Things are getting closer to getting my new pup, the delivery date is January 8. One of my board buddies here asked me if I have everything I need and I went straight into panic mode- I Don't Know, I thought!
So I went back to do a mental check and then check the board for a puppy supply list and could only find a list that one of the members posted that her breeder provides.
So I am posting that list here, and, if anyone has anything to add please post- 8 weeks seems like a long time- but it flies- I am getting oldddddd ;D
Crate and pad
Stainless steel bowls [b](Don't know if this is important- I have plastic ones and ceramic)[/b]
Collar, leash, personalized tag
1 mo. supply puppy food
Toy bin with several chew toys and balls (Kong chew toys and stuffed squeaky toys)
1 mo. flee/tick meds (will get when I visit my vet upon bringing her home)
Brush and toothbrush
Lots of paper towels for little "oops". Also a bottle of bitter apple spray to deter chewing on stuff...this was a godsend for us, and saved our kitchen trim and chairs...and works on hands too!
More experienced people here will be able to comment but I don't think you want to put flea/tick meds on such a young puppy.
NATURE's MIRACLE is a must. You put it on the accidents and clean - it neutralizes the odor.
chewies to help with teething - I bought cow ears ( less fat)
lots of paper towels (to clean up any accidents)
Nature's Miracle (for the same reason)
Training treats (small pieces) to reward "potty" outside ..... I kept treats in all my coat pockets for that!! ;D and to reward "come" every time!
"In moments of joy all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." W. H. Auden
Linda, Kona and Bo
LOTS of patience. ;D
i got a baby gate as well to keep him from climb expeditions on the stairs.
I vote for Stainless steel bowls ~ not plastic ~ as it keeps puppies from getting those little pimple like things on their snouts (okay, somebody help me out here and say what I'm trying to say in a better way).
Also I'd get several Nylabones. She's gonna need lots of chew toys!
Someone asked this in the puppy section a week or two ago. Here is what I wrote:
Food and water bowl (ceramic or stainless steel)
Separate dog bed
Cheap collar and leash (pup will outgrow/ruin them quickly!)
Appropriate chew toys
Nametag for collar
Old towels for paw cleaning
Puppy safe treats stored in a puppy proof container
Container for food storage
Confinement for car travel (another crate ideally)
Good antibacterial cleaner for accidents
Books on puppy rearing/training/behavior
Yes, I went with stainless steel bowls with rubber lips on the bottom for both of mine.
I have Rowan's in between the fridge and wall against the cupboard on a plastic placemat. It stays put1
My vote would also be to ditch the plastic bowls. Ceramic is good. We have always used ceramic and the bowls last YEARS. Unless you drop and smash one, you can't beat them for value for money. They are easy to keep clean and last longer in terms of quality than the stainless ones.
We had Stainless, Plastic, and Ceramic.
Stainless: NOISEY, to easy to push around
Plastic: DESTRUCTION, good to eat when food is gone
Ceramic: Our choice, stays put, doesn't eat it.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.