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    Hey, I am expecting my new puppy to arrive this week and am searching through amazon to order items, and there are a few questions I have.

    Crate
    I picked a midwest life stages 36 in crate? Is that adequate?

    Pee Pads
    Any particular brand or size?

    Collar & Harness
    I want to buy a collar (for show and easy trips outside) and harness, but I am not sure what kind to get, or what size for a puppy.

    Bed
    Should I buy a dog bed? If so, should it be able to fit in the crate?

    Any other tips and advice on stuff to buy beforehand, is appreciated. I've already looked at the 35 must have items list, but if there are any other must haves for the first day, let me know!

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    Default Re: Puppy Supplies Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kmb470 View Post
    Hey, I am expecting my new puppy to arrive this week and am searching through amazon to order items, and there are a few questions I have.

    Crate
    I picked a midwest life stages 36 in crate? Is that adequate?

    Pee Pads
    Any particular brand or size?

    Collar & Harness
    I want to buy a collar (for show and easy trips outside) and harness, but I am not sure what kind to get, or what size for a puppy.

    Bed
    Should I buy a dog bed? If so, should it be able to fit in the crate?

    Any other tips and advice on stuff to buy beforehand, is appreciated. I've already looked at the 35 must have items list, but if there are any other must haves for the first day, let me know!
    Crate - yep! 36' or 42' is good size, be sure it has a divider for crate training

    collar/harrness -- I really like RedDingo collar/leash... harness, will depend on the type you want. Step in, no pull, etc. Some here like the Kong harness

    piddle pads, I can't help -- sorry never used them.

    Dog bed.... they all have one, but some (Banks...) never liked them. Crate pad is good or an old towel

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    Default Re: Puppy Supplies Questions

    Make sure you have some large or extra large size NylaBones and a large size KONG, maybe a Jolly ball with teaser ball inside. Puppies like to chew and play!

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    Default Re: Puppy Supplies Questions

    Congrats

    Crate size: a 36 should be fine all of mine have 36 in crates.

    Puppy pads didnt really use them unless I was using the puppy pen then I would put them at one end of them. I usually buy mine at a local pet store but you can buy them any where.

    I use a blanket or towel in there crates it is easier to wash if the have a accident in them. I usually buy the cheap fleece ones from a walmart.

    Now beds I have them in just about every room of the house lol but then again I have 4 bullies.
    I usually buy my beds from costco they are large and a good price and they wash really nice.

    As far as collars I dont use them so I am no help there sorry.

    When there real small I buy harness for them to get them used to a lead but most of the leashes I have are slip leads that I have bought at different shows.

    You may want to look at some dog shows for a good show lead and it will depend on what the pup seems to like I have one that likes a martingale style lead and one that likes a slip type chain lead.

    And lots of toys to chew on I try to stay away from anything that looks like socks or shoes just so they dont chew on mine lol
    These guys all like the kongs and nylabones, robes that they can tug on and swing around are good to.

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    Default Re: Puppy Supplies Questions

    For a new little puppy, I would buy a cheap nylon collar with the plastic snap buckle. Easy to take on and off when you need and not a big waste of money when your baby outgrows it. I bought a bed for Agnes but when I put it in her crate, she peed on it, so that didn't last. She's 7 months now tho and can sleep in bedwith me, no accidents.

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    Default Re: Puppy Supplies Questions

    Crate size is good!
    I never used wee wee pads- you are doing double training- teaching them to go on the pad, then eventually taking the pads away and somehow making them understand it is not ok to go in the house. We got Bogey at 8 weeks and took him out every 20-30 minutes during the day and we have very few accidents. When we did, it was because I did not pay attention to his signals. I would start outside training from the start. As for the shots issue- as long as you keep him contained to one area of your yard, and the trip outdoors is short and for potty purposes, he will be fine.
    Get lots of chew toys- nylabones, freezer chew toys, balls, etc.
    Collar/harness: I just bought a small clip collar at first, and when he could finally go out strolling in the neighborhood after his shots were complete, we went to Petco and tried on various harnesses.
    Have fun and post lots of pictures for us to see!!!
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