Before you bring your new puppy home, it’s a good idea to make sure you have the essentials. From puppy gates to choosing an appropriate puppy food, you’ll want to be sure to stock up on the following:

Adjustable collar

Choosing the correct collar for your puppy can lead to safer, more enjoyable walks and training sessions for you both.

A good leash

Not all leashes are created equal. Puppies chew, some pull, and others need to be kept close to avoid them getting into trouble.

Puppy pads

House training doesn’t happen in one night, and puppy pads can serve as a training tool, and insurance policy and a backup method all in one.

Healthy puppy treats

From chewy treats to dental treats, there’s a lot to choose from when it comes to puppy treats.

Reliable food storage

Let’s face it, puppies can and will get into everything. You’re going to want puppy proof food storage, and thankfully there are tons of options out there.

Dog crate

Whether you decide to crate train, are planning to travel with your pup, or plan to drive them to their vet appointments a good crate is a must.

Up-to-date microchip

Some rescues and breeders provide puppies that are already microchipped. Be sure that registration has moved to you, and that all of the information is correct, especially your phone number and address.

Dog ID tags

Identify your dog in case they escape, and make sure they are properly registered for where you live.

Dog shampoo

Whether you decide to use a commercial puppy shampoo or make your own, it’s easy to keep your puppy smelling fresh.

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