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Hi. I will be getting a new puppy this Summer and I am wondering what you experienced dog owners think are the "essential" puppy supplies/gear that you would tell any novice that they absolutely must have before puppy comes home? Any items you don;t think you could survive puppy hood without?

Puppy will be 5-6 pounds when he comes home and mature to 20-25 pounds. We live in a 2 floor house with a yard that is NOT fenced in.

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Collar, leash, water/food bowls, kennel, toys/chews, treats, bed.

If your yard isn't fenced you could maybe do a tie out and/or get a long line.

Puppies are so fun !
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Crate and/or exercise pen
Collar, harness, leash
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Bed or blanket
Nail clippers, comb/brush, shampoo, and any other grooming gear needed for coat type
Good food
Bowls
Various toys and chews - I normally start with a kong, a couple chews (this time around lots of himalayan chews, cow hooves and horns, and everlasting treat balls), a ball, soft squeeky, and tug. Lets me get a feel for what my dog likes and what I can leave out safely.
 

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Most things were covered, but I would also add that the dog should get microchipped.

I would also recommend a regular nylon or leather leash, not a retractable one, as they are dangerous and do not teach the dog to walk nice or stay near you.

And while it's not a "thing" training is essential! So maybe add some training treats and a puppy class. :)

What kind of puppy are you getting? It seems like you know the breed/size so I imagine you're on a waiting list for a breeder or something?
 
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1) Microchip

2) a WIDE variety of chew toys of varying materials and textures. The more variety they have available, the less likely they will be to chew on things they should not.

BEST chew toy I found somewhat mimicked the texture of my hand...was key in diminishing puppy biting!
 

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Not much to add. I second the leash & body harness, exercise pen, and crate.

If you are in a cold region, I would also suggest a hot water bottle with a fabric cover. I once had a pup that came home in January and this was invaluable when putting him in his crate to sleep. He snuggled right up to it. Just use caution- don't put boiling water in it that could burn the pup's skin and don't a cover knit from yarn/wool, because little teeth and nails are going to shred that up. Be sure you check it regularly to make sure the pup is not using it as a chew toy.
 
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