The Top 5 Bestpet Playpens

Want a quick to install, easy to move playpen? Look no further than these Bestpet playpens. We’ve reviewed the top 5 models for all types of dogs.

The 5 Best Bestpet Playpens

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Best Selling Heavy Duty Bestpet Playpen for Dogs – Top Pick

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BestPet Pet Playpen Dog Kennel 8 Panel Indoor Outdoor Folding Metal Portable Puppy Exercise Pen Dog Fence,24",32",40" (40", Black)
  • 【A LARGE SECURE AREA】Our puppy playpen is great and keeps your pets safe from others, plenty of room for your pets and the sides of dog playpen are tall enough for a small child to reach into the enclosure. Have peace of mind to contain your pet within the enclosure. You can connect more pet playpen together to cover a larger area. puppy playpen dog playpen pet playpen
  • 【CHANGE THE SIZE WITHOUT ANY TOOLS】Our puppy playpen design allows for multiple shape configurations to meet your needs, such as the shape of rectangle, square or octagon. This dog playpen will be ideal for any pet lover. If you have any questions about our pet playpen, please feel free to contact us. puppy playpen dog playpen pet playpen
  • 【EASY TO SETUP】This dog playpen is a must have for any dog lovers. Quality of our pet playpen constructed with simple assembly instructions will set up in minutes. Our puppy playpen assembles and comes down quickly which is very important as you don't want to be wasting tons of time while enjoying time off. dog playpen pet playpen puppy playpen
  • 【PERFECT TO INDOOR AND OUTDOOR】Our dog playpen constructed from sturdy heavy duty rust resistant metal for increased longevity and durability. Durable puppy playpen great for indoor or outdoor use. Our pet playpen is your best choice! dog playpen puppy playpen pet playpen
  • 【GREAT FOR CAMPING】Our puppy playpen no tools required. Once you’re done, the pet playpen quickly collapses for convenient storage. our dog playpen light weight and collapsible design makes it ideal for travel and camping. puppy playpen pet playpen dog playpen

What We Like

  • Well Constructed
  • Simple to Erect, Super Easy to Setup
  • Love the large area to run and lounge
  • Makes easy dog runs
  • Great for RV camping
  • Not knocked over by winds easily
  • Easily combines with more panels to make larger areas
  • Comes in tall sizes for Great Danes and tall dogs

What We Don’t Like

  • Paint flakes
  • Rods can bend if not careful
  • Not good for jumping puppies – legs get stuck between panels

Best Extra Large Playpen for Big Dogs or Multiple Dogs

BestPet Dog Pen Extra Large Indoor Outdoor Dog Fence Playpen Heavy Duty 16/8 Panels 24 32 40 Inches Exercise Pen Dog Crate Cage Kennel (32" W x 40" H 16 Panles)
  • ✔【A LARGE SECURE AREA】Our puppy playpen is great and keeps your pets safe from others, plenty of room for your pets and the sides of dog playpen are tall enough for a small child to reach into the enclosure. Have peace of mind to contain your pet within the enclosure. You can connect more pet playpen together to cover a larger area. puppy playpen dog playpen pet playpen
  • ✔【CHANGE THE SIZE WITHOUT ANY TOOLS】Our puppy playpen design allows for multiple shape configurations to meet your needs, such as the shape of rectangle, square or octagon. This dog playpen will be ideal for any pet lover. If you have any questions about our pet playpen, please feel free to contact us. puppy playpen dog playpen pet playpen
  • ✔【EASY TO SETUP】This dog playpen is a must have for any dog lovers. Quality of our pet playpen constructed with simple assembly instructions will set up in minutes. Our puppy playpen assembles and comes down quickly which is very important as you don't want to be wasting tons of time while enjoying time off. dog playpen pet playpen puppy playpen
  • ✔【PERFECT TO INDOOR AND OUTDOOR】Our dog playpen constructed from sturdy heavy duty rust resistant metal for increased longevity and durability. Durable puppy playpen great for indoor or outdoor use. Our pet playpen is your best choice! dog playpen puppy playpen pet playpen
  • ✔【GREAT FOR CAMPING】Our puppy playpen no tools required. Once you’re done, the pet playpen quickly collapses for convenient storage. our dog playpen light weight and collapsible design makes it ideal for travel and camping. puppy playpen pet playpen dog playpen

What We Like

  • 16 panel set for larger pens
  • Ease of setup
  • Smooth, solid panels
  • Great for Camping
  • Works for larger dogs (must be trained not to jump fence)
  • Study construction
  • High quality panel finish

What We Don’t Like

  • Beware of puppies jumping and getting legs stuck between panels
  • Door latch catches the wire frame
  • Thin stakes bend easily if not careful

