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Puppy shopping list

January 09, 2020

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This is an extensive shopping list of all the things you might need before your puppy arrives. This was taken from my notes before we picked Betty up.

  • Vetbad - This was to make her comfortable in her crate. It’s good because you can cut it to various sizes
  • Enzyme based cleaner - A must to clean up those little accidents! Any other cleaning product won’t do, it has to be Enzyme based otherwise you’ll find your puppy forming bad habits in specific locations.
  • Slip lead - Used to quickly put on for toilet sessions. Just slip over the head no need to get the full harness on when she’s just going outside for a wee. We had a small fenced off area outside the door setup so we didn’t end up using this.
  • Harness and lead - For proper walks and training.
  • Puppy pads - For -well you know what for-
  • Baby gates - To secure her in rooms that have been puppy proofed and stop her getting up to mischief!
  • Pen for Kitchen and Garden - To create a safe space in the kitchen while cooking and a safe small space in the garden for toilet sessions.
  • Wood to secure areas in the kitchen and landing - Prevent her exploring behind cupboards and falling through the rails on the landing.
  • Bowls - for food and water
  • Toys - Tough ones!
  • Blanket - Something to snuggle into and you can pick her up in
  • Insurance - Make sure her pet insurance is valid for the day she comes home
  • Treats - Needed for training as rewards
  • Food - Puppy food to move her on to
  • Baby wipes - Quickly clean her
  • Poop scoop and brush - Cleaning up the mess
  • Poo bags - picking up her poo of course
  • Worming tablets - Prevent nasty worms
  • Flea treatment - Prevent nasty fleas
  • Puppy Kongs - Great to keep them distracted
  • Torch - essential for night time toilet sessions
  • Sturdy knotted rope - Great for tug games and training to let things go
  • Balls - to play fetch and use in training
  • Cupboard safety clasps - Stop her getting into cupboards with bleach etc
  • Grooming mit / brush - keep her well groomed
  • Shampoo - keep her coat clean