I was CLUELESS when it came to getting things for a new puppy - we never had pets growing up, so I didn't even know where to start. I was thankful to have suggestions from friends! I've put together a list of the things that we have used and really liked. We have a Shichon/Zuchon - a mix of a Shih Tzu & a Bichon Frise - so this list can be helpful for a small dog - some things may be too small for a larger pup. I hope this helps!
Items for the home
30" crate with divider:
Carpet cleaning spray:
Neater Feeder bowls to help with spills:
Speaking of house training - we use these biodegradable bags to pick up his little gifts outside. ;)
Want to block off some areas in your house?
We have these gates in different areas - and all work great for our different needs.
Gate with walk through door: https://amzn.to/3areKDK
Retractable gate: https://amzn.to/3rYnEhN
Adjustable gate, fits a wider opening than a normal doorway: https://amzn.to/3u2sU5L
Seatbelts for headrests:
Car booster seat (we got the medium for our small pup):
Travel bag - it has containers for food and treats - and two collapsible bowls as well!
Car seat covers - this isn't the exact one we have, but we brought him home with one similar, it had the zip up sides which let him move around without getting hurt. (Along with a child holding him too)
Harness - we ordered the XS for him when we got him as a pup.
At 7 months, we ordered the Small.
Leash to match:
Want something a little more sturdy/substantial?
This Ruffwear harness has been great too:
Front Range Every Day Harness
Comb for the body:
Comb that we use for his tears:
Self Cleaning brush:
Bath tether (our little guy doesnt love the water, so it helps keep him in.
Tearless puppy shampoo:
No-Hide chews - the ONLY thing that kept him occupied for any amount of time:
He likes these also as he's gotten bigger:
Kong toy - we filled with peanut butter or plain yogurt:
Zuke's training treats - we used these for housetraining:
We use these Zuke's treats when he goes in his crate at night:
Blue buffalo bacon sizzlers:
This is the food we use - Taste of the Wild, Ancient Stream with Ancient Grains:
Himalayan Dog Chew:
Ball dog toys:
We got most of these at Marshalls - but he loves the burrowing toys:
Penguins in Igloo: https://amzn.to/3psLnou
Banana with monkeys: https://amzn.to/3psp964
Just for fun
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