Puppy Prep Shopping List
Bringing your new puppy home is an exciting and memorable time for every pet owner. Puppies don’t require a lot of equipment. Nutritious food appropriate for their age, a variety of toys for chewing, a baby gate for restricting room access, the right sized collar and leash, and a crate big enough to fit them into adulthood are the basics every owner should invest in. Plush dog beds, fancy treats and toys, and all the doggy costumes can usually wait until you get to know your new friend better. having the right tools can make things much easier.
A simple snap collar with a buckle and tags will work for now. Your pup will grow fast so no need for a fancy collar now.
A light simple 6' leash will be perfect for now. (No extendible leashes)
One water dish with a wide base so it doesn't tip and with a non-slip base. We prefer stainless steel not plastic.
Soft Fast Eating Treats
We like to use soft fast eating food-treats when training. You can also soak kibble in warm water to make them softer for training.
Part of a dogs daily enrichment is chewing therefore have plenty of edible chews. Bully sticks are great and pigs ears. Always supervise your dogs with chews and toys.
There's a wide range of dog toys, everything from light chewers to heavy chewers. Supervise your new puppy and see what type of chewer they're and buy appropriate the toys. Toys that make your dog work for food-treats is great for enrichment (puzzle toys)
All games need rules and tug is a great game for dogs.
One or more for a safe place and management during training.
A bag with two pockets is great for holding treats.
Brush, comb, nail clippers, shampoo
A comfy bed if a puppy is shredding bed a blanket or towel might help.