Basic Dog Equipment & Supplies
Make sure to have everything you need before acquiring a puppy or an adult dog such as:
- Dog dog housebe lifted from the ground to prevent humidity from getting in. However, if your dog is going to be staying inside your most of the time, you could put together a " " for him, that can be made out of cloth, plastic, or foam.This last option is not the best as they are not very tough and puppies often times chew through them. The best option is that the "relax area" or " " be made out of an easy to wash material. :If you are intending for your dog to be outside most of the time, make sure to provide the necessary living space for him. Dog houses are usually made out of wood or fiber glass that resist different temperatures. These come in all sorts of different sizes (small, medium, and large), and it's important that the
- :It is important that if you have a large dog or a short hair breed that its be soft enough to avoid your dog getting calluses or his bones becoming deformed.
- Dog bowls:It's suggested that you get two different bowls for your dog, one for his dog bowlclean. and one for his water. Be careful to get the right kind of and water bowls for your breed. Larger need bowls that are raised off of the floor. Also light bowls tend to move as your dog is trying to eat. Your puppy will probably need some smaller bowls to begin with. If you have more than one dog it is essential for their sakes that you make sure that they each have their own /water bowls. Make sure to always keep the
- Identification:Your canine must always have a dog tag, containing his personal information as well as contact information, on his collar when out. It is not uncommon for dog's to become lost and if your dog does not at least have its name and your phone number on its tag then you could have a serious problem on your hands.
- dog toysis often a matter of the size of your dog and its mouth. that could be swallowed or become lodged in your dog's throat should never be given. Rubber balls, chewing (synthetic) bones, chewing , Frisbees etc… are some of the best you can give your dog. If your canine is particularly destructive it is best to give it chewable as this allows your dog to take out its frustrations and boredom without damaging your household items. Teething puppies can be given rawhide chewing bones to relieve the pain and urge to chew associated with this period of its life. :Choosing the right kind of
- Grooming:Your dog's coat should be groomed regularly both to keep it looking clean, free of mats and to remove hair that is being shed. Short haired can be groomed with a grooming glove or soft bristled brush. Longer haired should not only have their hair combed with a long toothed comb but they also need to have their upper coat gone over with a fine toothed comb, brush, curry comb and for that thick under coat you can use a undercoat rake.