Best Indoor Playpen for Puppies

BestPet 36" Tall Dog Playpen Crate Fence Pet Kennel Play Pen Exercise Cage
  • ✔【STURDY AND DIFFERENT SHAPES METAL DOG FENCE】:The dog playpen made of high-strength solid wire,8-Panel pet fence design allow to configure into multiple shapes, pet fence to hold firmly to the ground while being used outdoors.Dog fence dog playpen exercise playpen for dog.
  • ✔【 ANTI-RUST METAL EXERCISE PET PEN】: Epoxy coating finish extends the life of the pet playpen and provides resistance against rust, corrosion, and fading, even in the most extreme climates. The dog fence is easy to clean and doesn't take up a lot of time. Pet fence with door pet exercise pens pet fence.
  • ✔【EASY ASSEMBLY AND FOLDABL EDOG PLAYPEN】: This dog playpen does not require any tool assembly, dog fence can be deployed directly. It only takes a few minutes.The dog fence is folded for easy storage and travel.Dog fence pet playpen for dogs portable pet playpen.
  • ✔【SAFE AND COMFORTABLE PLAYPEN AREA】: Pet exercise pen works great as a puppy playpen or as an exercise area for non-climbing small animals including Rabbits, Ducks, Turtles & Guinea Pigs. Pet freely enjoys exercising & playing In pet playpen, importantly, owner do not need to gaze them all the time if busy.Pet fence dog exercise pen dog playpen.
  • ✔【Convenience for pets to enter and exit】: the step door of Pet Playpen allows for comfortably walking through, fence doors won't hurt your pet. Dog fence with 2 latches for double security even if you have a naughty pet.Dog playpen with door pet fence dog exercise playpen.

What We Like

  • Tall so it’s hard for puppies to jump out
  • Tops are straight and flush – jumping puppies don’t get their legs caught
  • Wide spaced horizontal wire so it’s hard for puppies to climb
  • Multi-use – use it to keep cats away from Christmas Tree
  • Light Weight – move it easily
  • Folds easily
  • Adjusts to many shapes
  • Good for rabbits, chickens, and ducks
  • Best used indoors or for short bursts outdoors

What We Don’t Like

  • Light Weight – easy for larger puppies to move (train them against this by attaching the base to the floor or adding weights to the base)
  • No door
  • Doesn’t work well outdoors permanently – rusts easily

Best 40″ Heavy Duty Bestpet Playpen for Tall Dogs

BestPet Heavy Duty Pet Playpen Dog Cat Fence B Exercise Pen, 40'' H x 31'' W (40-Inch)
  • ✔【A LARGE SECURE AREA】Our puppy playpen is great and keeps your pets safe from others, plenty of room for your pets and the sides of dog playpen are tall enough for a small child to reach into the enclosure. Have peace of mind to contain your pet within the enclosure. You can connect more pet playpen together to cover a larger area. puppy playpen dog playpen pet playpen
  • ✔【CHANGE THE SIZE WITHOUT ANY TOOLS】Our puppy playpen design allows for multiple shape configurations to meet your needs, such as the shape of rectangle, square or octagon. This dog playpen will be ideal for any pet lover. If you have any questions about our pet playpen, please feel free to contact us. puppy playpen dog playpen pet playpen
  • ✔【EASY TO SETUP】This dog playpen is a must have for any dog lovers. Quality of our pet playpen constructed with simple assembly instructions will set up in minutes. Our puppy playpen assembles and comes down quickly which is very important as you don't want to be wasting tons of time while enjoying time off. dog playpen pet playpen puppy playpen
  • ✔【PERFECT TO INDOOR AND OUTDOOR】Our dog playpen constructed from sturdy heavy duty rust resistant metal for increased longevity and durability. Durable puppy playpen great for indoor or outdoor use. Our pet playpen is your best choice! dog playpen puppy playpen pet playpen
  • ✔【GREAT FOR CAMPING】Our puppy playpen no tools required. Once you’re done, the pet playpen quickly collapses for convenient storage. our dog playpen light weight and collapsible design makes it ideal for travel and camping. puppy playpen pet playpen dog playpen

What We Like

  • Heavy duty steel construction
  • 40 inch version is great for bigger dogs like labs
  • Great as a temporary backyard fence
  • Sturdy
  • Multi-use
  • Easy to Install
  • Easy to move and reshape, even when used as a backyard fence

What We Don’t Like

  • Small door
  • Rusts easily – add Rustoleum paint if you intend to use it long-term outdoors
  • Steel stakes are thin – use rebar instead for long-term outdoor staking

