So I have a metal xpen that I plan on plunking in the barn aisle over the winter while new puppy grows, it’s the same one I used when Wesley was young and not yet allowed to be loose at the barn. My old house layout was easier to watch him as he grew but with new puppy I think an indoor xpen or two would help me as we navigate growing, housebreaking, not being eaten by the Wesley, etc.
Recommendations? I want something that doesn’t require metal prongs to connect the panels because my floors are hardwood. I am probably going to get at least one ground mat for the barn so he isn’t hanging out on cold concrete (winter puppy joys) so I can always get one for the house to protect the floor. Are the plastic xpens too light weight? Will a pad keep it from getting pushed around? He’s an Aussie so he isn’t a giant breed but not exactly a lightweight either.
If you have a suggestion for a crate too… I have a wire crate that is adult size, and it had one of those grow-with-me interior panels that I used when Wesley was a puppy so it wasn’t too big but I don’t know if I’m able to get my hand on it anymore because I haven’t seen it since the last time I used it. But also the wire crate was pretty noisy.