My Daisie comes home very soon and this weekend is the shopping weekend to prepare. I know the basics: crate, food, gates, floor cleaner, leash/collar, dishes but I wanted to see if anyone had any special suggestions that helped transition their puppy or anything like that.
Daisie will be 9 and 1/2 weeks old when we bring her home.
Also, and food suggestions would be great, I: am leaning toward Blue Buffalo, but any other insight is appreciated!
I am using Merrick's Puppy Plate for my little boy. Are you familiar with a product called
"Kids'N Pets", it is great for cleaning and removing the odor. It does it so well that they
don't realize that they had used that place before. He has grown really well.
Chew toys, lots and lots of puppy chew toys. Corgis are chewers!!! Make sure "Everything" is off the floor, and that all cords are not reachable. We lost two laptops thanks to puppy chew-ness. Toys should be durable but "for puppies". I think Kong makes puppy toys.
Don't bother buying beds or blankets - they will get destroyed. A worn towel or old blanket are best (and they will smell like you and your family).
I use "taste of the wild" food, but it can be hard to find. I've heard Blue Buffalo is good and they have lots of different kinds.
Congrats and good luck.
Lots of photos. Pup will change fast. Do you know how a lot of that black changes to red during the first year?
Be very deliberate about training; plan your work and work your plan.
Lots of extra paper towels. You'll be consistantly cleaning up some sort of mess.You'll also want a pooper scooper if you have a yard. Plus, extra blankets so you can rotate them out for regular or emergency laundering. I got those thin fleece blankets from Walgreens 2/$10 and they work great as dog blankies.
I can't remember exactly when teething will be going on, but it was really helpful to my two puppies (4 and 5 years ago) to have washcloths that were wet, wrung out, and then frozen for when the puppy gums are sore from teething...they loved chewing on the frozen towels...I think it soothed the pain a bit.
I'm so excited for you!