Enzyme removal is a big part of helping teach your pup where they ought not to go - help them help you! And skip smells in the process.
We strongly recommend that if you do not have a dog door installed, you get a set of these and use them from day one. You can make them yourself with bells and ribbon, and they'll work just as well.
Every puppy deserves a place all their own - a crate is a wonderful way to help them acclimatize, feel safe, and be kept secure when needed. Rule of thumb - for every 1 use of the crate as a safe waiting place, they should have 10 experiences that are fun (finding treats inside, playing tug in the doorway, getting petted inside it, etc).
One of these is very helpful for you & your pup during their first year.
Elevated Pet Bed
Perfect height to let your pup nap in comfort, while staying out of the way of the vaccuum. Great to use as their 'place', and can be easily disassembled for travel. We find a medium works well for most.
Dog boxes perfect for your car and pup - safe, secure, and comfortable. Keep them safe, your car clean(er), and never have to give a second thought to travel. The add on of a bumper protector and vet bedding is recommended.
Inflatable Recovery Ring
Depends on the dog, and their flexibility - many owners have reported success combining this and a onesie after surgery.
Easy Care Sling
Caring for your pup can occasionally be a toughie - they don't always understand you're trying to help them with that needle, brush, ear cleaner, or nail trimmer. This sling was created by an American veterinarian in 2016, and sold out on Kickstarter before becoming it's own brand. We have heard great things about it from our puppy parents.
Gentle Ear Cleaner
Part of the routine for caring for your pup should be looking at their ears on a regular basis. Adding a few drops of this now and again helps keep things clean and healthy.
The easiest way to trim a nail, and it's USB rechargeable. Make sure you 'tap' it, and don't hold it on the nail for long - friction heat will build up. If you are gentle and persistent, trimming nails yourself is a breeze. No need to pay a vet or groomer, and it keeps your pup in far better health to have regular quick trimmings.
Don't be caught after the fact wishing you had one of these. Get it in advance.
Good size, magnetic closure, easy belt clip. Sturdy. You can always use a ziploc in a pocket if preferred, but a handsfree external pouch is very helpful.
Many people use clickers as part of their training method. We prefer the use of a verbal marker (eg. YES), but if you're working with positive reinforcement for the first time, a clicker can be a fantastic tool.
Anti Chewing Spray
Struggling with nipping? Worried about the chair legs? This stuff is a fabulous deterrent - and it dries clear. Pain free, just horribly disgusting.
Deterrent useful for situations involving coyotes or agressive other dogs. Small enough to fit in a pocket comfortably, while remaining very effective. The effects are temporary, and overall it is a humane way to protect your pup in case of emergency without endangering yourself.
You'll use lots of these - our best advice would be to buy bulk, and don't skimp on quality. You don't want to be using these and dealing with thin/easily torn plastic while picking up. These ones hold up well, come in large quantity, and are better for the planet to boot.
Low fuss with no mess. You'll need to have water for your pup on walks, and this is an easy carrier & bowl in 1.
High visibility, sturdy build, and good length. Plus, it's tape instead of cord - safety first!
50' Training Cord
This smooth, round rope won't tangle or snag when you decide it's time to work your pup using a bit more space. It can be tossed in a laundry bag to wash when it's dirty.
Practical, safe, and simple tool to use for the pup that just can't seem to slow down. If you've seen your trainer, tried all the tricks, and can't convince your puppy they ought to leave some slack in the leash, this is a simple and gentle way to get excellent results.
Silent ID Tag
A laser engraved silent dog tag to slide onto a collar will help your pup get home again safely should there ever be need. We like that these don't make noise or dangle, but there are all kinds of options out there.
Friendly Dog Collars
Give those around you a heads up - by collar, harness, or leash. Available many places online.
Evening walks are best when everyone can see where your dog is. USB rechargeable. Nite Ize makes several LED collar versions - even a cover for the one you already have.
LED Harness Clip
No more squinting to see them in the evening across a field, or worrying they're invisible to traffic. Keep them safe and seen with a simple and inexpensive clip on light. USB rechargeable.
It's important that whatever you use to provide water to your pup, it is easily cleaned, with a stable base, and holds more volume than you think they will need. These pails are easy to use, travel well, and are quite durable. Whatever you go with, we suggest avoiding plastic.