The Ultimate New Dog Owner’s Checklist

Bringing a new puppy or dog home is an exciting and joyful experience. However, it can also be overwhelming, especially for first-time dog owners. There are so many things to consider and prepare before welcoming your new furry family member. To make things easier, we’ve created a new puppy/dog checklist with all the essential products and services you’ll need.

Food and Treats: Your puppy or dog will need a healthy and balanced diet to grow and thrive. It’s essential to choose high-quality dog food that suits their age, size, and breed. You’ll also need some tasty treats for training and rewarding good behavior.

JustFoodForDogs Pantry Fresh Dog Food

Fresh Food Delivers Life-Changing Nutrition: After starting JustFoodForDogs, pet parents have seen many improvements in their dog’s health, including better digestion, healthier skin and a shinier coat, increased energy, easier weight management, and more excitement at mealtime.

Bowls and Feeding Accessories: You’ll need food and water bowls that are the right size for your dog. Stainless steel bowls are durable, easy to clean, and don’t harbor bacteria. You can also consider getting a raised feeder to promote better digestion and reduce strain on your dog’s neck and back.

AsFrost Stainless Steel Dog Bowls

Stainless Steel Bowls: Anti-corrosion and heat resistant, the stainless steel dog or cat bowl is durable for long-term use and healthy for your beloved pets especially for holding hot food, and easy to clean, detachable from silicon mat and dishwasher safe.

Collar, Leash, and ID Tags: A collar and leash are essential for walking and training your dog. It’s also important to have ID tags with your contact information in case your dog gets lost. You can choose from various materials, colors, and designs to match your style and your dog’s personality.

Wild One Nylon Adjustable Length Leash

2 LENGTHS OR 2 PUPS: Adjustable leash lengths for city walks or park runs. Unclip the handle loop to walk two pups at once.
EASY TO CLEAN: Dirt and odor resistant flex-poly straps designed for wet and dry conditions.
NOISE-FREE: Coated carbon steel D-rings prevent metal rattling and provide ultra-high pull tolerance.

Crate or Carrier: A crate or carrier is a safe and comfortable place for your dog to rest and sleep. It’s also useful for travel and transportation. Make sure to choose the right size and style for your dog’s needs and preferences.

PetSafe Happy Ride Collapsible Dog Travel Crate

COMFORTABLE CAR RIDE: Mesh gives your pet visibility and plenty of ventilation; a comfy pad with a fleece cover provides your pet with a soft place to snuggle into during the road trip
PORTABLE: Use this portable dog crate to bring your dog to the vacation rental or any car ride; a leather handle on the back lets you carry the crate when you get to your destination it.

Bedding and Blankets: Your dog will appreciate a soft and cozy bed to snuggle in. You can choose from various types of beds, such as orthopedic, heated, or cooling beds. Don’t forget to have some extra blankets for warmth and comfort.

Cozy Soft Round Dog Bed

This dog donut cuddler bed has a circular design, surrounded by bulges around the cat, which is very suitable for pets who like to curl up. The dog round bed provides a full sense of security for your pet.

Grooming Supplies: Regular grooming is essential for your dog’s health and hygiene. You’ll need a brush, comb, nail clippers, and shampoo to keep your dog clean and fresh. You can also consider getting a grooming table, dryer, or professional grooming services.

Bathbury Oatmeal Castile Dog Soap

Gentle cleansing for sensitive skin: Our Oatmeal Castile Dog Soap is a gentle blend of organic oils, oats, and goat milk that cleanses and nourishes dogs with sensitive skin.

Toys and Enrichment: Dogs need mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy. You’ll need some toys, puzzles, and games to keep your dog entertained and engaged. You can choose from various types of toys, such as chew toys, squeaky toys, and interactive toys.

Raffaelo, Plush Squeaking Dog Toy

Soft and Comfortable Material: The soft plush stuffing on the outside while being durable on the inside, perfect for an interactive toy for your loved dogs who love to chew.

Training and Behavior: Training and socialization are crucial for your dog’s development and well-being. You’ll need some training tools, such as clickers, treat pouches, and training collars. You can also consider getting some professional training or behavior modification services.

Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog – from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue – into a model companion in just seven days.

Healthcare and Wellness: Your dog will need regular check-ups, vaccinations, and preventive care to stay healthy and happy. You’ll need a reliable veterinarian and pet insurance to ensure your dog’s well-being. You can also consider some alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, massage, or aromatherapy.

Zesty Paws Allergy Immune Supplement

Support the immune system – Zesty Paws Aller-Immune Bites are soft chews that support immune, histamine, and digestive health for dogs with skin, seasonal, and environmental allergies.

Environmental and Social Responsibility: Dogs are not just pets, but also members of our society and environment. You’ll need to be a responsible dog owner by following local laws and regulations, picking up after your dog, and respecting others’ rights and spaces.

By following this new puppy/dog checklist, you’ll be well-prepared and ready to give your new furry friend the best life possible.

Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags

FOR ALL PUPS AND POOPS: Extra long, extra strong bags to accommodate any size poop. These bags are designed to fit our dispenser or any standard-sized dispenser like a glove.



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