Here is a helpful list we've compiled to help you become
the best new pup parent on the block!
Hello Friends, This is a super exciting time, Your welcoming a new family member into your household! We know this can be a little nerve wrecking but "Don't Fret" we are here to help you make this transition as smooth as possible :) Below you will find a list of things (some obvious.. some not so much :) to make you and your new puppers life wayyy easier!
Choosing The Right Crate Size.
Crates come in tons of different sizes, which will be the only important thing to worry about when choosing one for your puppy. Your puppy's crate will be his/her safe space when they are not with you :) so choosing one that is not to big nor to small is super important. When choosing a dog crate, the top factor to consider is size. Your dog should be able to walk into the crate without crouching down, and be able to comfortably turn around with the door shut.. A good way to determine the correct size is to measure your dog’s height when standing (top of the dog’s head to the floor) and length (tip of the dog’s nose to the base of its tail). Then, add 4 inches to the dog’s measurements to determine the best dog crate size. After you’ve figured out what size crate you need, measure the area of your home where the crate will be kept to make sure it fits.
Purchasing a collar for your new puppy is a good way to have visible identification (just in case) to insure proper fit, make sure you are able to fit at least two fingers under the collar when it meets your puppy's neck.
4 feet is a good length for most puppies. It's perfect when teaching your new puppy to stay by your side.
We recommend using a harness while walking your puppy/dog. The reason being a collar only provides a single point of control, whereas a harness tugs on the whole torso. While this is definitely more effective in correcting your puppy. It is also less painful and restricting for your new pup.
Food & Water Bowl
This is probably the most obvious but we are adding it to this essential list :) Think about how much food your puppy will get and make sure the bowl is bigger. For instance, if your puppy would get a cup of food, the bowl should be big enough to fit two to four cups in. That way, they will be able to push around their food without spilling it.
Dog Waste Bags
Being a responsible dog owner is super important. Make sure to pick up your new puppy's
#2's when out on your adventures :)
Pet Stain & Odor Remover
Lets face it, accidents are bound to happen and keeping some stain remover on hand is going to be a life saver!!
Training usually starts the first week :) Having some tasty treats on hand will encourage your little guy/gal to keep up the good work!
Dog Bed or Blanket
Having a comfy bed or blanket for your new puppy to curl up in will definitely make crate time more enjoyable.
Last But definitely not least are some appropriate sized toys. Making sure your new puppy has something to chew and tug on while they are growing in those pearly whites is going to make everyone's life a bit easier :)