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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 8, 2016
I received this yesterday. I read many reviews before deciding on this one. I'm giving this five stars because it does what I need it to do. I think you have to keep in mind that this is, in fact, a soft-side playpen. If your dog is a chewer and you plan on leaving it unattended for long periods of time, you will probably be dissatisfied with this product. Common sense, however, says you would never put a human baby in a playpen and leave him/her unattended, so why would you do the same thing with a dog?

I have a 10 week old Havanese puppy who is on the go all the time and will chew anything. I don't want to keep her in her smaller sleeping crate all the time, but I can't justify leaving her loose either because of her chewing. We tried a larger wire cage but she got her mouth stuck in it while biting it and I was afraid she'd hurt herself. For me, this cloth one fits the bill. It's the perfect size for her, and it's light weight. Wherever I'm at in the house or the yard, I can easily carry it so that she can see me. She's also a jumper, but the pen is sturdy enough to support her weight. I haven't zipped the top on yet, but the sides are tall enough that even without it she is unable to jump out. I sprayed it with Bitter No Chew (any pet store will have similar products) to help curtail chewing, and put her toys in to entertain her. Because I keep an eye on her, I can also dissuade her when she tries to chew.

I love that it folds flat,which makes it easy to store or pack for travel. I contacted the seller (on a Sunday) to make sure that the bottom is waterproof, and the seller responded the same day that it is waterproof. I think there could possibly be leakage through the zipper, but if you're worried about it, training pads could be placed underneath. Because we are still in the early stages of training, I wanted a removable bottom that could be washed if need be.

I'm not a customer who is concerned that the dog may chew this. The price is such that I don't feel I'm out a whole lot if she does chew it. I'd rather have her chew this than my furniture or cabinetry. She is supervised while in it, and she won't hurt herself as she did with the cage.

UPDATE: My review from a year ago still stands. This was a lifesaver. I eventually had to put the zippered top on to keep her from jumping out, and it worked perfectly. I did end up getting a small tarp to place underneath it to catch any leakage from the zipper around the bottom though training pads worked just as well. It survived a very hyper puppy, and although she no longer needs a playpen because she's mellowed, it is still in excellent condition. Still 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Completely Satisfied: Updated 7/2017
By JMay on July 8, 2016
I received this yesterday. I read many reviews before deciding on this one. I'm giving this five stars because it does what I need it to do. I think you have to keep in mind that this is, in fact, a soft-side playpen. If your dog is a chewer and you plan on leaving it unattended for long periods of time, you will probably be dissatisfied with this product. Common sense, however, says you would never put a human baby in a playpen and leave him/her unattended, so why would you do the same thing with a dog?

I have a 10 week old Havanese puppy who is on the go all the time and will chew anything. I don't want to keep her in her smaller sleeping crate all the time, but I can't justify leaving her loose either because of her chewing. We tried a larger wire cage but she got her mouth stuck in it while biting it and I was afraid she'd hurt herself. For me, this cloth one fits the bill. It's the perfect size for her, and it's light weight. Wherever I'm at in the house or the yard, I can easily carry it so that she can see me. She's also a jumper, but the pen is sturdy enough to support her weight. I haven't zipped the top on yet, but the sides are tall enough that even without it she is unable to jump out. I sprayed it with Bitter No Chew (any pet store will have similar products) to help curtail chewing, and put her toys in to entertain her. Because I keep an eye on her, I can also dissuade her when she tries to chew.

I love that it folds flat,which makes it easy to store or pack for travel. I contacted the seller (on a Sunday) to make sure that the bottom is waterproof, and the seller responded the same day that it is waterproof. I think there could possibly be leakage through the zipper, but if you're worried about it, training pads could be placed underneath. Because we are still in the early stages of training, I wanted a removable bottom that could be washed if need be.

I'm not a customer who is concerned that the dog may chew this. The price is such that I don't feel I'm out a whole lot if she does chew it. I'd rather have her chew this than my furniture or cabinetry. She is supervised while in it, and she won't hurt herself as she did with the cage.

UPDATE: My review from a year ago still stands. This was a lifesaver. I eventually had to put the zippered top on to keep her from jumping out, and it worked perfectly. I did end up getting a small tarp to place underneath it to catch any leakage from the zipper around the bottom though training pads worked just as well. It survived a very hyper puppy, and although she no longer needs a playpen because she's mellowed, it is still in excellent condition. Still 5 stars.
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