The Puppy Starter Checklist
Just like once you bring home a baby, there are a couple of belongings you got to keep handy before your pooch arrives home.
Puppy Crate, Dog Beds & Dog Kennels
Choose a quiet area of the house or outside your house if you’re considering a kennel.
Select an area where your puppy can sleep without being disturbed whenever he’s tired. Let him get comfortable with this space.
Line his bed with something soft and warm (and something to snuggle with). you’ll choose an old blanket, as he’s likely to chew.
Try the “non-tip” sort of bowl, or put a plastic, non-slip mat underneath his bowl.
the Stainless steel bowls also are recommended, as they’re easier to wash and keep your puppy’s feeding area hygienic.
Clean both his food and water bowls a day.
Regularly fill your puppy’s bowl with water .you’re serving wet puppy food, make sure that it’s kept refrigerated and your puppy eats it within 15–20 minutes; if he doesn’t finish all of his food, discard it.
Toys and Chews
Choose toys and chews that are the proper size, shape and texture for his or her growing teeth, mouth and jaws. Ask your vet for suggestions.
Stain Removers and Deodorizers
Because your puppy can (and will) have accidents as he becomes house-trained, it is a good idea to select up some stain removers and enzymatic deodorizers.
the world isn’t completely cleaned, your dog will still smell his personal scent, and keep returning to the world to try to to it again.
If a ‘wet’ accident has just happened, clean effectively and take away the odour by applying a deodorizer.
Shampoo, Brush and Comb, and Toothbrush/Paste.
Talk to your vet a few dog shampoo that’s pH balanced and suitable.
Select the brushes and combs to make sure his or her coat stays healthy and tangle-free. Do expore options best suited to your dog’s breed.
Brushing teeth are often a challenge initially , but if you introduce it while he’s young, he will suits the method .
ID Tags and Dog Collars.
Choose a nylon or soft leather collar; or a dog collar that expands as he grows.
Your puppy’s identification tags should be firmly attached to his collar. Include his name, your current address and telephone number . it is also an honest idea to incorporate a separate tag together with your vet’s name and telephone number .
Dog Chain or Leash
According to your preference, you’ll keep an extended or a brief leash, or both. Use the short one for walks, or park trips. an extended leash cuts him some slack to stretch his legs.
Remember to limit the exposure of your puppy to other puppies and dog parks until he’s received his vaccinations.