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LifeStages Exercise Pen Full MAXLock Door

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Product Summary:

MidWest® Lifestages® Exercise Pen With MAXLock™ Door System

The MidWest® Lifestages® Exercise Pen provides your pets with a safe place to stretch out and walk around when you are away or need them to be contained to one area. Easy to set up and folds flat for convenient storage, it offers 16 square feet of enclosed area and includes ground anchors for outside use. The secure MAXLock™ Door System features multiple eyelets and a handle that firmly locks the door in place. You can provide your dog with even more freedom to move and play while adding security and comfort of his dog crate when you combine the pen with a MidWest Wire Kennel Dog Crate (sold separately).

Features:

  • Provides 16 square feet of enclosed area
  • Full door allows for convenient step-through access
  • Secure MAXLock™ Door System – multiple eyelets and handle locks door securely in place
  • Eight panels for multiple configurations
  • Durable black electro-coat finish
  • For use with dogs and other pets
  • Easy setup, no tools required
  • Ground anchors included
  • Can be attached to wire crates (sold separately)
Item Specifications:

Color:
Black

Package Includes:
8 panels
Ground anchors

Sizes:
24-inch:
24"W x 24"H panel
Weight: 20 lb.
30-inch: 24"W x 30"H panel
Weight: 23 lb.
36-inch: 24"W x 36"H panel
Weight: 28 lb.
42-inch: 24"W x 42"H panel
Weight: 32 lb.
48-inch: 24"W x 48"H panel
Weight: 36 lb.

Mesh (all sizes):
1.5" x 6"

Wire Gauge (all sizes):
9, 11

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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
24 in 402520 024 524DR 027773017585
30 in 402520 030 530DR 027773017592
36 in 402520 036 536DR 027773017608
42 in 402520 042 542DR 027773017615
48 in 402520 048 548DR 027773017622

