Through the years I have found a number of WONDERFUL products that have served me well.  To start with-I think when you bring home a new pup-you need a safe place to set the puppy throughout the day when you are on the phone, watching tv, working, cooking, or just know the pup needs a safe place for some down time. I encourage all new puppy orders to order this lightweight but well built puppy pen. They are reasonable in price, and extra panels can be ordered if your puppy starts to outgrow the 4-panel size.