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My 3lb Papillon puppy loves to escape while I am at work and run around the house.

She has climbed out of her exercise pen, over a baby gate, a tilted forward baby gate and now over TWO baby gates (one on top of the other).

I've shut the door to the laundry room where she is staying because there is nothing in there for her to get into, but are there any other better ideas? I'm at work 8 hours with someone checking on her around 1pm and I would ideally like to keep her in the bird's room for company, but she wont stay in her pen. I only have a small travel kennel for her at the moment but may end up getting a bigger crate if need be.

So, any thoughts?
 

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I would say a fully enclosed crate would be your best bet. Good luck!
 

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I would recommend a regular crate. A crate isn't punishment; it's a den, a safe place. My dog loves her crate and goes there anytime she wants to be alone (after 9pm, when there are too many people in the house, when we're gone and she wants to take a nap, etc).

The crate should be large enough for her to stand up and turn around. Anything larger loses the "den" feeling.
 

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you could also try a cover for the ex-pen....you can either make one out of mesh or tarp or you could buy one.....then she has the room of the ex-pen and shouldn't be able to escape....
 

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My 3lb Papillon puppy loves to escape while I am at work and run around the house.

She has climbed out of her exercise pen, over a baby gate, a tilted forward baby gate and now over TWO baby gates (one on top of the other).

I've shut the door to the laundry room where she is staying because there is nothing in there for her to get into, but are there any other better ideas? I'm at work 8 hours with someone checking on her around 1pm and I would ideally like to keep her in the bird's room for company, but she wont stay in her pen. I only have a small travel kennel for her at the moment but may end up getting a bigger crate if need be.

So, any thoughts?
She jumped over two stacked, properly-installed baby gates? Is she part kangaroo? :D

But, yes, fully enclosed crate, with the door closed and latched, is your best option.
 
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