Start By Accessorizing
When you first bring home your new dog you’ll want a number of different accessories like dog collars, bowls for food and water, grooming tools, dog toys, and items like a travel crate or a dog harness or dog booster seat for your car. Don’t forget a comfortable bed for your dog too. Something nice and warm and cozy or nice and 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 dog accessories and it can become very overwhelming if you’ve never had a dog before. It is of comfort to do a little research on the internet prior to going shopping. You might even like to purchase items on the internet. Just one bit of advice if you do buy online. Read the reviews for the store and product and be sure you are buying a high quality product since you won’t want your puppy choking on a colourful rhinestone from their collar or a plastic shard breaking off a dog toy. It is also highly relevant to read the information about sizes of items for your pet dog. If you are purchasing accessories like collars or coats for you dog you really need to be sure it will fit correctly on your dog.
Try to remember, when you are selecting accessories, you don’t need to buy everything all at the same time. Lots of things will change as your puppy grows older and there will be different necessities for an adult fully grown dog. Do lots of research and then find what you need but don’t go shopping crazy on your very first visit to the pet store with over-accessorizing.
You can find a cheaper way by grooming your dog yourself. If your dog is a long-haired breed you’ll need a special grooming kit containing tools like combs, brushes, clippers etc. It is not hard to learn 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.
Also remember, grooming is not just about shiny fur but it is also imperative for keeping claws shortened and stopping injury from scratching with claws that are too long. Obviously you can get really good advice from your local dog grooming business or the vet.
If you haven’t given it thought yet, it is well worth considering what type of identification you want for your puppy. You can help make your dog look attractive with a color-coordinated collar and name tag or multiple different colored collars and tags for different activities and events.
Obviously the most straight forward kind of identification for your puppy is a dog tag on the collar with your telephone number or email address. However, you may need to consider, these days some states make compulsory micro-chipping as a non-negotiatiable requirement for dog registration. You may also consider the alternative of having your dog tattooed with your contact details for identification. It is probably not worth considering whether this contributes to looking good because it would usually be under their fur. The most suitable professional to advise you is your veterinarian who should be very familiar with the laws in your area and who can also advise you on the procedure or technique necessary for each sort of identification technique.