Your essential guide to bringing a puppy home
Our top puppy essentials to purchase before picking up your little furry friend!
Deciding to buy a puppy is a huge decision and although it is of course a very exciting time for everyone, it also needs lots of careful thought and planning.
When it comes to bringing your puppy home, it can seem very overwhelming with all the preparations needed to help keep your new puppy safe and settled, as well as puppy-proofing your home. Here at Laughing Dog we’ve put together a few of our tried and tested top tips for keeping you and your puppy 100% dog happy!
Water bowls and food bowls for your new puppy
If possible, try to go for a material that is easy to clean and unbreakable. Ensuring they are non-tippable or unable to slide around on the floor will be helpful too!
A lead and collar with ID tag
These are legal requirements, and you must keep checking they still fit as your puppy grows. You should comfortably be able to fit two fingers under the collar.
A snuggly bed for your puppy
To keep your new puppy feeling cosy and safe (essential for when they first arrive as it helps them to settle in).
A small selection of puppy toys
These are a must when it comes to puppy essentials, especially as your puppy starts to teethe. Better a toy to chew on than a chair leg!
A crate for your new puppy
This will become your puppy’s haven; its own little sanctuary. It’s also a brilliant way to help house train them.
It’s inevitable that there will be little accidents in the beginning, but puppy pads are super absorbent and a great way to help house train your pup.
Essential for some TLC time with your new pup and a great way to bond. Set a little time aside each day to get their coats looking furbulous! Make sure you’re gentle and don’t pull their hair.
It’s inevitable that despite their gorgeous puppy smell, there will be the odd occasion when your little one will need to be popped into a bath. Make sure you get some dog-friendly shampoo for that bath time fun!
Bringing your puppy home? Why not treat your newest family member to another of our puppy essentials? A bespoke ‘Welcome Home’ Hamper
**All treats included suitable for pups over the age of 12 weeks!
View our essential information about Puppy Vaccinations, Microchipping and Insurance!