New Puppy Checklist
Author: Vebo Pet Supplies Date Posted:16 January 2014
Preparation is the key, and if you buy the essentials, know the basics of puppy-care, and have a rough idea of your planned daily routine, those first few weeks will be much easier for everyone! A new puppy brings a lot of love, fun, tail wagging and slobbery kisses, but..... that adorable little bundle of fur is going to need a lot from you if he is to grow up to be a happy, healthy dog.
Checklist For New Puppy Parents
A new puppy brings a lot of love, fun, tail wagging and slobbery kisses, but..... that adorable little bundle of fur is going to need a lot from you if he is to grow up to be a happy, healthy dog.
Preparation is the key, and if you buy the essentials, know the basics of puppy-care, and have a rough idea of your planned daily routine, those first few weeks will be much easier for everyone!
Services & Treatments
- Find a great vet: It is a good idea to make an appointment with your local vet once you receive your new puppy. They will help you with matters such as neutering, vaccinations, micro chipping and provide helpful advice to keep your new buddy happy and healthy.
- Medications: Fleas, ticks, heartworm etc. There is a large variety of medications available on the market and your vet can help you decide on the appropriate type. For example: a monthly all in one tablet to help prevent worms, fleas, and ticks VS a monthly targeted tablet that prevents only fleas VS a yearly injection to protect against heartworm.
- Registration with your local council (If you live in an apartment, you should have requested permission from Strata before you buy a dog).
- Food & water bowls
- Poop bags
- Puppy food & treats: Special puppy foods as opposed to regular adult dog food as puppies have different dietary needs. Treats to encourage good behavior & for use in training.
- Toys: Young energetic and teething puppies can be real chewing machines, so make sure you have lots of chewing toys to distract them away from your shoes and cables!
- Toilet training: Toilet training pads, grass potty, and attractant sprays to encourage your puppy to go on their new toilet.
- Obedience training: Search for local puppy training school and classes in your area.
- Crate training: A lot of breeders recommend crate training, which in essence, is to get your dog used to being inside a cage and used as a toilet training aide.
- Dog gate / baby gate: If you have stairs or areas where you want to keep your dogs away from.
- Metal crate: if you plan to do crate training or travel a lot with the pup.
- Exercise play pen: If your home has too many dangerous or sharp items and you want to confine your puppy in a certain area.
- Bitter spray: To help discourage puppies from chewing on items such as it’s bed and your furniture.
- Odour neutraliser: If your puppy has an accident inside, mopping up the mess is not enough. The scent from their urine will encourage them to revisit the scene of the crime. An odour neutraliser effectively removes the scent so they will not be tempted to toilet again in the same forbidden area.