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As I will be a first time dog owner, can anyone help me please with a list of essentials to have ready for Puppy when she arrives.

This is my planned list, please tell me if there is anything I've missed, or maybe won't need. I already know my puppy will have it's mothers scent blanket and a toy and some starter food from the breeder.

We are planning to buy a 36" crate with a metal base and some vetbed. There seemde to be so many types of vetbed on line, can anyone recomend a good one? Would anyone recomend a second hand crate, or should it be brand new for a puppy, I was wondering if a second hand one would have another dogs scent on it (obviously I'd wash it) which may upset the puppy?

Other than that I was planning on getting:

2 Bowls (one for water one for food)
(I've been collecting old towels and have some old baby blankets for the crate).
A grooming brush
A few toys to chew on.
A collar and lead

So help what else do I need?:confused:
 

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I would recommend buying a solution for cleaning up any accidents in the house, one which gets rid of the scent unlike normal household cleaners. I used 'urine off' which I ordered from pet planet online. You can also buy similar solutions at pets at home. Well worth it. Happy shopping :)
 

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We bought a solution from Pets at Home 鈥 it was cheaper than Urine Off but had the same ingredients. It has worked well on our wooden/tiled floor. I鈥檓 not sure if you鈥檇 need to use something different for carpets. Don鈥檛 forget to buy lots of kitchen roll for accidents!

Re vet bedding 鈥 I think it鈥檚 all the same (bar the colours).

We used a second-hand crate and gave it a good clean down and Saffi seemed fine.

You鈥檒l also need shampoo and conditioner 鈥 we use Tropiclean which you can buy here: http://www.rlpetproducts.co.uk/store/cats/brands/tropi-clean/ We also have the D Matt solution which is good for a spruce-up and smells yummy. And when the adult coat comes through will help with matts.

A fluffy toy or two 鈥 Saffi loves her fluffies!

Something to travel safely with her in the car? We have a harness that attaches to the seat belt.

Chewing toys 鈥 I鈥檇 suggest a Stag bar. They last for ages! Other people have found Kong successful.
 

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You haven't mentioned poo bags......we have been using cheap nappy bags, although I have recently upgraded to proper poo bags after a couple of "finger going through bag" incidents.

perhaps some training treats for puppy - you need something right from the start for toilet training. We had bought loads of different ones to see which gisgo liked best....which was a waste of money. Something like cheese, ham etc is just as good if not better.

Chocolate and perhaps wine for yourself......you may find you need it!
 

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Ah yes, poo bags! We bought a discount bag of nappy bags from Asda for 29p for 300. Bargain!

And Saffi loves cubes of cheddar more than any other training treat...
 

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Mostly covered above. The best poo bags we found are from home bargins at 79p a box!
We got a crate from a friend and Billy settled fine in it. He took one of our girls soft toys to bed with him the first night and has done every night since.
A seperate towel for the dog.
Good luck x
 
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