The #1 question we get from new puppy owner’s is what food should we feed our new puppy. All we feed our puppies is Nature’s Domain Puppy Food. I get it at Costco (membership required). Just make sure the first ingredient in any puppy food you choose is actual meat (chicken, beef, etc.).
Puppy food and water can be put in any kind of dish, but I prefer stainless steel with a rubberized bottom to help keep it from sliding around. I don’t like any kind of plastic or rubber dishes because they frequently become chew toys and pieces pose an ingestion and choking risk. Stick with quality bowls like these and they will last for years and are easy to clean.
Puppies need good quality collars that are secure and comfortable, these are a good option.
A quality leash is going to be one of your best training tools. I always urge new puppy owners, “never give a command that you can’t enforce”, which many find quite difficult. Normal leashes, unfortunately, keep your little buddy right at your side. Your puppy will need to be allowed to explore under the safety of your control. With this lightweight leash, you can allow your puppy to explore and then be able to enforce the command “come” if necessary. Your puppy needs to learn that you are still in control when he is beyond the reach of your hands.
We all know that puppies chew and they need to chew while teething. A chew toy can help prevent them from gnawing on your table legs or dress shoes, making it a great investment. The rubber needs to be soft enough for their little teeth and also be the right size. These Kong toys are a great option.