Oxgord Dog Animal Heavy Duty Playpen Review
The Oxgord Dog Animal Heavy Duty Playpen is a metal fence intended to keep dogs and other pets fenced in for a variety of activities and training methods. The collapsible playpen is easy to set up and break down so you can take it on-the-go wherever you take your pets, whether that’s in an indoor or outdoor setting.
The playpen comes with anchor support for additional sturdiness in outdoor settings, and is coated with rust-resistant coating material to ensure longevity, even with outdoor use.
Fully built, the Oxgord Playpen has a diameter of 73 inches, and comes in three different heights to fit within the activity-level and size of the dog, ranging from 24 inches to 32 inches and 40 inches, and prices increase based on the height. One set comes with eight panels that are 24 inches wide each.
The playpen can be configured in various shapes to fit within the area you designate for your dog. If you need a larger space than the 73 inches that one product creates, you can always purchase multiples and join the panels together to create an even larger space for your pets. The playpen features an easy-access swinging gate that you can use to step in and out of, and a double lock system to ensure your dog doesn’t escape from the space.
This Oxgord Dog Animal Heavy Duty Playpen review will evaluate five features that are important to look at in choosing a playpen for your dog: functionality, ease of use, longevity, versatility, and price.
Overall, the Oxgord Dog Animal Playpen gets the job done that it’s intended to do. It will keep most dogs restricted to the space you designate it to stay, and it’s convenient for you to take around places and breakdown and set up the playpen area. Since they offer multiple heights, you can most likely find a play pen that will keep even larger dogs or very active dogs that can jump pretty high within the confined spaces of the crate.
Most owners of this playpen were happy with their purchase and noted that their dogs were much happier in this playpen than they would have been had they were confined into a small crate space. The Oxgord Dog Playpen is made with heavy duty metal, which means it’s really sturdy and strong.
Unless you have a large for or one that is really determined to push this playpen down, you can rest assured your dog most likely won’t be able to escape by knocking down the pen.
Ease of Use
When choosing a dog playpen, it’s important to consider the ease-of-use factor for you as the user.
The Oxgord Dog Animal Playpen definitely keeps this in mind, making it quick and easy for you to set up and take apart, so you can take the playpen really anywhere you take your dogs. The playpen folds flat for convenient traveling or storage, and doesn’t need any extra tools to get setup, so you can get it up and going right away.
Since the Oxgord playpen is adjustable and you don’t have to use all the panels to create a boundary for your dog, you can always create a smaller area and make the process even quicker if you don’t need the entire 73 inches to work with.
The metal material that makes up the Oxgord Dog Animal Playpen, along with the rust resistant coating that they paint on top of the material, is essential to the longevity of this playpen.
The metal makes it very sturdy and strong, and ensures that it won’t get damaged by energetic dogs playing and bumping around in the space. If you’re going to be using it outdoors frequently, the playpen does have a coating that it claims will prevent rusting on the crate.
Most owners reported being able to use the Oxgord Playpen for a long time, despite multiple break downs and set ups and both indoor and outdoor use.
If you’re on the market for a dog playpen, you’ll most likely want to find something you can use in multiple situations and surroundings. Versatility of a playpen is important, especially for those who need the playpen to function in various conditions.
The Oxgord Dog Animal Playpen is well-suited for this type of versatility because of its easy setup/breakdown process, and because it can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. The sturdy rods that hold the cage panels together have stakes on the bottom that are longer than most other options out on the market, which means a greater ability to get grounded in outdoor settings.
The Oxgord Playpen is also versatile in the you can use fewer panels for smaller areas, making it easy for you to configure the area you set up for your dogs based on the location and space permitted.
Now, let’s talk money. Dog playpens can get really pricey, especially for larger and taller ones intended for bigger dogs.
Compared to others on the market, the Oxgord Dog Animal Heavy Duty Playpen is pretty affordable, especially for the sturdiness and ease of use that comes with this model.
Given the longevity of this playpen and the flexible configuration this model can provide, this is a great buy that will give your dogs plenty of room to move around in while making it easy for your to restrict access to anywhere you don’t want your pups getting in to.
Since the Oxgord Dog Playpen is made with heavy duty materials, it’s going to have an effect on overall weight. At about 35 pounds, it’s definitely not the lightest option out there, especially for those who want to use a playpen in a very mobile way.
And while it does fold flat, it’s not going to be as compact as some of the less robust options out there. However, you are paying for the sturdiness factor with total weight. This is a decision you’ll have to make based on how you intend to use the playpen and what factor is more important to you in choosing the playpen that is right for you.
The Oxgord Playpen may not be the best option if your sole purpose is to use this in an outdoor setting.
While the flexibility is great to have for multiple uses, if you’re only planning on keeping it outside, the metal material will eventually rust if you don’t apply an anti-rust coating once in a while. The coating that’s on the metal material will eventually wear off, so be aware of that drawback and make your decision based on your intended use and needs.
Possibility of Escape
If you have an escape artist on your hands, any playpen in general probably won’t be able to keep the dog in, and the Oxgord Playpen presents that same issue. Some owners have reported their dogs being able to use the horizontal metal bars as a ladder to climb out of the top of the playpen.
One danger that this creates is the possibility of your dog’s paws getting stuck in one of these gaps, which can cause painful cuts and scratches.
If you know your dog is prone to try to escape, keep an eye out for the first few uses to ensure that it won’t learn how to scale the sides. You can also pad the gaps with soft material to ensure your pup won’t be able to use the sides as a ladder in the first place.
The Oxgord Dog Animal Heavy Duty Playpen is a sturdy playpen that provides ample space for your dog while giving you the ease of use you want in a portable dog playpen. This is a good, affordable option for those on the market for a versatile, indoor and outdoor pet playpen option.
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