It’s important to plan ahead for a new puppy’s arrival. Be sure to use this checklist to pick up puppy supplies in preparation.
- Collar and Leash – Pick a collar and make sure it is snug, but not too tight. A six-foot leash will keep your pup safe and close during walks but also allow some room for exploration.
- Crate and Bed – Puppies and young dogs can benefit from being trained to sleep in a crate. It helps with potty training, and keeps your dog – and pillows – safe when you’re not home. Buy a large enough crate that your pup can grow and still be comfortable.
- Toys – Having a few different toys on hand when you get home will help with a teething and energetic puppy.
- Cleaning Supplies – When housebreaking a puppy dog, accidents are going to happen. Be sure to stock up on puppy essentials such as paper towels and carpet and floor cleaner.