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    Trying to get new ideas for flooring of the puppy exercise pen. Any ideas?

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    Pond liner is an idea. Good traction for little pups and easy to clean.

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    If this is for indoors just go to home depot or where ever and get a piece of cheapest lino they have. Size it about 2-3' bigger than pen. Duct tape edges to floor if you want
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    If this is for indoors just go to home depot or where ever and get a piece of cheapest lino they have. Size it about 2-3' bigger than pen. Duct tape edges to floor if you want
    That is what I used and it worked perfectly. I got a piece 12 x 8 ft for $45. Smaller remnants are even cheaper. The material can be scrubbed and bleached.
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    If you're setting up for a litter another thing to get from Home Depot is a water heater pan. 3' dia plastic 3" high. Fill with wood pellets and top with newspaper sometimes.
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    I used linoleum. Super easy clean up, but tough on the pups because it's very slick. And watch out if there is the slightest tear. All of a sudden, that little tear is more fun than a squeeky toy!! One of the pups wound up at the vet because she enjoyed eating what she ripped up.
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    I built a whelping box out of some leftover finishing wood and then stapled a plastic tarp on for the flooring, worked good for a while but the pups are wearing it thin in a few spots and is leaking a bit now, I think the Lino idea is a good one - one other thing I have found that keeps box a lot cleaner is the potty patch - fake grass on a plastic tub/ grate they are all using it to aire themselves still some just smell it and go off the edge but at least keeps the mess in one area
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    Hi Doug,

    Hey Breck said, If you're setting up for a litter another thing to get from Home Depot is a water heater pan. 3' dia plastic 3" high. Fill with wood pellets and top with newspaper sometimes

    Use the Dry Den pellets (horse stall pellets found at the feed stores), pups go & do their business like cats to kitty litter. I was amazed how clean the litter floor was once I started using it.
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    Thanks all, I have used the pellets in a swimming pool before that works well. What about when they get older. What do you put down in the exercise pen that is absorbent ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMA View Post
    Thanks all, I have used the pellets in a swimming pool before that works well. What about when they get older. What do you put down in the exercise pen that is absorbent ?
    Yer supposed to have em POTTY TRAINED by then, Doug....
    I don't use anything on top of my rubber show matting once mine hit ~6 wks. Prior to that, you know what I use... and the puppies smell like hops which seems to make everyone happy.

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