Easy to set up. Just fold out and lock into place. We needed a 2nd crate for when we are not home. We have 7 dogs (rescues that never leave). We usually just use crates for puppies since they have a tendency to chew things up. Well the next to youngest was not happy that her kennel was taken over by the newest addition that showed up and was never claimed. While the next to youngest is almost 2 and no longer chews on things she shouldn't, she prefers to be in the kennel when we are gone. She was very happy to again have a kennel all to herself when we are gone for any length of time.