New Puppy Checklist

New Puppy Checklist

New Puppy Checklist

22 Items You’ll Need For Your Puppy (or Dog)

Congrats on the new addition to your family! This is such an exciting, and often overwhelming time.

ESSENTIALS

Collar

Dog ID Tag

Kennel or Crate

4-6 Ft. Leash

30 Ft. Lead

Dog Bed

Treat Pouch

GROOMING

Puppy Shampoo

Dog Toothbrush

Dog Toothpaste

Dog Brush or Comb

Nail Clippers

NUTRITION

Food

High-Value Treats

Food Bowl

Water Bowl

POTTY

Potty Bags

Potty Bag Dispenser

Poop Scooper

Carpet Cleaner

PLAY

Chew Toys (7+)

Toys for Fetch

New Puppy Checklist

Essentials

A lot of available dog treats are:

Unhealthy

You shouldn’t eat french fries and chocolate all day every day, right? Neither should your dog.

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Big & Boring

So many treats are either too large, too crunchy, too bland or all of the above. This won’t help motivate your dog.

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Good, Not Great

Your dog might like a treat enough to eat it but use their favorite (aka high-value) for training.

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These kind of treats won’t help you get the best results, if any at all, from your dog.

Nutrition

Use treats that are:

Small

Each treat only needs to be pea-sized, even for large dogs. This allows your dog to quickly eat each treat and allows them to earn more treats but not consume a lot of excess calories.

Unsure of how big this is? It’s about the size of your pinky nail. For small dogs, you can make each treat even smaller.
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Soft

Easy to chew and swallow.
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Stinky

Your dog can smell 5 times more than you!

So though you don’t need to use liverwurst, do use foods that will get your dog’s attention like steak, chicken, cheese, etc.
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Healthy

You might not be lucky enough to have a dog that loves carrots*, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t avoid dyes and unnecessary added sugars/syrups.

Read the nutrition facts and labels!

*If your dog likes carrots, make training easier by cooking them so they’re soft.

Grooming

Find out what healthy, small, soft, & stinky treats your dog LOOOOVES so they can earn them while training.

Potty

Find out what healthy, small, soft, & stinky treats your dog LOOOOVES so they can earn them while training.

Play

Find out what healthy, small, soft, & stinky treats your dog LOOOOVES so they can earn them while training.

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