As you know, we have a new family member! We recently got an 8 week old bernedoodle, and his name is Piper. Since this is our second dog, we’ve become experts on the best puppy must haves. It’s very overwhelming to have a new puppy in the house. It’s best to be prepared with some of the best Amazon puppy must haves before you bring the dog home. And don’t worry, even if you already have that precious little puppy in your home, you can still get these essentials super fast with Amazon Prime delivery!
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Puppy Must Haves for Playtime
When people get a new puppy, they often want to buy a ton of toys for the new little one. However, this isn’t a great idea. The trainers that we’ve worked with always recommend having just one or two toys. And this is because puppies need to learn not to chew on everything. So you need to have one of two quality toys that your puppy loves in order to make playtime more fun.
Our dog trainer has always recommended Kong brand toys. And with our previous dog, we had one Kong that lasted his entire life. That was a standard size Kong, which you could purchase at first with a puppy. But how cute are these puppy Kongs? I just love them! Purchase here: KONG – Puppy Binkie – Soft Teething Rubber, Treat Dispensing Dog Toy.
The Perfect Puppy Habitat
When you have a puppy, you need the perfect place for this puppy to rest and sleep. And we definitely believe in crate training. I don’t know of any other way for puppies to learn to sleep through the night reliably. And it’s also such a great way for puppies to become house trained! So here’s a great travel crate that we have come to love.
In our home, we always have a “place.” This is a spot where the dog knows that he is at home and safe. It’s a great command because then your dog should go to that place, no matter what is happening in the house. And since we recently remodeled out home, I wanted a new “place” that fit with our decor. This dog bed is so beautiful, I won’t mind having it in my living room!
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Puppy Must Haves: Treats and Food
For our dog food, we actually purchase a specialty dog food that’s not available on Amazon. And since I’m trying to make this easy for new puppy parents, I won’t complicate things with recommending something else that we don’t actually use. The name of the dog food that we use is called Life’s Abundance, and it’s easily searchable on Google. However, for dog treats, we love small training treats! Puppies should have very little other food besides their dog food. So treats should be very small and given sparingly.
For food, you should never use an automatic dispenser because puppies will overeat easily. However, for water, with some supervision, you can use an automatic water dispense. This one has antimicrobial coating, which I love! Order here: Petmate Replendish Gravity Waterer w/ Microban.
Enjoy your new puppy!
Puppies are a lot of work, but they are also so much fun! This may seem like a short list of essentials, but you really need less than you think. You’ll also need a simple leash and a collar, but your puppy should most likely come home with these items. Don’t overwhelm your new dog with a bunch of things it doesn’t need. Your new puppy needs love and attention more than anything you can order on Amazon. Get lots of snuggles in while they are still little!
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