5. Hit the Pet Store With Our New Dog Shopping List
If you’ve never owned a dog before, there are quite a few items you’re going to need to make Fido feel at home. In the spirit of the holidays, you get to play Santa Paws!
Items you will definitely need are:
To avoid tummy troubles, you will probably want to buy the food your pooch is currently being fed by the breeder or shelter. If you want to change their food, you can mix the old and new, slowly phasing out the old.
- Name Tag
- Food and Water Dishes
Since your dog will consume a lot of treats during their early days of training, buy a low-calorie option for daily consumption. You can splurge on the more fattening treats for special occasions – or if you need a really enticing training incentive.
Items you might need are:
If your new puppy has to spend time indoors alone, they’re likely to have an accident. Puppy pads aren’t a long-term solution, but they can help protect your carpet and minimize messes before your puppy is fully potty trained.
- Poop Bags
- Cleaning Supplies
Some cleaning supplies are specifically formulated to clean up after and around pets!
Download our new dog shopping list HERE and check it off as you shop!
Once you’ve purchased everything you need, you are ready to welcome your new woof! However, you still need to review the first-time dog owner checklist for after your pooch comes home.