Things you will need when you bring your puppy home


Collar (we recommend an Easy Walk Harness!!!) and leash

Dog food (we recommend ordering from

Dog toys and bones (see Going Home Instructions for our recommendations)


Dog bed

Training treats - something very yummy like string cheese, grilled chicken, or Fresh Pet Select

Bitter Apple or some type of spray to prevent your little loves from chewing on furniture, rugs, cords, etc.

Natures Miracle... for those accidents ;)


Check out our recommended reading list as well!!!

Favorite Books:

1. “The Art of Raising a Puppy” by the Monks of New Skeet (may get this at the library)

2. “How To Be Your dogs Best Friend” by the Monks of New Skeet

3. “Superdog”

4. “The Dog Whisperer” by Jan Fennel

5. “Good Owners Great Dogs” by Brian Kilcommons

6. "The Other End of the Leash" by Patricia McConnell Ph.D.

7. "Training Dogs the Aussie Way” Danny and Sylvia Wilson


Crate training supplies

Here is a list of the items I keep beside my crate for cleaning purposes.


Hand Sanitizer                             Paper Towels

Clorox Anywhere spray             Disposable pads

Disinfectant Wipes                     Disinfectant spray

Baby Wipes (for puppies)         Old Towels to put in crate

Garbage Can                                  Laundry Basket


Do not use any pad with stuffing at this point in the bottom of the crate as some pups love to de-stuff their toys and pads. Wait until they are past that stage. I use old towels or small blankets that are easily washed in case of accidents.

I put the towels in the back of the crate for them to sleep on. 

If I am going to put the puppies right back into their crate after I clean (at night) I use only the Clorox Anywhere spray so as not to have to much chemical smells that they have to breathe. And I do wait just a bit to let it air out some after I clean.