Puppy Essentials Checklist: Must-Have Items For Your New Puppy

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Puppy Essentials Checklist 

Welcoming a new puppy into your family can be very exciting! We’ve put together a checklist of items that we know are essential for you to purchase for your new pup!

The Must-Have Items You Need: 

  • Water and Food Feeder Bowls 
    • Research a good choice of dog food specifically for puppies and that fits within your monthly budget
  • Dog Bed and Blanket
  • Training Crate
  • Toys, lots of toys!
    • If you get a puppy that is under 1 year of age, consider purchasing teething toys and calming toys. Puppies will chew on things around the house when they get bored. Also, calming toys are good for when you need to leave for errands, and this can help with separation anxiety. 
  • Leash, Collar, and a Dog Tag with your contact information      
  • Dog Shampoo and Conditioner 
    • Dog Grooming Wipes are great to wipe off their paws or to maintain cleanliness in-between baths 
  • Dog Grooming Brush 
  • Dog Toothbrush and Toothpaste 
  • Play Pen or Gate to block off certain areas in your home 
  • Back Harness for walking
  • Dog Carrying Bag 
  • Training Items Needed: 
    • Pee Pads and Training Spray
    • Dog Doorbell which helps with outside potty training
    • Training Treats
    • Poop Bags for walks or dog parks
    • "No Biting" Spray 
    • Training Clicker which helps for obedience training
    • Pet Cleaning Spray

Photo of dog supplies such as dog bed, dog leash, collar, bandana, food bowl

These are the must-have items needed for a new puppy entering your home. Your puppy will appreciate you and be so happy to enter such a loving family.

The puppy stage can be fun, overwhelming, and pricey at times but these items mentioned above can help make the journey a little easier and rewarding for you, your family, and your puppy. 

If you can think of any of essential must-have items, leave a comment and let us know! 


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