The New Puppy Checklist

New puppy… now what?

 

You searched high and low for the perfect new furry friend, looking for that one special little pup and then you found 'em and just knew... "That's the ONE!”  Getting a new puppy is like gaining a new member of the family, therefore you want to provide them the best you can.  But many may be surprised to get their new family member home and realize they don't have everything they need to care for a new puppy.

 

When you think about a puppy's needs, obvious things come to mind: food, dog bowl, collar and leash.  Of course food, water, and shelter are the bare essentials, however there are so many additional necessities that are needed to ensure a healthy, active, and enriched lifestyle.  The main categories of caring for a dog are feeding, training, walking, playing, and living, all of which require certain basic items to provide the best care for your puppy.

 

Feeding:

Food

Bowls

Supplements

 

Training:

Training Treats

Training Book or Guide

Crate

Training Pads

 

Walking:

Leash

Collar and/or Harness

ID Tags

Poop bags

 

Playing:

Toys

Chews

 

Living:

Bed

Grooming products

 

 

This checklist is a great place to start with your new pooch but never forget, YOU are the most important piece OF your puppy's life.  Your time, patience, love, and understanding are the keys to finding joy in you furry family member.  Visit our website, or head in to one of our stores and speak with our Pet Experts who will gladly guide you through nutrition, training, and basic Puppy 101.

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