You've done your research, read up on the breed and how to train it, and you have found the perfect dog. You have made your home puppy proof; now it is time to get the supplies necessary for your new pet. What are you supposed to get? A new puppy needs everything that will make her into a well trained, healthy, happy dog. Once you have read this, you will know exactly what you need - and why.
Some of the basics when getting ready to bring your new puppy home should be items to assist in your puppy's health and development. A high quality dry puppy food, as well as durable, tip-proof water and food dishes are vital. You will need to leash train your new pet; for that, purchase a good quality puppy harness and a lightweight lead. Often the wait (to harness up) irritates them, so as soon as you get it, put it on your puppy and let him just walk around with it so he can acclimate to the feel of it. It is also a good idea to get an ID tag with your name and number to wear on the collar. If you can afford it, consider a microchip.
Each breed has its own specific needs and should be trained according to their individual temperament and personality. You will need a guide book specific to the particular breed you will purchase. This will become a very important reference tool for everything from breed facts to training your puppy. It will advise you on what to expect from your new pet and how to encourage your puppy to behave correctly.
One of the most important tools for any trainer are treats; this is also true for any new owner that is trying to train their puppy. Dogs respond differently, but they are all actually quite self serving. They need the task at hand to be beneficial to them before they will do it. This is where treats come in. As long as you keep your commands short and simple, with treats your new puppy will be rolling over in no time. Also as a part of training you will want a dog crate, and an easily cleaned, durable bed. It is probably best to get a crate that will grow with your puppy. This way, after housebreaking, it will be a comfortable and secure place for your dog in the years to come, and it will be an easy way to transport your pet safely.
Having a new puppy in the home is a lot like having a toddler. Curious and mischievous, they will get into everything. To ensure that your puppy doesn't get into unwanted areas, you may want to have a gate that can block parts of your home off from the dog to keep the puppy away from harmful substances or situations. Just like toddlers, puppies teethe on things to help new teeth break through their gums, so it's smart to have a wide variety of puppy-safe chew toys on hand. This will provide entertainment and pain relief and might just spare your favorite pair of shoes! You should also purchase a 'no chew' spray. This is a puppy-safe spray that deters unwanted chewing.
Now that you have all that is necessary for your puppy, bring him/her home and enjoy adapting to each other.
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