Getting a dog is as exciting as it gets, soon you'll have a new best friend to hang out with, one that loves you unconditionally. But hold your horses, having a pooch is also a responsibility, you're now in charge of making him or her happy and comfortable. Don't worry though, it's very rewarding and we'll help to make sure you're ready. In this checklist we'll go over everything you need when getting dog so you'll get off to a good start.
Keep in mind It's a good idea to wait till you choose your four legged buddy so to make sure everything meets his needs (size wise for example).
If you got a tiny Yorki, this won't be necessary, but bigger dogs can tag you along instead of the other way around. So if your pooch is a puller, this will help make walks a lot more pleasant. No more choking or wheezing from Rover.
A fun and healthier way for your dog to eat, this magic mushroom dispenses food and treats through play, which helps prevent bloat and decrease hunger. Also, if your dog enjoys chewing your new stellar trainers, this will help shift his focus.
The classic Kong is a food dispensing wobbling toy, which is great for feeding meals or keeping your pup busy. Just stuff with treats, seal with peanut butter and watch your buddy try figure this one out. Prep a few, put them in the freezer, and watch with delight as your dog works for their reward.
Exercise is important! have your dog running for the ball with this handy tool, it will help you throw to greater distances. Just launch the ball for your four legged friend a few times and see how happy he gets.