If you have been creating the perfect oasis for yourself on your back deck, patio, balcony or porch then you will want to include your best friend. But he or she will need their own little oasis so they will hang out with you, not get into the plants, or run off, you want them to be safe. This is when a Iris pet pen will come in very handy.
This is a lightweight yet sturdy heavy duty plastic four panel pet pen that easily clips together and has strong steel door latches to keep them safe.
If you want to spend time on your back deck, patio or any outdoor space but you don’t want to be on constant watch for your dog getting into trouble then the best way to keep him or her safe is to create their own little space. You can start by setting it up and leaving the door open and placing their favourite toys and blanket inside.
This will get them used to the space. Most pets, especially dogs want to spend time with you. They don’t like being left in the house when they can see you in the backyard or on the front porch or where ever your oasis has been created without them. They will bark constantly and this will not help you with your “stress free space” you are trying to create.
Dogs can also get into trouble with flowers, gardens and many potted plants can be dangerous if they nibble at them, so by creating their own portable pet pen with their toys and things to do, you can invite them out with you and relax, which is the whole point of creating your oasis outdoors right?
Iris Pet Pen
What I like about this Iris pet pen, is that it can be used indoors and outdoors to keep your pet safe at night or if you go out. If your dog is not crate trained or simply panicks when locked in a pen, try these tips.
Set up the pen and leave the door open. Place their food bowl in there or a few treats. Don’t watch them, let them simply check it out. Once they get used to the fact that it is a safe space then you can practice closing the door for a little while, then opening it. They will quickly get used to this space as many dogs like having their very own “cave” I know my dogs do.
If you set this portable pet pen in your outdoor space where you are spending your time, then they will relax too. They just want to be with you, but it is not fair to you to have to spend your relaxing time trying to keep them safe, so if you find that your pooch is wining and barking inside when he can see you sitting outside, simply set this Iris pet pen on your patio or deck and they will relax with you.
You can get a mesh roof that is sold separately or you can simply put a table cloth or blanket over the Iris pen if you are concerned about sun or heat.
So consider your best friend when creating your outdoor oasis this year, and you can both enjoy time together.