This is a short list of the basic necessities you will need for your new puppy.
The Checklist of Puppy Supplies
- Eukanuba Puppy Growth Food. Click here to see it on Amazon. Check availability for this food now to be sure you have it on hand when puppy comes home. If you wish to change to another high quality dog food, do so gradually over about a 10 day period. Switching to another food too quickly will cause loose stools.
- Treats-small soft ones work well. For an extra special treat, use cheese or small pieces of cooked ground beef or chicken. Here are links to a couple of the kinds we use:
- A copy of Jan Fennel’s book or DVD of “The Dog Listener”. This book is a must read/watch for any dog owner who wants willing cooperation from their pet. If you only read one thing, be sure this is the one. Click here to see our book list
- Stainless Steel non-tipping food and water bowls
- I.D. Tags with the contact information for yourself and your veterinarian
- A collar (8 to 12 inch size) and a 6-foot leather or nylon leash (not the retractable type)
- A 37- 42 inch wire crate with an adjustable divider in the center so you can grow the crate with your puppy.
- Dog shampoo – Lambert Kay Fresh ‘n Clean Original Scented Shampoo is one of my favorites.
- Brush and comb – A pin brush goes over the top of the coat to make it look smooth, and a steel toothed comb works great for going deep into the coat.
- Nail clippers
- Cleanup supplies such as a stain remover, paper towels, deodorizing and odor neutralizing spray (like Natures Miracle)
- Chew Toys (Kong is one of my favorite brands.) Do not get any rawhide chews.
This is a list of the basic necessities for your new puppy. There are many other helpful and fun products available at pet supply stores. www.petedge.com is one of my favorite online spots to pick up puppy supplies. As you purchase the puppy supplies, remember to also start puppy-proofing your home.
We look forward to seeing you when you come to pick up your puppy! We would be glad to go over any questions you have about your new puppy’s care.