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    Default Buying and prepping...needing suggestions

    So we get our baby in 2 weeks and I've purchased almost everything. Any suggestions on puppy pads....crates...beds? The last of what we need. And ohhh. Toys!!!???

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    Default Re: Buying and prepping...needing suggestions

    A good starting point for information can be found in this thread English Bulldog News Forums - Welcoming Home Your New English Bulldog Puppy

    Puppy pads may be hit or miss depending on if your pup decides to eat them or not.
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    Toy s---- nylabones and moose paddles or deer antlers are great for teething pups.

    I bought the Nylabone 'baby keys' and place them in the freezer for a few minutes -- get them nice and cold, really helps with the teething
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    Default Re: Buying and prepping...needing suggestions

    Lots of chew toys, don't waste your $ on stuffies few are really durable. Planet dog toys are great, I've had good luck with Kong, jw and west paw design toys. @2BullyMama is 100% correct those nylabone keys are a godsend and they come in two different sizes i would get the small ones initially and the big ones for later. Stainless steel bowls. Un scented baby wipes (I use burts bees baby bee or burts bees for dogs, you can use any generic unscented ones. A good stain remover when accidents happen, Nuvet or another multivitamin. Most importantly just remember to enjoy it. They can test your limits and drive you nuts at times but puppyhood goes by so fast! We are here for you, good luck

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    Default Re: Buying and prepping...needing suggestions

    They will chew up the paper puppy pads, the best ones to get are the cotton, washable ones. Just search the web for the best place to by them. my last ones were from Lenny pads. As far as toys, we use Nylabones, and Kongs.
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    Default Re: Buying and prepping...needing suggestions

    Not much to add. All great advice. Maybe 8ne... buy your bed at Costco. Cant beat their prices. If they chew it, it wont hurt as much lol.

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    Default Re: Buying and prepping...needing suggestions

    Pet Trex or similar playpen/kennel
    Puppy litter box & litter
    Comfy bed (we have a Woolrich bed in the playpen for the puppies) and a Coolaroo bed with plush bed on top for our adult dogs
    Toys- I like Kong, Mammoth and West Paw

    And we use Fromm grain free food
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    Default Re: Buying and prepping...needing suggestions

    The Kirkland Hypoallergenic Baby Wipes work great for me, can't beat the price or quality if you frequent Costco. Use them for cleaning face after every meal time and nose rope daily, have not had any skin problems. You can get some good deals buying a lot of stuff together at sites like Pet Mountain and getting 15-20% off a large order. I looked at a LOT of crates and thought Precision Pet was just the best made for the $, very satisfied with everything about them.

    I live in a rural area and don't have a good selection of high quality dog food close by so I use Chewy.com for food - great prices and excellent CS.

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    You've got great advice but I think puppyproofing your home and having time for the pup will be most important! Puppyproof by rolling up rugs, blocking off your couch (we put a folded-up drying rack in front of the couch) and making sure there are no electric cords or fragile objects that the pup can chew on.

    I have no experience of puppy pads - if possible, I think taking the pup out very often (like once an hour the first week and then every second hour, etc) the first months is the best way to housetrain a dog (you will want him to go outside so teaching him to go indoors seems to be a roundabout way to reach the desired behaviour).

    Fot a bed, we started out with an inexpensive plastic basket dog bed and lined it with a couple of fleece blankets (inexpensive and easy to wash - you can put a duvet cover on the blankets too).


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Toy s---- nylabones and moose paddles or deer antlers are great for teething pups.

    I bought the Nylabone 'baby keys' and place them in the freezer for a few minutes -- get them nice and cold, really helps with the teething

    Yup, keys, for sure...and a Snuggle Puppy:

    https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Pet-Lov...=snuggle+puppy


    Also, the playpen was a life-saver for me...

    https://www.amazon.com/IRIS-8-Panel-...n+iris+8+panel
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