You have adopted a new puppy and want to ensure the day you bring him home that you have all the things you will need. The basic things you will need include puppy food, dog bowls, leash, crate, dog bed, and puppy pads if your puppy has not been housebroken or for just in case. Remember, puppies cannot hold it all day long while you are at work, so it is best to be prepared than have a mess to clean up on the carpet.
The food you purchase is very important as you need to purchase the right nutrition so you puppy will grow and healthy. You should purchase by the age, weigh and activity level of your new puppy. It is important to provide your dog with the right amount of nutritional food and steer clear of human foods as this can cause your puppy to become overweight and unhealthy. If you are not sure what dog food you should use, you should talk with your veterinarian and get some recommendations. If you change the brands often you may notice your dog becoming sick. Upset stomachs are common if you change their food, so it is best to provide a high quality dog food and stick with it.
The collar and leash are very important dog supplies as you will be taking your new puppy outside on walks and to use the bathroom. Of course, if you have a fenced in back yard, the puppy can outside in that area without the leash, but you will still want a collar that provides information about the name of the dog, the owners name, your address and telephone number, and that the tag that shows your dog has receive vaccines. When taking your puppy on a walk, most cites require dogs to be on leashes at all times unless there is a dog park.
When you are at work, you may wish to place your puppy in a crate. If you choose not to use a crate, you should let the puppy have one room to stay in while you are at work, at least until he is potty trained and has learned to use the puppy pads. You can place a dog bed in this room as well as one in your bedroom if you would like your puppy to sleep in there during the night.
Toys are very important as puppies need to chew. If you do not have chew toys expect items in the home to have chew marks until he learns not to chew on these items. Treats are also great as they can be used in training your puppy as well.