1. Food and water dishes:
Make sure to get sturdy food and water dishes that can withstand a puppy's chewing. ceramic or heavy plastic dishes are good options.
2. Crate or bed:
A crate is a great way to train your puppy and keep them safe when you can't watch them. A good-sized crate should be big enough for the puppy to stand up and turn around in, but not too big so they can potty in one corner and sleep in another. Puppy beds are soft and comfortable, and provide a place for your pup to relax away from the crate.
3. Bowls for food and water:
Get at least two stainless steel or ceramic bowls for food and water. Plastic bowls can be chewed on and are not as sanitary as other materials.
A variety of toys will keep your puppy amused and help prevent them from becoming bored and destructive. Avoid toys that have small pieces that could be swallowed or choking hazards. Kongs are a great option as they can be filled with treats or peanut butter to keep the pup occupied for a while.
5. Grooming supplies:
You'll need to keep your pup clean and healthy, so make sure to get a brush, shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste specifically made for dogs.
6. Identification tags and collar:
Make sure your puppy has proper identification in case they get lost - ID tags with your contact information are a must, as well as a collar with the rabies tag.
When training your puppy it's important to have a leash so you can have control over them. A six-foot leash is ideal for walking puppies.
8. Food and treats:
Puppies need plenty of food (especially if you're housebreaking them) - choose a good quality puppy food that meets their nutritional needs. Treats can also be used to reward good behavior or during training sessions.
9. Puppy training aids:
There are many different training aids available to help teach your pup basic commands like sit, stay, come, etc. Choose whatever works best for you and make sure to start training as soon as possible!
10. New puppy guide book:
There are many great books out there on how to train and care for your new puppy - make sure to do some research before bringing your pup home so you're prepared for everything!