New Dog Care & Basic Equipment Checklist

If you will be welcoming a new dog into your home, the following is the checklist you want to follow to help ensure everything gets off to a great start!

Basic Equipmentdog collar

  • Collar – Adjustable sturdy nylon or leather collar. It shouldn’t slip off your dog’s head. As a rule of thumb you should only be able to place two fingers under comfortably.
  • Leash – Sturdy nylon or leather lead.
  • I.D. tag – It should include your dog’s name, your address and phone number. Your dog should always wear this on this collar in case he ever becomes lost.
  • Dog License – Most cities require that you register your pet with them. Once you obtain the license attach it to the collar.
  • Crate – A crate provides a safe place for your pooch when you are not at home or he can’t be watched. It can also help with housebreaking. Obtain a crate that will be large enough for your breed when he is fully grown.
  • Food and water bowls – Obtain dog dishes that are made of stainless steel or are ceramic. Plastic dishes are a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Food – Choose a

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