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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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So we went 2 hrs away to a cabin last week and left Lily for the longest she has been left over 2 hrs in her ex pen. When we got back she wasn't in it and I thought someone broke in and stole her. Few min later she came around corner. Guess she climbed or jumped out. Little stinker. Next day we left her out and barracaded the stairs, we found her upstairs on the bed. Not sure how she accomplished that. The first pic is at the cabin where she escaped from , the others are just places she likes to hide.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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I mean we took her to cabin w us , we left her for like 3-4 hrs at the cabin. Didn't mean to sound like we left her at home. Lol.
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Any expen or gate that has the bars going horizontally across can make it easy for a climber to get out if they are inclined to do so. My expen had holes that look like little diamonds, so not as easy to get a foothold on. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you to find an escape proof pen or gate. Good luck!



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Once you have a climber, you are in trouble. And it really isn't safe to either lead her loose or allow her to climb to the top and tumble down the other side. (or jump, which ever she is doing!) I'm afraid you re going to have to either get a covered ex-pen (They make covers for metal ex-pens, but I know people who have made their own covers for plastic ex-pens like yours by zip-tying plastic lattice to the top) or keep her crated when you aren't home to supervise the little monkey!
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Good idea about cover. I've left her plenty of times and even today at home for 1-2 hrs in her ex pen and she is fine. I think maybe it was a new environment and she was nervous. If we ever travel again, will definitely have to figure something else out for the pen. ?
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Layla did that at around 3 months of age . It looks like I had the same ex-pen as the one in your picture. I ended up buying some heavy area rug gripper stuff (like what you put under rugs so they don't slip) at JoAnn's. My husband made a roof out of it and zip tied it to the top of the ex-pen. To her dismay, that totally cooled her jets, but at least she was safe!!! We couldn't take it with us when we traveled, but I didn't want to anyways. You can also buy a roof for them and if that's an Iris brand, I know for sure they sell them on Amazon. Good luck.

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Oh Lilly! You are an adventurous little girl!

We have the exact same ex-pen...no puppy yet, but soon. We bought the cover for it from Amazon, but we intend to put a nice heavy blanket on top of that cover when we have to leave for a short time. It will also give a little bit more of a sense of security. Now...we haven't tried it yet, but we were told that this could be a good way to keep him not only a bit safer in his ex-pen if we are out but also feeling a bit more secure as well. Maybe that is worth a try. I agree with krandall...You certainly don't want her jumping out of that pen....too many tempting problems to get into.....and the fall itself could harm her possibly. She is a darling little character!

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She's a monkey-havanese-climber-escapee! You going to have to stay one-step ahead of her!
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You should set up a camera. We used to do with our first Havanese.
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This breed is so smart. Leo jumped out of his xpen (around 26" high) a month ago so we had to buy the Iris 34" high pen instead. He is somehow able to open our door to our study as well. He has shredded so much paper there that I'm thinking of changing the door knob style!
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