Product Reviews by Customers

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Perfect for litters of puppies!!!!
I use two of these clasped together for a litter of 9 puppies and it is perfect for plenty of room to run around and play. You get what you pay for in the quality of these pens. They’re great!!!! You may need to purchase extra clasps if you plan to join them together.
September 21, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
I am using this pen as an addition to another pen for my puppy.
The "Life Stages Pen" is the best I have ever had. They can be usedseparately or as an addition to my first "Life Stages Pen," offeringadditional space as the puppy grows. Puppy (Pomeranian) cannot waitto use the extended area. There are extra features, such as the securegate that I have not found elsewhere.
August 24, 2016
works well
This pen works well for separating my puppy from my older dogs to give them a break from the crazy puppy
May 5, 2016
Great product
We camp and this exercise pen is great for being able to keep dogs in specific space and still letting them have some freedom. Love the MAXLock door and the clips to attach 2 or more pens together. Would recommend.
February 22, 2016
Great pen for small dog or non-jumper.
Nice pen, but midwest is getting cheaper on their quality of strength with their metal/steel fence. I board dogs, and use it for my non-jumpers or low-key dogs that don't jump a lot.
April 30, 2015
Good value
I ordered this for my chihuahua thinking it would be a little bigger. Although the dimensions are listed in the product description, I'm not very good with all that. It is very sturdy and easy to set up. Great way for dogs to enjoy outside if you don't have a fenced yard.
March 31, 2015
Awesome!
For one thing dog.com is such a good web site to shop on and it on took less than a week. Couldn't believe it would come so fast! I have three little dogs and I can use this inside or outside. The door on this pen is a must, I love not struggling to get over it when I need to and easier to get one of the dogs out. This is thumbs up! I would like to get another one soon.
February 19, 2015
Great for smaller dogs
I take my minpin/jack russell terrier mix to work with me and I didn't want her to have free run of my entire office, so I got this to set up in a corner. It keeps her happy enough, although if I'm gone too long she jumps out and comes looking for me. It was great when she was younger, but I probably should have planned ahead and ordered a taller one. It's super easy to fold up and take home on the weekends or whatever. I'm sure she'll love it outside in the summer, but it'll need a top so she doesn't jump out.
November 6, 2013
QUALITY!
My first purchase was a 30" silver "Precision Pet" for around $80 as it was all there was available locally (Petco). This unit was flimsy and had sharp edges.Ordered the Midwest unit from Dog.com and was pleasantly surprised on how well built this unit is, sturdy and excellent gate design, love it!I use this for our house Rabbit and works perfect. Another thing is the price is less for a much better unit
October 31, 2013
Good product
decent pen for the price, (got them on sale as well) works well for my medium sized dogs.Purchased 2 and I like that its easy to hook to my wire dog crate and make a great spot for my dogs to relax and be safe when we are out camping. the pegs to secure the pen into the ground are awesome as they are actually long enough to secure the pen firmly.
August 9, 2013
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We attach these to our crates to make a large play area and potty training area when our puppies are old enough to come out of the crate. I love the multiple clips it comes with to easily move and remove it from the crate or set it up alone. I also like the flip down door latch which keeps even the most energetic dog from figuring out how to open it.
C F on Dec 6, 2017
good value
joanne a on Mar 31, 2017
We attach these to our crates to make a large play area and potty training area when our puppies are old enough to come out of the crate. I love the multiple clips it comes with to easily move and remove it from the crate or set it up alone. I also like the flip down door latch which keeps even the most energetic dog from figuring out how to open it.
C F on Dec 6, 2017
Had these before.
DeAnna B on Oct 26, 2017
good value
joanne a on Mar 31, 2017
I foster dogs and puppies. These pens work excellent for helping keep them contained until they are trained.
Lynette E on Feb 16, 2017
We use these exercise pens for dog shows, and we've made a play area in our back yard by stringing several sets together and reinforcing them with heavy-duty metal stakes. The play yard is movable and, compared to installed permanent fencing, relatively inexpensive.
SUSAN C on Dec 31, 2016
For my daughters new puppy. We have two of these for our dogs and love them.
emily L on Sep 25, 2016
I purchased the pen, or what I like to call it the "play pen", to keep my puppies safe while in the house and I need to go to another room. It's wonderful! Plus, they love it.
RENEE T on Jul 27, 2016
I purchased this product to keep my 3lb puppies contained outside. I hope I like it and hope it works!
Amanda S on Jun 23, 2016
Need more panels, and looking forward to double door!
KM G on Jun 10, 2016
my daughter bought one for her puppy and I like it , since a got a new cockapoo for my 74 th birthday, I would like one for Gigi so when I am outside she can be there with me, she is only 3lb 6oz
Mary L on May 13, 2016
good quality and good price
Patricia K on May 4, 2016
Needed a small are for my puppy to be free in when I can't directly supervise. Also allows for me to bring him outside with me when I'm weeding etc.
Nicole R on Apr 11, 2016
pet safety while outdoors..
Angel A on Apr 2, 2016
light weight and durable (for the weight)
Dawn D on Mar 17, 2016
I like how the door latches.
Anka A on Feb 22, 2016
I breed Pugs and the enclosed play yard is perfect for the new mother and puppies. This keeps the others away from the new family and provides a stress free area. This is my third play yard. I have also found it keeps the other pugs from areas in the home where they are not allowed. It is very durable and portable. It folds up to a small size which enables me to store it behind a chair when not in use.
Donna T on Oct 2, 2015
New puppy coming and want a large enough area to play in while potty training.
Kristine A on Sep 9, 2015
gate instead of door. One hand locking mechanism. 42" high
David G on Jul 26, 2015
rated high by trainers
Linda S on Jul 1, 2015
Borrowed a friend's for a recent camping trip and dogs preferred pen to being tethered/tangled.
Angela C on Jun 13, 2015
Have 2 of these set up at home and it is wonderful. Buying two more to set up play area for my dogs at my camper. many different ways to configure set up for play for dogs. great product.
Ken J on May 18, 2015
I have 2 puppy's that need to get some air outside.
Susan O on May 1, 2015
based on the reviews it appears this is what I am looking for. Also can attach to crate, attach to another.
Caryl J on Apr 17, 2015
These are the perfect way to contain puppies both inside and outside.
Cheryl S on Feb 21, 2015
Reasonably priced ex pen
Sylvia P on Feb 14, 2015
Bought to contain my two golden shepherd when they were just puppies.
Cynthia F on Jan 22, 2015
Looks ideal for house training my new puppy while giving him plenty of space to play/potty if needed.
crystal h on Jan 16, 2015
PRICE IS EXCELLENT
IRENE B on Dec 30, 2014
sturdy, good price
Jacob K on Oct 17, 2014
Look like a quality product, reviews good and can use with my crates.
Nancy M on Aug 26, 2014
WONDERFUL SOLUTION TO NOT USE A SMALL CRATE WHEN I'm NOT HOME. KEEPS MY PETS SAFE WHILE UNATTENDED.
Nancy R on Jul 27, 2014
Have a flimsy Petco exercise yard my pet is outgrowing so am replacing it with a better quality product that will also attach to the recently purchased Midwest dog crate. Sale price helped too.
Leanne R on Jul 27, 2014
To Take with us camping so the dogs are not dont have to tied up
davidwesleydesigns d on Jun 14, 2014
I needed a taller one and wanted one with the door in it. the price was right.
JACQUELYN B on May 9, 2014
I wish I had not purchased it because it's too tall and not stable.
Rosa B on May 6, 2014
so they have a place outside to play
sharon k on Mar 30, 2014
I love this product. Bought 4 in November 2013 as a fence to keep my dog out of the vegetable patch. Like to have two more as gift for my friends who have small dogs.
Helen S on Mar 11, 2014
because of the reviews
Kristi A on Mar 1, 2014
Had these before.
DeAnna B on Oct 26, 2017
I foster dogs and puppies. These pens work excellent for helping keep them contained until they are trained.
Lynette E on Feb 16, 2017
can you buys panels to add to this?
Michelle I on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I haven't seen any individual panels to buy. All the panels are permanently connected together with crimped metal connectors, so you can't remove them, unless you destroy the connector and pull it apart permanently. It comes as one flat fence, and it has spring clips (very tiny leash type clips) that allow you to make the fence into a circle and clip the ends together. The tiny clips that are included are not very strong, and if the fence gets knocked over by large dogs playfully running into it, then the twisting fence can bend open the tiny clips. We purchased large heavy duty snap clips to use instead. Overall, we're happy with the pens. We bought several to keep our two very large puppies out of some areas of the yard and house that we were renting.
If I want a larger play area, can two of these pens be combined? If so, how would you fasten them together? Thanks.
A shopper on Feb 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They are not meant to come apart but If your handy with a pair of pliers, you can take these panels apart and reconfigure them as you would like. You can hook them back together with the snaps that come with it. I was very pleased with the sturdiness of it and intend to add a second one to mine.
Does this have a drop pin to lock the door, tell me more about the lock on the door please.Waht is the door lock like?
Dorothy F on Nov 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The lock has to be lifted in order to open the door. If can be open pulling up from the handle or the door itself. The door is very secure and no pets will be able to open it. The only thing is if the pets are good climbers, they can climb out of the gated area. This gate was very helpful potty training my yorkie, but she was a great climber so, as soon she was done potty trained, the gate came down.
I will definitely use this play pin in the future when having a new puppy. :) I hope this helps :).