It’s important to have all the supplies like a crate and chew toys before you bring your puppy home. Here is a helpful shopping list.

A Crate. This is an priceless means for keeping your puppy safe when you can’t oversee him and for simplifying your house training routine. Be sure to pick the correct size. If the crate is too big, your puppy can use one end as a toilet which will set your potty training back.

Collar and leash. Don’t forget to put an ID tag on your puppy’s collar.

Puppy food and bowls.

Chew toys. All dogs love to chew. Teething puppies most of all. Pick chew toys that aren’t too small for your puppy to avoid a choking hazard.

Grooming tools. It’s never too early to start getting your puppy used to nail trims and brushing.

Treats. Simple training can start from your puppy’s first day at home, so be ready with plenty of tasty prizes.

Introducing To Other

Your puppy will need time to adjust to his new atmosphere. And, it’s likely he’ll miss his doggy family until he gets used to his human one.  Show your puppy around. Let him know where to find his crate, food, and water bowl, and where he should be going to the bathroom. Let him discover with supervision, but don’t give him the run of the house on day one. Supervise introductions to other pets. Don’t let your puppy annoy your older dog and be sure cats have an escape route. In the beginning, keep interfaces short and sweet. Show your puppy to new people with care. Too many cuddles all at once can be stressful. Everybody will want to meet your puppy, and it’s important for him to meet as many new people as possible. But make sure each experience is pleasant and rewarding. Socialize your puppy. Socializing means introducing your puppy to as many new people, dogs, places, situations and so on as possible. Be sure to do this at your puppy’s pace. Don’t force him. Encourage him and stay positive.