Check list for your new Puppy
A bed – somewhere warm and quiet for your puppy to sleep and be calm. Don't spend a lot of money as your puppy will probably outgrow the bed and also have a chew at it.
Puppy Food – We recommend premium pet food made specifically for puppies. If your puppy isn't on premium food when you get them, keep them on their original diet and then over 3 days gradually increase the amount of premium puppy food into their diet. This will to reduce any stomach upsets for your puppy. We stock premium puppy food at our clinics.
Bowls – for food and water. Place a water bowl both inside and outside.
Treats – Dog training starts on the day you bring your puppy home so have some healthy treats on hand to reward good behaviour.
Crate – Crates are a great safe haven for puppies when they are tired or overwhelmed.
Play toys – Your puppy will want to play and toys are great fun for them. Have a few toys that can be rotated (give 3 at a time). Puppies explore with their mouths so chew toys can help minimise damage to household items.
Collar, ID tag and lead – Puppies can start to wear a soft collar from 7-8 weeks. Remember to adjust the collar regularly as they grow fast. Be sure to get a name tag with contact details in case they wander off.
Car harness/transport crate – to keep your puppy safe in the car.
Toilet training pads and carpet cleaner – take your puppy outside regularly to toilet and reward them enthusiastically when they go. Use puppy pads for overnight as it gives them somewhere to toilet which makes less of a mess for you to clean up.
Brush, combs – if your pup is a medium or long haired dog it is good to start brushing them from an early age.
Chew stop spray or similar product – sprays are available to deter chewing.