Here are some of my recommendations for your puppy
36” Crate – MidWest Homes Pets Ovation
Available from Amazon.
We have the 42" Mid West which is larger than needed. Two of our adult dogs sleep in one open crate during the day and sometimes over night.
The 36" is ample for one dog.
If you buy a crate with a divider you can gradually increase the size as your pup grows.
The pup should be able to lay down on it's side, legs stretched and not touch the crate. Also be able to turn around, again, without touching the crate.
Meduim or Large booster bath - The medium size bath is ample for your grown up pup but I have the large which can hold two dodles at once.
We got ours from petplanet.co.uk but I believe they are out of stock at the moment. You can get some on Ebay and direct from Booster bath USA.
This has been my life saver! It is used every single day. I always wash the dog’s paws and bits after every walk and with this raised bath, it is very easy. The bath comes with it's own shower head. I have a hot and cold tap next to the bath. So they are bathed in warm water.
I would recommend getting the steps, which are sold separately.
Car crate Ferplast Atlas 100 (fits 2 grown dogs)
We got ours from Amazon.
These crates are great for containing all the muck and wet that can accompany your dog after their walk. It saves having to clean your car if they decide to shake! They are super lightweight and have easy to use carry handles. They have a sliding front door which is great for putting on the dog lead before they get out of the car.
For one grown dog the Ferplast Atlas 80 is great.
This one is available from Amazon.
Please buy a harness that has the Y shape front panel that goes through their front legs. The harnesses with straight panels that go across their chest interfere with their natural gait and restrict the natural movement of their shoulder blades.
For a small pup it is nice to have a harness that is made of a light soft fabric. This is just an example, there are plenty to choose from.
I use a harness when the pup is having a play/run on a long lead, when lead training it is better to attach the lead to the collar. This is because when a puppy pulls and they are wearing a harness it gives them extra strength as it is around their shoulders where alot of their strength is.
I recommend Able raw food.
They offer a range of high-quality meals including the option of chunky or non-chunky. I have found that my adult dogs prefer the chunky.
Raw food is better for your dogs digestion. It will produce smaller, firmer, less smelly poo. Also less gas.
You can feed raw alongside other food as long as you allow a minimum of 2 hours between the different feeds. This is because the raw is digested differently to cooked food.
Raw food should be frozen to kill off any a bacteria. Then defrosted before feeding to your dog.
There are a few different types of lick mats.
I like the ones with the suction cups on the bottom so you can secure them to the wall or floor.
Great for slowing down your pup if they gobble their food. Also useful for a distraction when brushing or washing your dog or if you plan to leave them for a little while on their own.
Avaiable from Amazon