West Michigan born and raised since 1989!
West Michigan born and raised since 1989!
West Michigan born and raised since 1989!
West Michigan born and raised since 1989!
26Oct
2015

Puppy – New Puppy Basics

Your New Puppy

It’s an exciting day, your new puppy is coming home! Just like any new adventure, a little advance planning will make having a new little pup around your home a fun, happy and successful experience.

CHECKLIST

  • Patience – you’re going to need a lot of this, so stock up!
  • Bed – just like us, your puppy will appreciate a warm comfy place to curl up and rest after a big day. Place your new puppy’s bed away from drafts, heat vents, etc.
  • Leash – Your puppy will want to explore the great outdoors, and you’ll want to keep them safe. Choose from a wide variety, including retractable leashes.
  • Collar – You should be able to fit a couple fingers under your puppy’s collar, but keep in mind they may grow fast.
  • Tags – With your puppies name, address, and a way to contact you.
  • Food – Make sure to choose a quality food formulated for puppies; no need for added grastrointestinal issues.
  • Food and Water Bowls – So many choices!
  • Training treats – Because your puppy will be the smartest dog ever, and able to learn amazing tricks.
  • Housetraining pads and pet accident cleaning solution like Nature’s Miracle. There will be some bumps along the road to a housetrained dog.
  • Toys – Puppies love to play, and giving them something to chew on besides your shoes, furniture, etc. can keep everyone happier.
  • Carrier/cage – Dogs like having their own, secure place to hang out and rest, and many people use cages to help keep their dogs calm and happy. Plus you’ll want a carrier to take your new puppy along to show off.
  • Brushes and combs, keeping in mind the length of your pup’s coat.
  • Shampoo and conditioner.
  • Nail clippers.
  • Medications as prescribed by your veterinarian.
  • Did somebody say veterinarian? Of course you’ll want to find a good vet to help guide you and care for your new puppy.