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
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.
Plan on getting a smaller one for them now and then soon a bigger one.
They like to be cuddled in their beds
(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
Soft training treats
(with their name and your phone number)
They love these for when they first go home. It’s like a stuffed littermate!!
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!!
(If you plan to crate train) – I don’t crate train so I’m not going to weigh in on what works best here!
Given monthly (get from your vet)
Flea and tick collar or medication
Talk to you vet about what they recommend for your area
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.