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Discussion in 'Labrador Puppies' started by PaulaG, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. PaulaG

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    It's just under 4 weeks until Jake comes home, so I've been busy shopping :D

    Bought/Ordered so far:
    Total Recall
    Happy Puppy
    Clicker Training for Dogs
    Clickers
    Small ceramic bowls
    Vet bed
    Cheap Fleece blanket
    Puppy crate(2nd hand from neighbour)
    Baby Gates
    Pen
    42" Crate
    42" Waterproof Crate cushion
    Poo Bags
    Simple Solution Spray
    Nylabone x 2


    Still to buy:
    ID tag
    Collar
    Lead
    Harness
    Puppy Kong
    More toys

    Can anyone think of anything else I need, or could be a good idea?
     
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    You look fantastically prepared to me and you've still got 4 weeks to go x
    Hope the time passes quickly to 'Puppy Pick Up Day'
     
  3. PaulaG

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    Thanks, I'm just trying to pass the time :D
     
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    Kitchen roll. Lots and lots of kitchen roll :)

    I'd get a couple of kongs if I were you; it's less time-consuming to make two (or more) at a time, and you have one in the freezer while the other one is out/being washed etc., or if you need to pop out and want to have your pup occupied for longer than one will last. I had the medium puppy size. When they got bigger, I bought two medium adult ones, assuming they'd be bigger (I bought online), but they're the same size, so I bought some large ones, too. I now have four of each size - the puppy ones are still going strong and my two are over a year now. Some power chewers will destroy them when the adult teeth come in, though. I have eight in total for two dogs, which is plenty for me, but nowhere near what some people have!

    Cardboard boxes for him to shred (honestly, far better than any commercial toy ;) )

    Food I guess is a given!
     
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    Old towels for drying down after being out and cleaning wet or mucky paws
     
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    Puppy pads are great for mopping up piddle puddles! They are backed in thin plastic so it's easier to put them on the puddle to soak it up then gather it up. They absorb loads more than kitchen roll. I get the cheapest as quality and size doesn't matter for that job.

    :)
     
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    Are you planning on insuring your puppy and if so is he coming with insurance or do you need to set it up in advance?

    Enjoy the planning chaos will arrive soon enough :D
     
  10. PaulaG

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    snowbunny Okay, 2 puppy Kongs it is, I have two med sized for Misty, I should have thought of that. Food is a given yes :) we'll be changing him from what he's on a few weeks after he's settled in.

    Doggy towels we have galore, despite only having small Cavaliers the doggy towels are huge, Murphy was always in a muddy puddle.


    Boogie That bag, oh my, I wish I'd heard of these before, they look fab, I'm going to order one now. That was one of the nylabone products I ordered earlier :) That's a good point about the puppy pad too, think they could go on the list too.

    bbrown We're getting the 6 weeks free from Pet Plan from the breeder, just been looking around for a good life cover plan, as I prefer to begin my own insurance as soon as possible. We were insured with Axa, and got forced into Nci when Axa sold out to them. We couldn't move as Misty already had an existing condition.
     
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    Also buy Pippa's (Mattinson) new book "The Labrador Handbook" :)
     
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    You could think about:

    A car crate
    A whistle (if you are going to work through total recall)
    If you might ever do any gundog stuff, "the right start" by Pippa - available from the gundog trust
    Kay Lawrence's "the perfect foundation"
    Sling to carry puppy for socialisation
    Treat bag
     
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    Dog walking hat, bag, coat!
     
  14. PaulaG

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    Got the treat bag, hat, coat and wellies for the walks too :D
     
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    Fingerless gloves. You will be training during the winter.

    Torch for late night wees.

    Food !

    I would recommend Treatballs and Bustercubes. Getting their kibble out of the toys gives them something to do and gives you a breather. They are very full on when young.
     
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    I'd get a onesie with a hood for all those late night in the garden trips to the toilet that a puppy will need. Definitely get Kongs they are invaluable. Looking at the list you are pretty organised. I love shopping for my girl, OH has informed me that he never realised how expensive a puppy could be. I have a weakness for handmade collars from Etsy. Well if I do something it has to be done right.
    It's so exciting waiting for your puppy, the weeks will hopefully pass quickly. ☺️
     
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    Don't be disappointed if you find out that his favourite toy is an old towel, an empty plastic bottle or a bit of cardboard! (I bought all these expensive toys and they were all ignored..... but little Pongo was completely happy so I didn't care).

    We found that the chew deterrent spray from Pets at Home worked brilliantly. Other people find it doesn't work at all..... You may not need to try it immediately, but it is worth a try if you find that destructive chewing is a problem.

    So excited on your behalf! Enjoy!!

    Rosie
     
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    Aquasorb towels like the one Fiona said are brilliant. Waterproofs are a must......comfy walking boots are essential as they do like to walk for miles.
    A glow up collar will be useful especially as the dark nights are coming. It's amazing how you can loose sight of your dog in your garden!
    Good luck
     
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    Okies, fingerless gloves and a treat ball or two added to the list. A torch, and a onesie with hood I have :p
     

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