Congrats—you’ve recently gotten a puppy! While you’re probably not in short supply of wags, wiggles, and kisses, you might be wondering what supplies you need for your puppy. Thankfully, there are tons of options for whatever you need, including how to potty train a puppy, how to deal with puppy separation anxiety, teething, training, and more. There are even new puppy bundles that include everything you need in one, easy-to-pick-from place.
One of the first things you should get for your new puppy is a harness or collar and a leash. This is important to keep your puppy safe, and will help with training too. If a harness is the way you want to go, the Puppia Soft Dog Harness is a perfect first harness for your puppy. Its soft body is great to prevent rubbing, and it will help your puppy learn how to walk on a leash without getting pulled or choked. You could also get a collar to get your puppy used to wearing one if you plan to have them wear a collar long term. A leash is a must no matter what, as that is what will keep your puppy close and safe on walks.
Potty training is definitely something you will need to teach your puppy, and thankfully, there are tons of things that make it easy. Training treats are helpful to reward your puppy when they go potty outside, or wherever their designated potty spot is. Puppy pads are a great first thing for potty training. They can be put anywhere in your house so your puppy can learn to go in one spot before they go outside. Wee-Wee Training Pads are a reliable brand and work well to reinforce where your puppy is allowed to go potty. There will be times, though, where your puppy won’t make it to the pad or outside, and accidents are bound to happen. That’s where a stain & odor remover will come in handy, as it will help you clean up any and all puppy potty accidents. Make sure you get a cleaner with enzymes, as they will kill the odors from potty accidents and ensure your puppy won’t pee in the same spot again.
If there’s one thing your puppy needs (besides food of course), it’s toys! Playtime is an important part of any puppy’s day, and helps keep them entertained and out of things they shouldn’t be getting into. Chew toys are imperative for those sharp puppy teeth, and giving them a positive outlet for the natural instinct of chewing will go far in puppyhood and beyond. A popular puppy chew toy is the puppy pacifier toy. Its shape is good for puppies and it looks cute to boot. The Nylabone Puppy Pacifier Teething Dog Chew Toy helps reduce plaque and promote good chewing habits.
If your puppy is up crying in the middle of the night, or cries when you have to leave the house, they might be dealing with separation anxiety. You don’t have to just wait it out though or listen to them cry—there are things you can get that can help! The SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Toy uses a simulated heartbeat to help puppies feel like they are still sleeping with their mom or littermates. If you leaving is a trigger for their anxiety, a food distraction while you’re gone will help. Get a KONG Puppy Dog Toy and fill it with either training treats, kibble, or a can of KONG Easy Treat Chicken Liver Puppy Treat, so they have something to eat while you get what you need done.
No matter what you get for your new puppy, just make sure you start with the basics. Then add some time outside and your love, and your puppy will thrive!