When the day finally comes where you bring home your new puppy, you will definitely want to be prepared.
You will not only need to buy different products but your house also needs to be puppy proof.
This ultimate puppy checklist includes all the things you will need for your new companion.
1. Clean Up
Before the puppy arrives at your home make sure to clean everything with a vaccum and remove any tiny objects that could be swallowed by the dog.
2. Remove Chewable Objects
Pick up everything that shouldn’t be on the floor, like laundry, shoes and open boxes. Remove any unnecessary objects like expensive carpets or cushions.
3. Store Wires & Cords
No puppy should be able to chew on cords and wires. Store them behind furniture or out of reach.
4. Secure Cleaners
Secure any chemical cleaners, paint or any other dangerous liquid that could be swallowed by your puppy.
5. Lock away Medication
What shouldn’t be near children, shouldn’t be near puppies or dogs.
6. Close Trash Cans
All dogs love food, so raiding the trash can isn’t unusually.
7. Spraying Furniture (Optional)
You can hinder your dog from chewing on the furniture by spraying the legs with taste deterrent.
Essential New Puppy Checklist
I have created a downloadable and printable checklist for you to get perfectly prepared for your new puppy.
The following list includes all my recommendations for a new puppy:
- Poop bags
- Food & Water Bowl
- Yummy Treats
- Puppy Pads
- Chew Treats
- Chew Toy
- Fetch Toy
- Dog Bed
- Foldable Bowls
- Dog Toothbrush
- Dog Brush
- Nail Clippers
- Dog Shampoo
- Enzyme Spray
Now that you have bought all the basic puppy essentials, you will also have to regularly check your puppy’s health for any signs of illness, using these tips.