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Old 09-28-2017, 11:04 AM
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For my new pup I have been shopping and bought the following:

crate (for training and not long term use!)
puppy pads and puppy pad tray holder
bed
blankets
lots of toys
toy basket
grooming brush and shampoo
food and water bowls
food (as recommended by my breeder)
reins and lead
poop bags
carry bag

Is there anything I have forgotten thanks?
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:03 PM
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I really like a pen. The pup is confined, but not so much as a crate. I use the Iris pen, and put down a washable human grade pee pad. In the pen I have the crate/carrier/bed, bowl of water, and a chewable toy for teething puppies. That way the pup can be safe, and yet can walk around a little. Mine sort of housetrained themselves. I also have some pads around the condo.

I assume by 'reins' you mean a collar/harness? Most of us use a harness with our little ones. I never leave a collar on my pups--too much of a concern for catching on something. Tags can go on the harness. I also always microchip my dogs.
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For my new pup I have been shopping and bought the following:

crate (for training and not long term use!)
puppy pads and puppy pad tray holder
bed
blankets
lots of toys
toy basket
grooming brush and shampoo
food and water bowls
food (as recommended by my breeder)
reins and lead
poop bags
carry bag

Is there anything I have forgotten thanks?
Wow! Thats a lot. But I think I should start getting my tea cup his own stuff. Where do you usually buy? Online?
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:39 AM
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Sounds like you have a lot of essential things.
I can only think of little extras? Donít own a chi (yet) , but we have another 5 month old pup at home so some of these might still be appropriate maybe.
One thing Iíve found handy are treat bags - little drawstring pouches that you can attach to your belt/jacket etc. they keep treats fresh (and are less destructable and less bulky than carrying around the packaging that treats normally come in).

We bought a heartbeat puppy pillow/comfort cuddly toy in case our pup ended up not settling...but she settled through the nights straight away and just uses it to play with lol
Could be another thing to consider looking at though?

Not sure where you are from or what climate you have, but you could start looking at small practical raincoats/winter coats for when you need to take puppy outside (to get used to garden/play/potty training at first, or you could buy this later when puppy is fully vaccinated and starting to go on little mini walks?) ...but would be best buying when you have the pup so can buy the right sizes I think.

I also second the idea of a play pen , puppy can have own secure play space which is much safer than letting loose around the house until she/he is a bit older.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:34 AM
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An identification tag should be on the list too. I use break-away collars to hold my dog's tags. For a puppy, look for a kitten collar that goes down to less than 8 inches. Tags that attach flat to the collar are also nice because they are less likely to get caught in something and don't hang down where the puppy can chew on them. Lucky Pet tags and Boomerang tags have such tags.
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