Getting a new pup is so much fun but to make him feel at home a visit to the pet store for some pet essential products.
- Dog Food & Bowls: Deciding on a dog food brand is imperative for your pup to stay healthy till he can be weaned to home cooked and other food options once he is older. A sensible way to make sure he does not land up with stomach issues would be to follow the diet that either the breeder or foster parent was giving. There is an entire lifetime to experiment where food is concerned but not when your dog is a puppy. Best to consult a veterinarian before you get the pup at home. Getting an adjustable food bowl stand with stainless steel bowls is what we recommend.
- Collar & Leash: Once his vaccination schedule is complete you will want to go out for a walk with your pup. Malaika Fernandes a Canine Behaviorist – Trainer recommends a 6 foot long padded leash with a collar( use of prongs,shock,choke collars is cruel). While retractable dog leashes are quite popular with dog owners, they are not a good idea, and can be dangerous with an untrained pup.
- Crate: If you have a crate ready, you can help ensure your pup has a place where he can feel safe and comfortable, and where he can stay out of trouble. It is also a good idea to have some baby gates to keep your dog contained in a certain part of your home.
- ID Tag & Microchip: Your pup needs identification so that he can be reunited with you in case he is lost.
- Toys: If your pup is busy with toys he loves, he’s less likely to get into mischief — and he’ll have fun, too. It’s important to consider safety when you’re picking out dog toys and chews. Make sure they’re large enough that they can’t be swallowed and they’re not stuffed with beans or beads.
- First Aid Kit: Accidents can happen, and as a responsible dog owner, it helps to have a pet first-aid kit on hand. For some accidents, your pet will need to see a veterinarian. But there may be times when your vet can give you guidance regarding your dog’s treatment. http://princelypaws.com/index.php/2016/09/28/first-aid-kit-list-for-pets/
- Anti-chew spray: Like an off-limits sign for your furniture legs, these sprays taste bitter so your puppy will be discouraged from chewing inappropriately.
- Training & Behavior: Don’t wait for the pup to finish his vaccination schedule & then begin training, remember the sessions can be done indoors. To understand a pups perspective from the beginning it is best to hire a Canine Behaviorist – Trainer that will not just train the pup but most importantly teach the pet parent as well. Equip yourself with tips on toilet training http://princelypaws.com/index.php/2016/07/25/the-toilet-training-guide-for-puppy-parents/ , teething issues http://princelypaws.com/index.php/2016/10/08/how-to-tame-a-teething-puppy/