Puppy Checklist

Have a crate prepared for the new puppy. Dogs are den animals and it will be his safe place. Crate training has many benefits, such as house breaking etc. Note: Crates should NEVER be used for punishment.

English Cocker Spaniel PuppyPuppy Collar and leash
You will want this for the day you pick up the puppy. For safety reasons do not crate your puppy with the collar left on. You may want to have an ID tag created when buying your collar, most pet stores can engrave your contact information onsite.

Water and Food Bowls
Again a must have for the new puppy’s arrival. Ceramic and Stainless steel seem to be more hygienic and easier to keep clean.

Dog Food
Your breeder will normally send you home with a few days sample of the puppy food she was feeding. It is important to feed a high quality puppy food.

Chew Toys
Puppies love to chew and everything makes its way to their mouths. An ample supply of chew toys serves as a distraction from your toes and the furniture.

Grooming Supplies
Brushes and combs will be determined by coat type and length. Dog shampoo and conditioner, ear cleaning solution, cotton balls or gauze, nail clippers, and dog toothpaste and toothbrush.

Poop Bags
Always pick up after your puppy.

Puppy Gate
To limit your puppy’s access to the rest of your home while you puppy proof everything and train your new puppy.
English Cocker Spaniel Puppy with hat
English Cocker Spaniel Puppy