Start By Accessorizing
When you first get your darling new puppy you’ll probably want a number of different accessories like collars, bowls for food and water, grooming kits, puppy toys, and items like a travel crate or a dog harness or dog booster seat for your car. Remember a comfy bed for your dog too. Something nice and warm and cozy or cool and aerated, depending on the weather where you live, will make a lot of difference to your dog’s happiness – and yours too.
Plenty of pet stores are stacked with pet accessories and it can become more than overwhelming if you’ve never had a dog before. It is of comfort to do a little research on the internet before you go and purchase items. You might even like to buy items on the internet. Just one warning if you do buy on the net. Read the reviews for the store or item and ensure you are buying a quality item since you won’t want your dog choking on a shiny rhinestone off their collar or a plastic shard breaking off a toy. It is also important to read the information about sizes of items for your pet dog. If you are buying items like collars or coats for you dog you really need to make sure it will fit in the correct manner.
Remember, when you are buying accessories, you don’t need to get everything instantly. Lots of things will be in a state of flux as your puppy grows older and bigger and there will be different things required for an adult fully grown dog. Do loads of research and then find what you need but don’t go shopping crazy on your initial trip to the pet store with over-accessorizing.
You can find a cheaper way by grooming your puppy yourself. If your dog is a long-haired breed you’ll need very particular tools like combs, brushes, clippers etc. It is not difficult to train yourself in how to groom a dog and it helps you to become closer with your dog and form a lasting and adoring relationship spending one-on-one time with him.
Don’t forget, grooming is not just about beautiful fur but it is also critical for keeping claws shorter and eradicating injury from scratching with claws that are too long. Obviously you can get brilliant grooming advice from your local dog groomer or the vet.
If you haven’t yet started thinking about it, it is well worth giving consideration to what type of identification you would like for your puppy. You can assist your dog in looking good with a color-coordinated collar and dog tag or have numerous different collars and name tags for different days of the week.
Obviously the most straight forward sort of identification for your dog is a dog tag on the collar with your telephone number or another way of contacting you. Although it is worth considering, these days some states make compulsory micro-chipping as a necessary requirement for dog registration. There is also the option of having your pup tattooed with necessary details so they can be identified. I’m not sure that I can say this actually enhances their good looks because I’m presuming is would mostly be under fur. The ideal person to advise you is your veterinarian who should be very familiar with the laws in your local area and who can also advise you on the procedure required for each kind of identification technique.