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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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What do I need for new Puppy?

Apologies as I'm sure there is already a thread on this topic; however, I could not find it through search. We are getting our first vizsla puppy this summer- late July or early August. Besides the obvious things, what can you recommend we have ready before our sweet puppy arrives? Would love to know about your favorites brands of products as well. We are so excited, its like preparing for a new baby! Thank you so much!
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welcome to the forum Abbeytx, what sort of preparations have you already decided on?

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So far just the small kennel to start with, a few toys and bed....I've got lots of shopping to do!
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With very young pups I like the adjustable collars, as they grow very fast. Although I bought some of the tiny ones, and they are cute keepsakes. They just out grow them very fast. Light weight leads to start out with, the thicker ones for later.
If you have any rooms without doors, that you want kept off limits. Baby gates work well when they are small. A odor eliminator spray, as accidents happen.

One thing that I like are baby toys. The ones that are made to entertain babies. They have a lot of different textures, sounds, and lights. I feel it helps expose puppies to new things, before they go through any fear stages. I'd look at garage sales, as buying new can get expensive.

Start looking for places off the beaten path, where most people don't take their dogs. That way you can still take him/her on outings before all the shots are complete.
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Try to avoid the collars with "quick release" features (that are often marketed for use with puppies) as these tend to let loose at the most inopportune times and present special dangers with untrained young dogs.

Also, encourage all behaviors that you hope will continue into adulthood, and conversely don't encourage any that seem "cute" in a puppy but would be unwelcome in an adult dog.

Get your hand gently in the pup's mouth a lot as it goes through the inevitable teething/biting stage.When the pup bites (it will) go a little deeper in the mouth with your hand, which will cause the bite to relax. Don't pull your hands away or shout "No!". No drama. This bite inhibition training is the most important aspect of raising a puppy and is a "process" that has great rewards.

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Baby gates can work well, but be warned... our Kaylee could climb them
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I recommend getting a light-weight dog bed or crate pad that you can bring into whatever room you're in so puppy can be with you at all times. When you're getting ready in the bathroom, cooking in the kitchen, paying bills on your computer, doing laundry, eating dinner, etc, the puppy will want to be with you. A portable bed comes in handy and makes the puppy feel secure in it's new environment, kind of like a security blanket.

Here is Chloe as a puppy in her portable pink bed.
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She is very cute!

I would recommend getting the following:

1. a good dremel for trimming nails and styptic powder
2. toothbrush and toothpaste
3. plenty of toys
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Baby gates can work well, but be warned... our Kaylee could climb them
when our kids were toddlers (human ones) they did too,,they had to go...the gates, not the kids,,,although on reflection maybe it should've been the other way round haha
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