Best Covered Playpen for Cats, Chickens, Rabbits, Ducks and Small Animals

BestPet 8 Panel 24" Pet Playpen w/Door & Cover Rabbit Enclosure
  • Keeps pets cool ,Lightweight and portable
  • Easy to setup and no tools required,Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use
  • Can be setup with different shape (rectangle or hexagon)
  • Sturdy steel frame to give the most strength,One panel has a door for easy in and out for the pet
  • Dimensions: 24"(L) x 24"(H) for each panel, 8 panel total

What We Like

  • Covered so it keeps cats from getting out
  • Covered so it provides shade and some rain protection
  • Covered so it prevents hawks, coyotes, and foxes from getting in (be sure to add chicken wire along the ground along the base on the outside to prevent them from digging under)
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to move – give fresh grass to chickens, ducks, and rabbits by moving it daily
  • Great daytime outdoor play pen

What We Don’t Like

  • No installation instructions
  • Cover isn’t perfectly waterproof
  • Cover is sometimes too small

FAQ

Are Dog Playpens A Good Idea?

Absolutely! We love dog playpens for the following reasons:

  • Gives them a safe place to hang out outdoors (or indoors)
  • More room than a crate
  • Easy to take RV or car camping
  • Prevents them from running off or bothering other dogs at a campground
  • Closed top playpens are good for cats, rabbits, chickents, and small animals
  • Closed tops protect pets and animals from hawks, coyotes, and foxes

Playpens aren’t so great for the following:

  • Open tops require monitoring – predators can get in
  • Open tops require training – puppies can jump out or sometimes get their legs stuck at the top
  • Uncoated models can rust
  • Anchors are better suited for temporary use. Permanent install requires rebar or permanent anchors
  • Needs anchors indoors – bigger dogs and bigger puppies can push most light weight models around

Is It Ok To Leave A Puppy In A Playpen?

If you have the right model and you’ve tested it with your puppy you can leave them in it. Beware of a few dangers of leaving puppies in a playpen:

  • Puppies will try to jump out.
  • Jumping puppies can get their feet stuck between panels in some models with curved panel top corners.
  • Bigger puppies can push models without around.
  • Puppies can be attached by hawks, coyotes, or foxes if left alone in an uncovered, untested outdoor playpen

If you get the right playpen for the right indoor or outdoor use and if you test it and monitor your puppy for a few days then it can be safe to let them stay alone for longer periods of time.

Playpens are not a set it and forget it option for puppies.

What Size Dog Playpen Do I Need?

For larger dogs and puppies be sure to get a model with 40 inch tall panels.

Smaller dogs and puppies can use the typical 24″ tall panels.

Jumping puppies should have models with flush, straight cornered panels. Curved corners on the top can accidentally catch a puppies paw if they jump.

Small animals, cats, chickens, rabbits, and small dogs should have covered playpens if used outdoors to protect them from sun, rain, and predators.

What To Do If Puppy Cries In Playpen?

If you’re puppy cries or whines in the playpen then you need to introduce them to it a bit slower. Follow these steps to make sure your puppy feels happy and comfortable in a new pen.

  1. Keep the gate to the playpen open at first
  2. Go inside the playpen and invite your dog in. Offer them a treat when them come in. Leave the playpen, wait a minute, then repeat. Do this in small 5 minute training sessions.
  3. Feed them inside their playpen
  4. When they start to go in naturally to eat close the door but stay in the room or nearby. Wait a few minutes then open the gate. Repeat this and gradually lengthen the time left in the crate.
  5. Repeat step 4 but walk away so you can’t be seen or heard for 30 seconds. Repeat for 1 minute. Increase the time. Do this in small 5 to 15 minute training sessions.
  6. Keep increasing the duration until they don’t whine when they are inside and alone for 30 minutes. It’s best to wait nearby so you can hear them if they whine. Treat, lengthen the time, and repeat.
  7. Keep feeding them inside the playpen. Just like with crate training you want them to treat the playpen as a safe home-like location.

Here are a few signs that they are happy in their playpen:

  • Tail wagging
  • Alert, tilting head
  • Ears in neutral position
  • Playful jumping (not escape jumping)

How Long Should I Keep My Puppy In A Playpen?

If you’ve properly trained your puppy and the playpen is safe you can leave them in the playpen through the night or while you are away at work. Before leaving them for long periods do the following:

  • Ensure the playpen is safe. Small jumping puppies should have playpen panels with straight not curved corners. That prevents them from catching their feet if they jump between panels.
  • Outdoor puppy playpens need covers to protect them from rain, sun, and predators.
  • All puppies need playpen training. See the section above for instructions. Once they can stay in the playpen for 30 minutes alone without whining, barking, or growling then you can work on longer periods of time.