Equipment To Have On Hand When You Are Training Your Puppy

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Bringing a new puppy into your home is one of the most exciting times your family will experience. Here is a checklist of essential equipment to have on hand so that the transition is smooth and peaceful for your pup.

Must-Have Puppy Products and Equipment

It can be an overwhelming occasion when you go shopping for essential puppy products before your little pet arrives at your home. Don’t allow all the equipment and toys tempt you into buying anything you don’t need, especially if you are on a tight budget.

A Collar And Leash that are appropriate for your puppy’s age should be one of the first things you add to your shopping cart. You can ask advice from the proprietor about which kind is best for the size and strength of the breed your new puppy happens to be. Don’t be persuaded to buy something fancy and cute that will fall apart the minute your dog becomes active.

A Dog Bed And Crate are also must-have equipment for your puppy. Crates keep your little resident contained for monitoring and housetraining. If a visit to the vet is planned for vaccinations or check-ups, a crate comes in very handy too. No one wants to be driving with a playful puppy on the loose.

Your dog crate should include a bed for your pup that is cozy and soft. It must also give the little pup room to shift around if it wants to, but not so voluminous to make it feel alone. Don’t forget that this will be the first time your puppy will sleep without the presence of their mother and siblings.  

Training Pads are must if you have carpet. They are also a great way to house train your small doggy without any resentment being felt on either side. Training pads should be used both day and night. If you would like more information on the benefits of these puppy training necessities, visit ipet’s guide to training pads.      

Puppy Food And Water Bowls come in a wide variety of materials and sizes. You will have a choice of ceramic, plastic, or stainless steel. Plastic is the cheapest, but they come with certain drawbacks: they make for very handy chew toys when your puppy’s secondary teeth start making their way through.

Ceramic bowls are less likely to be used as things to chew, but if they somehow shatter, the shards could be dangerous. They must also be checked for guarantees of dishwasher safety and lead-free manufacturing.

If you are thinking in the long-term, buying your puppy stainless steel food and water bowls are the best solution. They are heavy and durable enough not to be chewed. They are easy to clean and will last for a very long time without signs of wear and tear.

Now that you and your family have more facts about the equipment essentials for your new puppy, you can enjoy your new bundle of joy.

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  1. Sandra B. says

    Great post! I’ve had 3 puppies now, and the training stage is always a fun yet somewhat stressful stage. Having these items is crucial. I would also add to this list some cleaner for the carpets when the training pads don’t get used like they should. I’ve used a number of different cleaning products, but I think my favorite has been Chem-Dry’sPet Odor Extinguisher. Makes training a puppy much more enjoyable 🙂

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