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It depends on the dog. Even though Kodi COULD easily jump out of his ex-pen, (he stands with his feet on the top of it) and he jumps in the agility and obedience rings all the time, he has never challenged the ex-pen. That's "home" to him, and he is comfy and happy there. As you've heard, there are others that are little mountain goats and scale the highest barriers at an early age.
My feeling is, if they are going to jump (or when young, more likely climb) out, I'd rather have the shortest drop possible on the landing side. The ones who can get over a 24" pen can usually get over a 36" gate, and that is a potentially dangerous fall for a puppy. There are midwest ex-pens that have a built-in pass-through for people as well as dogs. That's the kind I use, and they are a real back-saver!!!
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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