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We are getting our first puppy in a few weeks. What are your recommendations on what we need!

Posted by Kellybelly, 8th October 2021

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  • You’ll be surprised by how little a puppy needs. Lots of love, patience and time for starters. A warm safe place to sleep. The rest can wait and add as you need

  • Puppy training is also a good idea.

  • I don’t think a puppy needs a lot…food bed and toys

  • Ask neighbours and local friends who has a great vet. Always good to set this up early so if something happens you are all set to go.

  • You will need to have lots of time and patient to train your puppy. Maybe it’s a good idea to train it to stay in a crate for some time; so you can take it with you in the car or leave it at home alone for a short time.

  • Pet stores should be able to supply you with suggestions and everything you need for a growing puppy. Plenty of patience and love from everyone is also needed for a puppy!

  • Puppy pads

  • The obvious things like: collar, lead, water and food bowls, and a bed. But also enzyme urine spray (stops them going in the same spot if they have an accident inside) and a crate. Definitely crate train them, helps vets out A LOT if they have to go in for surgery (eg when they desexed).

  • The basics like a water bowl, food bowl and somewhere to sleep (eg: a bed or crate etc). I would also recommend a collar and lead for training before actual going for walks. Maybe some puppy pads for little accidents inside? Some sturdy toys for those little sharp teeth as well.

  • I don’t have a puppy myself, but how exciting !!

  • What a great tip is that ashblonde !!

  • No tips sorry but that’s so exciting! I’d love a little puppy to add to the family.

  • I remember the breeder told us to put a old clock that ticks in a sock to comfort the puppy in his dog bed to help him adjust from not hearing his Mum’s heartbeat. It works!

  • I think the key things to have are a space which is safe for the puppy to sleep and feel secure. A box, bed or blanket can serve this purpose. Lots of people use a crate to train the puppy to retreat and sleep here, makes travel easy down the track, and of course allows you to enclose the puppy when you need to have them out of the way but safe. A chew toy is also good, their own bowl for water and food, and if you are having them inside, you can consider puppy pads, but the sooner you teach them to go outside the better for all of you! A collar and lead or harness will also be good to get them used to the feel of these before you try to teach them to walk on them. Find your local puppy school ASAP- this is probably the most important thing, start early and stay consistent!

  • Definitely food lol. A bowl for food and one for water. If you’re planning on toilet training inside the house then some puppy pads, maybe a little house for it, all really depending on whether or not it will be an inside or outside dog.
    You don’t really need a leash yet as you’ll have to keep it away from the outside world until it gets its shots otherwise it may get parvo.
    They really don’t need much, just your love and attention!

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