Do you have recommendations on items I should buy to prepare?
YES! We highly recommend you check out this link of OUR favorite products:
We also believe this is another good resource for new puppy owners, put together by a fellow trainer and German Shepherd breeder:
In particular, check out Susanne’s recommendations for “enrichment and toys (varying ages)” and “puppy pacifiers”.
A few notes:
Treats are basically anything your dog really likes!! This is just a short list of my preferred treats. I want things that come very small or I can break into small pieces. I usually break treats into PEA-SIZED or smaller pieces. They don’t need big pieces!! These are my go-to’s for puppy treats and chew items.
- Store bought treats
- The puppy’s dry food
- Hot Dogs
- Costco Meatballs
- String cheese
- Sandwich meat
Chew items are used to keep your puppy busy in her crate or in the house and hopefully keep her occupied and away from furniture!! I always watch my dogs eat new chew items the first few times to make sure they can handle it. There is always a risk in giving chew items, but I could choke on a skittle also!! I use these items regularly with dogs and have never had a problem, but you should be aware. Rawhide is not advised as it has a higher risk of choking.