New Puppy Shopping List

  Training

  •  No-slip "martingle style" collar

  • *   ID Tag with at leat one phone number

  • *   Choke Chain (add 4" to the circumferance of their        neck.

  • Leather Lead (6')  I like 1/4" but 1/2" is good too.  Do not invest in too heavy of lead (or snap) for you puppy.  The stregth of your lead is not what is going to control your dog.

  • Slip Lead- Euro lead.  Great for convincing a stubborn dog to get off the bed/sofa/go out the back door, etc.

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Grooming

  • Sulfate Free Shampoo
    (For white dogs or those with white points, I use Paul Mitchell Blonde "Platinum Blonde")

  • Pin Brush

  • Metal Comb

  • "Furminator" style brush

  • Nail Clippers

  • Styptic Powder

  • Grooming Shears

  • Tooth Brush/Paste (for dogs no imitation sugar)

  • Tooth scaler (most groomers can do this for you.) or have your veterinarian do a thorough cleaning.



Kenneling

  • Stainless Steel Food Bowl

  • Stainless Steel Water Pail

  • Crate(s)

  • Dog Bed

  • Car Hammock (for sedan)

  • Barrier (for minivan/SUV)

 

  • ​​Wound Wash/flush

 

  • Antibiotic Ointment

  • Wound Spray

  • No Stick wound Pad

  • Vet Wrap

  • No Chew Vet Wrap

  • Muzzle (I use plastic size 8, 9 or 10)

  • (can be used for racing as well)

  • Gauze

  • Cotton Balls

  • Forcepts/Tweezers

  • Surgical Gloves

  • Charcoal Capsules

  • Emitrex

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Immodium

  • Stool Softener

  • Soluable Fiber tabs/caps

  • Canned Pumpkin

  • Fish Flex

  • Fish Zole

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 Food

  • Premium performance blend 30/20 (protein - fat) multiple manufacturers.

  • Milk Bones - LARGE

  • String Cheese for training

  • Sweet Potatoes for chewing 

 
I do not recommend:
  • LEG BONES (or any bones for that matter)

  • Raw meat

  • Pig's ears

  • Nylabone

  • "Fat Balls" or other weight gain formulas