A new puppy is so exciting. If you prep before the puppy arrives, you will be ready and can spend time with the puppy and knowing you are ready. Here are some things to have on hand:
Food and Water Bowls
Stainless steel bowls are easy to clean and put in the dishwasher.
Lockewood Goldens will provide you with a small bag of puppy food to get you started.
We supplement with cooked, deboned and skinned chicken to give the puppy extra protein as it is growing.
Dog Crate and Dog Bed
A training crate gives the dog a “space of its own”. Many expert recommend that a puppy sleep in a crate their first night home. Put a dog bed or cushion in crate so it is comfy.
Collar, Leash and Harness for Walks
A harness tends to pull less on the dog when you take it for walks.
Dog Chew Toys
The toys provide mental and physical stimulation and activity for the puppy.
Small treats help reward the puppy when you are training.
Start your habits out right. Pick up after your dog on walks and your neighbors will appreciate you.
Grooming brush and dog shampoo
Brush the puppy’s coat regularly and bath once or twice a month.
Dog toothbrush and tooth paste
Start out right with dental hygiene.
Stain and Odor Remover
There will be accidents in potty training. Have a stain and odor remover on hand.
Puppy Potty Place
Identify a place outdoors that the puppy can go to the bathroom. That will be your “go-to” place with training.
Puppy prep saves time. Then you can spend time with your puppy!