How-to Videos


PEN SET-UP / ASSEMBLY

Pupperton indoor pet pens come in many standard sizes including 2'x4', 3'x4', 4'x4' and more. Even though this video demonstrates setting up a 4x4 pen, the same process applies to all Pupperton pens, standard or custom-sized.

 


PEN DISASSEMBLY and PREP FOR TRANSPORT / STORAGE

The following video uses a 3x4 Pupperton large dog crate to demonstrate the process of preparing any Pupperton pen for transport or storage in its dual-purpose floor mat.

 


MEASURING FOR A (MOUNTED) SWING-STYLE GATE

Properly measuring your doorway or hallway width for a Pupperton swing-style gate is important.  Pupperton gates are custom-made for the desired passageway in which you intend to use it, and so they provide a nice, clean, custom-made appearance. Therefore, the gate design permits only minimal accommodation for mis-measurement (+/- 1/2"); view this video to get best measurement results.


INSTALLING A SWING-STYLE (Wall-mounted) GATE

Mounting a Pupperton swing-style gate in your doorway or hallway is relatively easy with the included spacing jigs and mounting hardware.  If you prefer to mount the gate at a different height than the jigs indicate, it's easiest if you find a block or other item to set jig #1 on that adds to the height the desired amount.  As provided, the jigs will establish a 1" gap between the gate and floor.

Also, this video shows the older method needed to install the gate in the mounted hinge blocks and is being updated at this time.  The new method no longer requires removing the upper hinge block and re-installing it - all new gates come with a spring-loaded hinge pin that greatly simplifies installation and removal of the swinging gate whenever desired with no tools required.  Please refer to the printed instructions supplied with the gate when installing the gate into the mounted hinge blocks.

 


MEASURING FOR A PRESS-IN / LIFT-OUT (Pressure-fit) GATE

Properly measuring your doorway or hallway width for a Pupperton press-in/lift-out style gate is important.  Pupperton gates are custom-made for the desired passageway in which you intend to use it, and so they provide a nice, clean, custom-made appearance. Therefore, the gate design permits only minimal accommodation for mis-measurement (+/- 3/8"); use this video to get best measurement results.


INSTALLING A PRESS-IN / LIFT-OUT (Pressure-fit) GATE

Pupperton pressure-fit gates require an initial and very simple calibration adjustment to perfectly fit your passageway opening. This adjustment provides for a fit that's tight enough to prevent pet push-over and yet remain easy to operate.

 


DOWEL REPLACEMENT

Prior to following the directions outlined in the following Dowel Replacement video, a Dowel Replacement Kit must be ordered and received by you.  The kit contains properly sized and finished dowels made specifically for your pen.  If you do not know the wood type or finish color when ordering, simply send us a message listing your name and/or the serial number located on the bottom of your pen's gate panel, and we will look your pen up in our records so we can mail the correct kit.  It may take up to 2 weeks for you to receive your kit.