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Old 11-07-2012, 03:20 PM
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Hello fellow Chi lovers,
I am not a Chi owner YET ...
I am looking to adopt a rescue toward the beginning of next year, possibly around spring time. I can't wait!
Looking around on line, browsing for information, I ran across this forum.
I am looking forward to exploring and learing here.

I already have my first question
Because I am planning on putting the dog into a play pen when I am not home, I am wondering if Chis are good jumpers. How high should the sides of the play pen be?

Thank you very much for your time

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:52 PM
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Welcome to CP, and bless you for planning to adopt a rescue! We adopted our little Chica (an approximately 2 year old female) from a local humane society back in April. Chica isn't much of a jumper, so I can't help you there, but I have heard it's important to get a playpen that doesn't have the type of sides that are easy to climb up.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:59 AM
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We can't use our pen, Rocket climbs the side but doesn't make it all the way over but I'm worried he might hurt himself trying. It's 65cms height.


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Old 11-08-2012, 02:00 AM
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Sorry I should have said his only 5 months old...


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Old 11-08-2012, 02:58 AM
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ChicaChi,
Thank you very much for your reply.
I have been looking at different play pens for dogs and reading about them on the internet. I found in many customer comments that they ran into that exact problem that you discribed: dogs climbing out of their pens.
Adventurous little spirits ... LOL
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:25 AM
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Thank you Dennidkf,
That is good to know. What you discribed is fitting into the picture that I am getting the more I am reading about Chis
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Getting a new dog is so exciting! Regarding jumping/climbing, it definitely depends on the dog. The gates we use on both of our staircases are no higher than a couple of feet (which a chi could easily jump) but ours won't.


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Old 11-09-2012, 06:33 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum!

Rocky is not so much of a jumper. At my parents house we always have a really small fence to keep him away from the rest of the garden. If he stands on his back feet he can even look over that fence but never even tried jumping over it. He does have LP though so not sure whether that's why he is not trying?!
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