Preparation

Now you have a puppy reserved for you its time to prepare for its arrival.

One book that I recommend clients to read is Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy by Steve Mann. 

Now is the time for you to start shopping!

It’s a good idea to have everything organised and ready for your puppy’s arrival.

With so much information available I have comprised a shopping list and where you can purchase these items from.

Shopping List

  1. Travel crate – your puppy needs to be secure in the car
  2. Crate for the home
  3. Playpen
  4. Bed – lots to choose from Vet Bed is a great option for the crate for the car
  5. Food and water bowls
  6. Water bottle
  7. Food – find out what the breeder is feeding. Do some research on the food (Please feel free to speak to me about this in your consultation)
  8. Treats – make your own (we have a recipe book available on our webshop) *New* Recipe Book – Paws 4 Training
  9. Toys
  10. Safe chews – pizzles, deer antlers, yak bars
  11. Interactive toys – Kongs, Toppl, Lickimats, Snufflemats
  12. Peanut butter (made with 100% peanuts) – must not contain Xilitol
  13. Nail clippers
  14. Brush
  15. Towels
  16. Collar, lead and harness – (Visit our webshop to order any of the above – we have other items available including houselines and training lines) Shop – Paws 4 Training
  17. ID tag – this is a legal requirement and MUST include all this information. YOUR last name. FULL postal address and contact number. (DON’T put your puppy’s name on the tag)
  18. Poo bag
  19. Toilet training bells
  20. Puppy bag – to keep everything in when you are on the go!
  21. First aid kit – including a Tick Remover
  22. Puppy carrier – for socialisation and habituation
  23. Clicker
  24. Whistle
  25. Treat bag
  26. Travel water bowl
  27. Pet Remedy Spray
  28. Coat or jumper (depending on time of year)
  29. Food storage container (if you are feeding kibble)
  30. Separate fridge/freezer if you are going to raw feed

Click on this link for a downloadable version of the list

Puppy Shopping List

Have a look on our PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS PAGE for some of the items on the list. Paws 4 Training are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Puppy pads

One item that a lot of people buy that isn’t necessary is puppy pads.

You are better off not using them as you will have twice the amount of work when it comes to toilet training.

The best way to deal with toilet training is to take your puppy outside frequently. Also, ensure you take them out at the key times. This includes on waking, after play and eating.

Using a crate will also speed up toilet training. Ensure your crate is big enough for your pup to stand up in turn around and lay flat. Use bedding that is easy to wash. 

You can purchase toilet training bells so you can teach your puppy to notify you when it needs to go to the toilet. (I have included this on the product recommendations page on the website)

Training Classes and Puppy Consultations

Now is the time to start thinking about puppy classes and consultations.

Our classes can get booked up quickly during busy periods.

When you know that your puppy is joining your family you should have an idea of when they will be fully vaccinated. You can start our classes from when your puppy has had its final vaccination. Visit our Puppy Training Classes page to find out more information about our classes and how you can book.

If you have any further questions or concerns about bringing a puppy into your home then please get in touch for a puppy consultation.

If you would prefer a more bespoke method of training we offer our bespoke puppy programmes.

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