- Puppy food
Good health starts with good nutrition.
- Food and water dishes
- Training treats
You only need a treat the size of a raisin for training.
Something a little bigger than a training treat is great for big accomplishments.
- Dog bed or pad
- Pet name tag
You may want to consider a martingale collar if you have an escape artist.
A harness may be easier for you to teach your puppy how to walk without pulling, and will take the pressure of the puppy’s throat.
- Doggy pick-up bags
Don’t forget to pick up after your pup on walks.
- Safe and appropriate chews
Frozen raw bones will be good for the puppy’s teeth, soothing to gums when frozen, and a good way to introduce raw.
- Puppy toys
- Toy with treat spot
Try stuffing the treat spot with a good canned dog food then freezing it. It is a longer lasting treat and soothing to your pup’s gums.
- Treat releasing toy, or more interactive toy for development
It is important to give your puppy a challenge early on for good mental development.
You may also want to consider:
- Crate for crate training
Crates can be a very good training tool, but make sure that your puppy’s crate is used as a safe and comfortable place and not as a place for punishment.
- Potty training pads
- Grooming wipes or puppy shampoo for accidents
- Pet stain and odor eliminator spray
It’s better to be safe than sorry!
- A vet
Establishing your puppy with a vet that fits your lifestyle will bring you peace of mind.
- Puppy training class
Puppy class can be a good way to socialize your dog and can give you the tools for training after the class is over.
- Socialize! Socialize! Socialize!
It’s very important to expose your new puppy to all walks of life: other dogs, animals and people of all ages.