Recommended supplies to have when you bring your puppy home:

Food and water dishes

Stainless steel for the food dish- preferably raised (for the larger sized
puppies) – I think these are nice

Food storage container

These come in assorted sized and keep ants out and are easy to serve the food from

Puppy Training Book

Great book on training a puppy


This is one of the two foods I feed the puppies when they are with me.

Leash and collar

Not too big for the puppy – plan on getting a new one as they get a bit bigger (1/2″ width for puppies) – I like these because they have a buckle not a break away clasp.

Training Book

This is a great book to read before you bring your puppy home and then again when you first have them home with you.

Dog bed

Plan on getting a smaller one for them now and then soon a bigger one.
They like to be cuddled in their beds

Dog gates

(to contain them and keep them safe)


They make some great ones


These are what I use and they can be configured in a number of different ways

Training treats

Soft training treats

Training treats

The puppies all seem to love these

ID tag

(with their name and your phone number)

Snuggle Puppy

They love these for when they first go home. It’s like a stuffed littermate!!

Ear cleaner

You should clean their ears every week


This is a relatively inexpensive comb that works well with their longer coats


rope toys, nylabone and squeakly toys are popular with the puppies – here are a few samples for you – be creative!!

Other Supplies:


(If you plan to crate train) – I don’t crate train so I’m not going to weigh in on what works best here!

Heartworm medication

Given monthly (get from your vet)

Flea and tick collar or medication

Talk to you vet about what they recommend for your area

Marrow bones

I get mine at Wegman’s across from the butcher shop. Ask them at the butcher and they can tell you where they are in your store.

Yogurt for their breakfast and before bed snack

I use the Wegman’s Pre and Probiotic low-fat yogurt.