Happy Friday (or whatever day it is when you read this)! I hope everyone is having a good week. As I mentioned briefly last week, today I have a really cool product to share! Before we moved (ok, who’s sick of me talking about moving already?) we didn’t have a yard of our own. The apartment building we lived in did have a yard. It was about the size of a postage stamp and shared among all the tenants in the building. We pretty much stopped using it after one of the other tenants’ huge dog tried to attack little Fenrir which, thanks neighbors, caused Fen to develop reactivity issues towards large dogs. But I digress…One of my favorite things about our new house is that we have a yard of our own!
A Portable Fence!?
I’ve always thought it’d be awesome to have a fenced in yard for our dogs. However, we rent the house we’re currently living in, so spending a lot of money to fence in the yard isn’t really an option. When I take Kit and Fen outside to play I either go out with them, keeping Fen on a leash, or put them out on a tie out. The tie out is convenient if I want/need to have my hands free, but it’s annoying sometimes too. It’s hard to play fetch with Fenrir, for example, while he’s on his tie out because he tends to get himself tangled around things a lot. Enter the Yaheetech dog playpen!
…And my pathetic attempt to try to show how awesome it is in less than ideal weather. I’ve been SO excited to share this product here. We received it a few days before Christmas and it’s been sitting, packaged up, in our shed for most of that time because we had a crazy storm and got 4 feet of snow! Quite a bit of the snow has melted since then, but what’s left behind is hard and icy, and doesn’t make for the best, flattest, surface for building a dog pen.
We received our Yaheetech dog playpen for free in exchange for our honest review. As always, we strive to share only products we feel would be of interest to our readers. All opinions expressed are our own.
Yaheetech Dog Pen Details…
Check out the Yaheetech website for much better examples of how awesome this pen can look all set up! It’s super modeler, which is awesome. I received their 16 panel 40 inch playpen. It arrived quickly, packaged in two separate boxes which I appreciated because the boxes were a bit heavy. Once you get it unpacked, however, the panels themselves are lightweight and easy to move. Each panel is separate, then they can be connected together with metal poles, in basically any configuration you want! I decided on the 16 panel dog playpen so that I’d have lots of panels to work with! Our yard is a pretty decent size. I wanted to be able to make a large pen so Fen would have more space to run around and play. I opted for the 40 inch tall playpen, the tallest one Yaheetech offers, because…well, if you’ve ever seen an Alaskan Klee Kai jump you’d understand!
Setting Up Our Yaheetech Pen
I’ll admit I haven’t made a pen with all 16 panels yet, mostly because of the snow and cold, but I did throw together the above pictured 7 panel pen just so I could get an idea of what putting these pens together was like. It’s super easy! I put that 7 panel example pen together on my own in a very short time. I’m confident that, once the snow all melts, I’ll be able to build a really awesome huge pen for Kit and Fen without any difficulty. I’ll be sure to show it off here when that happens!
Until then, another thing I love about this playpen is how easy it is to store! The panels all lie flat. I just tied the stakes together to make sure I don’t loose any of them. Considering how large this pen will be when it’s fully set up, it takes up very little space when it’s put away and stored.
What Did We Think?
The Yaheetech playpen is sold on their website for dogs. I think it’d be really fun for other types of pets as well. I would have loved having something like this back when I had house rabbits. It would have been a perfect way to keep them safely contained for some outside play time.
I really do love this playpen, despite not being able to get a ton of use out of it yet. It’s such an awesome solution for people like me, who has active dogs but can’t put up any kind of permanent fencing. It makes me even more excited than I already was for spring. I really can’t wait to see how much fun Fen has finally having a space where he can run around without his leash.
Fen’s face in that picture is so funny. I tried putting him in the pen for the first time and he was looking at me like “what is this sorcery and why aren’t you holding my leash”! I’ll really have to post again come spring to really show our new playpen off. Until then, if you have the time please swing by and check out Yaheetech! They don’t only sell dog playpens, by the way. They have some other cool pet products like grooming tables, bird cages, and cat trees – plus a lot of awesome home goods like furniture and gardening supplies too. You can use our coupon code – PawPrintPetBlog – to receive a 5% discount on your order!
What a brilliant idea for an unfenced yard, love it and as you said it is easy to assemble which makes our lives so much easier. I do not have a yard but if i did this would be on my list to have as it does keep the dogs safe. Happy New year
Thanks! Happy new year to you too! 🙂 It is a great playpen if you do ever get a yard. Fen is going to be SO excited to finally have a place where he can run around without his leash.
We’ll have to check out this pen – we love pens in general and often have quite a few around the house as we like to spread them wide like fences to give the dogs space while allowing them safety. The fact that the Yaheetech pen has 16(!) panels is awesome for our dogs – so definitely will be taking a look!
For sure! I really love how modular it is too. I can make one giant 16 panel pen, or, for example, two smaller ones instead if I ever had a need for that. Back when I had house rabbits I had an xpen, but I ended up getting rid of it when my last rabbit passed because it never worked very well for my dogs. It wasn’t sturdy enough, so they could push on and move it easily. Luckily I don’t think that’ll be an issues with this new pen!
This looks like a great option for those that don’t have a fenced yard available. We’re lucky that we do here. However, there are some family members that we visit all the time that don’t. I should seriously consider looking into the price of having one on hand at their houses – especially the places that we go most frequently.
I’d LOVE to have a fenced in yard someday, but it just doesn’t make sense to pursue it while we’re renting. This is an awesome alternative for sure. If you did get one to keep at a family members house, it luckily stores well too!
This looks like a great option for pups that have a yard, but no fence. It will be very roomy for Kit and Fen when you are able to use all the panels.
For sure! I’m really excited to be able to try it out once the snow all melts. I know Fen especially is going to love having an area where he can run around without having to be leashed.
Congrats on getting a place with a yard of your own! This looks like a great alternative when you don’t have a fenced in yard – I look forward to seeing the whole thing built out in Spring, and seeing what the max length & width you can have look like. Getting the 40″ height is so important! Enjoy your pen, Fen!
Thanks. We’re still renting, and looking forward to eventually buying a place of our own, but renting a house with a yard has been a huge step up from our 3rd floor city apartment! Fen is so going to love it when I can set the full pen up for him!
What a great product to have for dogs who need an area to be out in the yard where there is no permanent fence.
Right? It’s a perfect option for us, at least until we can eventually move again. I’m so looking forward to spring so I can set up the full pen once all the snow melts.
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