I set a play area up for the puppies just outside of their puppy pen. Now there’s a bit of a drop if they were to just step out the door. And a lot of puppies at this age will just go not knowing they’ll crash to the floor. Well, that’s not the experience we want for them so I decided to make a bit of a ramp so they could safely come out of the pen and down to the play area. And also it would be a way to double the play are and also give them access to another litter box, their crate and food and water should they stay “outside” for a while.
So I stuck the little carpeted “ramp” up to the door. You can see in the picture if I left the door open for them to access the inside of the pen that there’s a space under the floor that they can get “lost” in, so I used Mr. Smiley the pillow to block the open space.
It didn’t take long for them to figure how to work the ramp. Salsa was the first one to go back into the puppy pen for a drink.
They’re sure having fun climbing, playing and exploring!