What MUST you have for your new puppy?


This whole site has many things for your new puppy, but to make things even easier for you, we have drawn up a list of items which are absolutely essential for you to give your puppy a great homecoming.
Most of these are available on this site (these items marked *), but wherever you buy them from, make sure you have everything you need.
The main things you will need include:-

General Puppy Essentials.

* Formulated puppy food.
* Feeding and water bowls.
* Puppy collar/adult collar & lead.
Name tag showing puppy's name, your details, and perhaps your vet's telephone number.
* Chews and teething aids (to be used under supervision).
Poo bags.
* Toilet training pads.
* Suitable toys.
* Training treats (check they are suitable for puppies as some are not suitable until puppies reach 6 to 12 months).
Grooming equipment - brushes, combs, towels etc.
Claw clippers and scissors.
* Shampoo especially formulated for puppies.
* A book on general puppy/dog ownership and training.

For your home and garden:-

* Puppy play pen
* Dog training crate.
* Basket/bed, bedding, crate cushions, snugglebag.
* Furniture sheets or covers.
* Outside kennel or kennel run if you are going to keep your dog outside.

For the car:-

* Dog crate
A dog travel harness or guard where a crate is not practical.
* Travel feed and water bowls.
* Blankets, covers, crate mat / lounger, Vetbeds.

* Items marked * are available on this website.