re bad, or go pee in the house, etc. My dogs go to their kennels when they want their safe place, their happy place. Dogs aren’t like humans in this regards, though some people choose to live in cages, which are criminals that choose that life just so they don’t have to be free. But dogs actually like their kennels if they’ve been trained properly.

      And yes, I set them up in my house. The pen is used by my friend down the way to keep his dogs away from their newborn baby. So, they set it up to block the living room because their baby was born at only 3 lbs. The dogs are too hyper to be jumping around their baby.

      I will use the pen when Atlas has puppies. I’ll need to keep the puppies in a safe, confined area, so that they don’t get stuck somewhere and hurt.

      As for kennel training, many people have the plastic kennels, especially for dogs with separation anxiety. My older dog that passed, Annie, needed her kennel when she was young since she had really bad anxiety. She actually only calmed when she was in her kennel with a blanket over the top. When I was getting ready for work, she would go to her kennel without prompting and lay down. Some days I wouldn’t even have to shut the door, just simply put a blanket over it, and when I came home from work she would still be in there.

      There are a lot of reasons to have a pen or kennel for a dog. I don’t need a kennel anymore for my dogs, they’re all fine now, but it helps I’m home all day. But I still use a pen in the yard to keep where they go to the bathroom confined for an easier cleaning for me. Especially since when the snow melts, you’re in for a surprise if they go all over the yard.

      And then again for puppies down the way.

      Hope this answers your questions. Feel free to ask more if you have them.

      Thanks for reading!

      Katrina

  5. These are much better than the enclosed pen. Your pet would still have an awesome time to look at the scenery and not feel locked up. This one I will definitely my brother in Maryland, especially where the temperature is rising to a comfortable degree for them outside.

    As you mention of being a good place to find rest when they are going through emotions, would be ideal because they know that is their space. Great article, and a highly needed item for pet lovers, especially when they come in different sizes. I was wondering, do they have a special cover that you can throw over in case of rain outside?

    1. David,

      Actually, there are some that are enclosed on the site, but I prefer these ones to the enclosed ones myself. There’s no cover for this style I’m afraid. I would imagine that someone could get a large piece of particle board and just lay it across the top. For me though, I actually have this set up in my backyard right outside the dog door. I keep my dogs confined to small space when they go outside so that their “stuff” isn’t all over the yard. I like having a smaller area to clean up versus a really large area. That way, I make it an every other day sort of chore for myself. I learned after years of my dogs getting free roam, that I was tired of the mess every spring when we come into break up, so this last winter, I used this pen and made a 6 foot by 3 foot space for them to use. They simply go in and out of the dog door as they please, but they don’t make a mess of the entire yard. It’s worked wonders, I have to say!

      Thanks for stopping by and reading this! Hope it works out for your Brother.

      Katrina

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