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MrsHaaHoo Sat 05-May-18 21:04:17

Just after best buys for a new puppy that you really need? Was thinking crate, bed, bowls, car/boot guard, lead (or harness - which is best?) and so on. What's a fab buy/couldn't live without and what's a waste of space/money/don't bother....

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shushpenfold Sat 05-May-18 21:05:19

Wood root chew toy and buffalo horn chew toy. Wouldn’t be without them!

Wolfiefan Sat 05-May-18 21:07:33

You MUST have a tag with your details on. Check KC website for what has to be on it.
Breed? Some do better on harnesses.
Poo bags and enzyme cleaners for mistakes.
Vet fleece. Comfy washable bed.
Nylabone and Kong.

YearOfYouRemember Sat 05-May-18 21:13:03

Collar
ID tag
Harness
Lead
Loads of toys grin.
Food
Training treats
Snacks
Whistle/clicker
Food bag
Chuckit balls
Vet bed
Bed
Flannels
Baby wipes
Towels
Poo bags

CMOTDibbler Sat 05-May-18 21:14:43

Buy a really warm dressing gown with a hood, and some croc type things. Because standing in the garden while its raining at 3am waiting for a puppy to wee is a little bit better if you are warm and dry. You'll need the crocs (buy the sort without holes round the sole so the water doesn't leak in) as you compete in your own personal race from sofa to out the back door fifteen squillion times a day.

Also a lot of Simple Solution spray and rolls of really good absorbent kitchen paper. Don't skimp on cheap paper as its a false economy.

Don't buy an expensive bed for a puppy - use vet bed or fleece blankets in their crate so they are easily washed and you won't be upset if they are chewed/ pooed on

Wolfiefan Sat 05-May-18 21:16:26

And a torch for nighttime pee visits!

MrsHaaHoo Sat 05-May-18 21:16:33

Ha ha - love the dressing gown and crocs! What's a vet fleece??

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Ickyockycocky Sat 05-May-18 21:16:40

Definitely crate, non chewable bedding, stainless steel bowls, collar, lead, dog tag, brush and comb, kong, poo bags, enzyme cleaner, canvas travel kennel.... enjoy.

WhenEnoughIsEnough Sat 05-May-18 21:17:41

All of the above. Also have you left an item of your clothing or a blanket that smells like you with the puppy so he/she can get used to your smell? This can also help with the settling in period when you first bring them home as they are ready recognise your smell.

Wolfiefan Sat 05-May-18 21:18:31

Dog sleeping on vet fleece! Here modelled on top of a single mattress! blush

WhenEnoughIsEnough Sat 05-May-18 21:21:17

I would also add a puppy brush to your lost and start brushing the puppy so that frim a young age they are used to being brushed.

MrsHaaHoo Sat 05-May-18 21:23:07

So there's as much as I thought smile. Best places to buy? We've only got a pets at home place near us, then supermarkets/home bargains etc. I think the new pup will be spoiled more than the kids were smile

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totorosfluffytummy Sun 06-May-18 12:47:15

Hi
I'm in the process of stocking up on puppy supplies too and I've found that online VetUK site is cheaper than lots of other places.
Also eBay and Amazon have some good pet supplies.
I'm also buying a car seat. You don't have to have a car seat but must have dog secure in your car either in a crate or secured using an attachment from your puppy's harness to the seat belt x

YearOfYouRemember Sun 06-May-18 19:05:25

Pets at home is pricy and not always great quality. I highly don't recommend their blue and yellow range. My dog wrecked their supposedly tougher toys in no time.

Wolfiefan Sun 06-May-18 19:12:32

A car seat? For a dog?
We have a guard for the boot. That's fine. It doesn't have to be a crate or seatbelt and harness.

Vajazzler Sun 06-May-18 19:23:37

If you decide to use puppy pads, B&M do a 100 pack for about £8. its at least double that in PAH

totorosfluffytummy Thu 10-May-18 23:04:34

Yes a car seat for a dog smile cruel to put new puppy in the boot smile

Wolfiefan Thu 10-May-18 23:07:09

I can't picture that! How do you secure the pup? (Mine would NOT go in the boot as a little pup. She had a crate on the front seat!

AlpacaLypse Thu 10-May-18 23:08:48

Crate, so that she has a place that's hers. Antler chews. Crate in boot of car. VetBed to line all of her spaces.

But what she most needs above everything else is your attention and love.

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