What you need to have BEFORE getting a dog.

There are certain must-haves that you require BEFORE getting a dog. The more prepared you are the better things will go in the future in regards to routine and training. Here is a list of everything you need:

  • Kennel
  • 2 bowls
  • Doggy bed
  • Decent food brand
  • Chew toys
  • Doggy crate
  • Treats
  • Leash and collar
It's that simple. It is always best to have everything on hand before getting your hound rather than after getting him. This way your new furry friend learns from day one what is expected from him and he will react accordingly. If you get everything your dog needs before actually getting your dog it will make things a lot easier for you later on down the road as well.

Don't forget to also inquire with your vet as to what inoculations the little guy will require. Vets often have a list of time frames for certain vaccines that your dog requires, don't be afraid to ask for the time frames so that you can plan ahead as well.

The final thing you will require is understanding. Understand that you and your dog have a long and happy road ahead of you, enjoy every moment and take lots of photos!