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Old 02-11-2014, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Preparing for my future Puppy to come home ((HELP))

so i know that this may be early and maybe to soon, but im anxious and cant wait.

so what do i need to get before my future puppy comes home?
i need help making a list of things and maybe some things you guys may recommend i need.

this is the list i got so far. would be nice to more detail my list with recommended brands or specifics of the item.

Crate (would be used for only when im gone at work for 8 hour day.)
-what is a good size?
-im thinking one of the bigger ones he/she can grow in to
-im thinking i like the ones that are black and fence like.
-or would a plastic travel kennel would be a better idea?

Bed
-should i get a small dog bed for now and a bigger one later?
-or just get a big one and have my companion grow in to it
-any one you find better then the other? matt over bed maybe?

Food & treats
-i was going to wait and see what my breeder would recommend to start with. and maybe experiment on my own with my companion in the future.
i want good healthy stuff. and thinking of doing mostly raw with a mix of some dog food to make a hybrid type food.
- your suggestions?
-treats for puppies? what is a good one to help train them?

Toys
-how many should i get?
-what should i get? (tug, chew, ball, other??)
-should i wait to go shopping for toys with my pup or get a few to start with first?
-home made toys ideas/suggestions maybe?

Bath & Meds
-what is a good shampoo for bath?
-what basic meds do i need to have on hand?
-flea tick treatments? do i need them or not tell i notice the need for it?

Training
-what would i need to have for training? potty, house, crate, tricks, etc..
-clicker?

Accessories
-collar
-leash
-feel free to add more


im just super excited and cant wait. so i wouldn't mind setting stuff up now and wait for the pup to come. maybe bargain shop early. let me know your thoughts, what i need, what you recommend, what i need to wait on to get later etc...
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