Supplies To Have Before Bringing A New Puppy Home

Written by Liza Hartung
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There are several supplies to have before bringing a new puppy home. You want to be prepared when your new addition to the family walks inside. First, you will need toys for your puppy to chew on. Puppies have a natural chewing instinct. It is not malicious, and is usually done out of boredom or to show that she is having fun while playing. In order to discourage chewing on your things, have lots of toys and bones available.

You will also, obviously, need a water bowl and a food bowl. This is not just any bowl. Some dog, such as Bassett Hounds, need special bowls so that their ears do not fall in. To go along with these bowls, you will need food. Read some books or ask your vet what is the best kind of food for the puppy you are bringing home. These are very basic supplies to have before bringing a new puppy home.

You may also want to have a crate. Not everyone finds this necessary. A crate can be used for fast and effective housebreaking. It can also become a sort of a den for your puppy. Do not purchase this with the intention of locking up your dog. If you do this, you will have counterproductive results when training. Whether in a crate or not, you will need some sort of bedding for your puppy. She will grow to know this as her bed, which is very useful in training.

Basic Supplies to Have Before Bringing a New Puppy Home

If you have decided that you don't want your puppy going upstairs, or if you want to keep her in a room at night, you may want to invest in a gate. This is much better than closing a door because your dog can still see you and the rest of the house. Other supplies to have before bringing a new puppy home are lots of newspaper, and a collar and a leash.


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