It is hard to over emphasize the importance of crate training your deaf dog.  While a quality crate is a must, an important additional tool for training, everyday use, and injury recovery is the exercise pen.

For our dogs, we daily use both enclosed crates and exercise pens.  What a pen allows you to do is provide a larger area and to reach over and interact more with your pup.  This is a great way to train, you can ask for sit, down, turn-around, shake, all the fun basic commands and easily provide treats.

And, should an injury occur, an x-pen is exactly what you need to restrict the movement of your pup.  You can set it up anywhere and give the dog a small but adjustable amount of space for movement as they recover.  If you’ve incorporated the x-pen in to play and everyday life, then your dog will be used to it should they have to be confined for recovery.

We recommend steel x-pens for their durability and thinness, and the line by MidWest has been our go to for years.

MidWest Homes for Pets Folding Metal Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen

$54.99  in stock
3 new from $54.99
5 used from $45.16
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as of January 16, 2022 1:12 am


  • Secure double latch step-through door access, Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen folds flat for convenient storage.
  • Each panel measures 24"W x 36"H, Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen provides 16 square feet of enclosed area (1.5 meters).
  • Includes 8 ground anchors for outdoor use, 8 corner staballizers and 4 thumb-snaps for easy assembly.
  • Durable black e-coat finish on the Exercise Pen / Pet Playpen provides long lasting protection against rust and outdoor elements.
  • Easy set-up and no tools required for assembly. Exercise Pen includes 1 year manufacturer's warranty.