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Dec 24

I Got A Puppy For Christmas – Now What

New PuppyA lot of thought goes into buying a new puppy. Are we ready for the responsibility, what breed should we get, can we afford a new puppy? Now that you have made a decision, what do you need to be ready when you bring your new puppy home?

You will need a dog leash and pet collar to bring your new puppy home. Make sure you choose a leash and collar that are appropriate for your puppies’ size.

There are two basic types of dog leashes you can get for your puppy. I would recommend both a training leash and a standard leash. The type of training dog leash I recommend for a new puppy is a lead the puppy can drag around while supervised. This will make it easier for you to stop you puppy from going where he shouldn’t. The other type of dog leash I recommend is the standard leash for taking your dog outside. There are other leashes available that you can get from your local trainer.

You will also find different types of pet collars. One of the most common dog collars is the buckle collar. This collar is typically used for taking your dog out for walks. Another type of collar is the Martingale Training Collar. The Martingale collar can double as a training collar and an every day collar for taking your dog for a walk.

One of the things most people don’t think about when buying a new puppy is where they will keep their new puppy when they are not home. This will become the puppies’ safe place! It should be a small spot, but comfortable. A quiet spot is preferable to places with lots of activity or loud noises.

There are several places you can put your puppy. A dog crate would be the best choice but gates will also help to section off a small area for your new puppy. New puppies are going to make mistakes so you will want to make sure the area you choose is easy to clean. Puppies are extremely curious so you will want to always keep everything that is harmful out of his reach.

Now that you have your safe place, collar and leash, what else is needed? Food and water dishes are essential. You will also have to decide on what type of food to feed. There are so many choices it is extremely difficult to know what is best. I would recommend a high-end food that does not contain corn, wheat, soy, animal fat (specific animal fat is okay) or any type of by-products. Do some research on dog food and you will find what you need.

Bedding is also an important necessity. Your puppy is going to have accidents so you will want to find something inexpensive and easy to clean at first., but something soft and comfortable. Frills are not important for the first several months. The same thing applies to dog toys. Your new puppy will chew a lot. I normally recommend Kong dog toys. They are durable and if the right treats are placed inside they can keep your puppy happy for hours.

Always make sure that anything you buy for your new puppy is safe. Making the right choices from the beginning will ensure you and your puppy get off to a great start.

A lot of thought goes into buying a new puppy. Are we ready for the responsibility, what breed should we get, can we afford a new puppy? Now that you have made a decision, what do you need to be ready when you bring your new puppy home?

You will need a dog leash and pet collar to bring your new puppy home. Make sure you choose a leash and collar that are appropriate for your puppies’ size.

There are two basic types of dog leashes you can get for your puppy. I would recommend both a training leash and a standard leash. The type of training dog leash I recommend for a new puppy is a lead the puppy can drag around while supervised. This will make it easier for you to stop you puppy from going where he shouldn’t. The other type of dog leash I recommend is the standard leash for taking your dog outside. There are other leashes available that you can get from your local trainer.

You will also find different types of pet collars. One of the most common dog collars is the buckle collar. This collar is typically used for taking your dog out for walks. Another type of collar is the Martingale Training Collar. The Martingale collar can double as a training collar and an every day collar for taking your dog for a walk.

One of the things most people don’t think about when buying a new puppy is where they will keep their new puppy when they are not home. This will become the puppies’ safe place! It should be a small spot, but comfortable. A quiet spot is preferable to places with lots of activity or loud noises.

There are several places you can put your puppy. A dog crate would be the best choice but gates will also help to section off a small area for your new puppy. New puppies are going to make mistakes so you will want to make sure the area you choose is easy to clean. Puppies are extremely curious so you will want to always keep everything that is harmful out of his reach.

Now that you have your safe place, collar and leash, what else is needed? Food and water dishes are essential. You will also have to decide on what type of food to feed. There are so many choices it is extremely difficult to know what is best. I would recommend a high-end food that does not contain corn, wheat, soy, animal fat (specific animal fat is okay) or any type of by-products. Do some research on dog food and you will find what you need.

Bedding is also an important necessity. Your puppy is going to have accidents so you will want to find something inexpensive and easy to clean at first., but something soft and comfortable. Frills are not important for the first several months. The same thing applies to dog toys. Your new puppy will chew a lot. I normally recommend Kong dog toys. They are durable and if the right treats are placed inside they can keep your puppy happy for hours.

Always make sure that anything you buy for your new puppy is safe. Making the right choices from the beginning will ensure you and your puppy get off to a great start.

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2 comments

  1. Lindsay

    Crate training a puppy is so important. It keeps the dog safe, helps with potty training and gives the dog a place to feel secure. A crate comes in handy when you travel to someone else’s house or a hotel. It’s so convenient to have a dog that is happy to spend some down time in his crate with a bone or Kong to chew on.

    1. rtouhey

      That is true, crate training is the best choice. I’ve used crates for some time now and my dogs love them. Unfrotunately, I have worked with a lot owners that use them for punishment which causes dogs to dislike their crate. It’s difficult to re-associaate the crate with something positive once that happens.

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