Chatting with Noelle Fischer a top trainer in Manhattan and the puppy queen on the Upper East Side set who has been featured in the New York Times, she mentioned she sends out a list of necessary puppy supplies to her clients when they are getting a new addition. I asked if she would be willing to share and, here we are: the Smiling Dogs Training Puppy Supply list
Containment: I use plastic crates because they are easier to clean and more den like.
Petmate Ultra Vari Kennel
6 Sizes – so something for everyone.
For tiny pups: Petmate Deluxe Vari Kennel Jr,
(short for “Exercise Pen”) – you will need this to confine your puppy when you are out for long periods of time (2 hours or more to start) (If you are getting a toy breed purchase the 24” high version).
When you go out and leave your pup in the pen you will need Wee-Wee Pads.
If you are planning on wee wee pad training your dog in the long term, you’ll want to buy them in bulk.
You need a good enzymatic cleaner for “accidents” This is what I use Nature’s Miracle.
Toys that I leave in the crate with puppies.
Nylabone Dura Chew Value Pack,
Nylabone Dura Chew Plus Textured Ring Dog Chew Toy
Nylabone Proaction Dog Dental Chew
Nylabone Puppy Teething Rings Chew Toy
Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball
Stainless steel is the easiest to keep sanitary
Ethical 16-Ounce No-Tip Stainless Dish
Grannick’s Bitter Apple for Dogs Spray
Dog Beds:Dogs like soft things to lay on when not in their crates…
This is a nice option for in the pen- it’s easily washable and doesn’t take up too much room:
Midwest Quiet Time Bolster Pet Bed, Fleece
And for the living room, most dogs like something nice and cushy like this:
Brinkmann Pet Paw Print Pet Bed
Our training is based on Sarah Wilson’s My Smart Puppy work so her book/DVD combo is required reading.
My Smart Puppy (TM): Fun, Effective, and Easy Puppy Training