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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm New.. and need an opinion..

SO what are the 5 things your Hav has to Have??

Fave treats
Fave Brush and comb
Fave toy

whatever.... I want to get a few things for Jamaica and I'm a little out of the loop of what puppies likes.. treats toys and so on...

I have a wheaton terrior named Cledus and he doesn't chew a thing!! Not even bones!! he just cries and drool's until I let him outside to go burry it in the desert. weirdo! On the bright side I haven't lost a shoe to suspicious wet chew marks......hmmm "Jaaaammmmaaaaaiiiccca"
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Puppy needs are many...and havs a little more than some:

Many treats are not suitable for puppies, so be sure to talk with your pet food store. If your Jamaica turns out to be a finicky eater, well all the more difficult.

Toys that my Lola loves are anything that throws and squeaks - "unstuffed animals" - and as a puppy chew toys. She has a rubber ball that is perforated like a whiffle ball but soft, that I can stick a piece of jerky in and she will retreive it at the park, and play catch and then I treat her with the jerky when I want to distract her.

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Hmm, I'd say a buttercomb and a wooden pin brush.
A bed or two.
A flossie.
I use no grain treats but be careful of anything from China.
Lots and lots of love and patience. They are usually slow to potty train, and stick to you like velcro!
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Mine love Pipsqueaks and SkinEez, they're on sale right now at PPE Pet Supplies on line right now. They also love to chew on Flossies and their Kongs.
Beds are great and there are so many to choose from.
I bought lots of grooming stuff and finally caved and got the Chris Christensen stuff and love it, worth every penny.
Feed a good quality food and like Carole said, don't give anything made in China!!!

Photos please!!!

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1) Flossies
2)Phoebe's favorite toys "weigh nothing"- for example, a pink plush ball, 1.5 inch whiffle balls, "foxtail" toys- these are soft very light balls and fitted with a long nylon tail. She plays soccer and tiddlywinks with the whiffle balls. She "kills" the foxtails. For all of them, she tosses them in the air or over her shoulder. They let her play by herself- YAY
3) If you have access to a playhut tunnel/ tube, that is a great play environment for a puppy. A great destination during a bout of RLH indoors. if you don't have kids, try looking at a garage sale.
4) Round tupperware lids: they act as a frisbee and are lots of fun, and a challenge to pick up.
5) Tug toys. Kong makes a small sized "wubba" but you can make one out of knotted polartec fabric or whatever. Tug toys teach pups about having a soft mouth on human skin, teach bite inhibition, and work off lots of steam. They build a love of a toy as a treat- much lower calorie option. Puppies need to play with a tug toy- daily. Another Plus: if you time it right, you can start to teach "drop it" or "leave it" while playing. Time it for when the puppy is about to let go, then praise them like crazy.

6) watch what you feed as a treat. Try to use your kibble as treats and for training. Other good choices are Nature's Balance, and boiled chicken.



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YAY!! I happen to buy the "wubba" the first day we got her... and yes that is probably her fave!!
She has already chewed the ear off of her stuffed squirrel!!
I need to get the Flossies... they seem to be a hit!
And I'm gonna look at the CC brushes....
and yes I will post pics when I get some cute ones!... I find it hard cuz she's black, she kinda just disappears in the photos....
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Mine love Pipsqueaks and SkinEez, they're on sale right now at PPE Pet Supplies on line right now. They also love to chew on Flossies and their Kongs.
Beds are great and there are so many to choose from.
I bought lots of grooming stuff and finally caved and got the Chris Christensen stuff and love it, worth every penny.
Feed a good quality food and like Carole said, don't give anything made in China!!!

Photos please!!!
Thanks for the heads up Ann!


The SkinEez & the Kong Braidz toys are their new favorites. Kong also makes Dr.Noys x-small plush toys which are perfect for small pups & the adults love them too!

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squeaky toy- ball, flossies, CC wood pin brush, dog frisbee, hair accessories to pull hair back....I don't know these just came to me in seconds.

These are things my dogs like...I like the hair accessories.
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we could not live without our kongs...I forgot! and, Missy loves her doggie beds, Casper loves his crate.

I think I went over 5 things......

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we could not live without our kongs...I forgot! and, Missy loves her doggie beds, Casper loves his crate.

I think I went over 5 things......
I think its impossible to stick to just 5 things
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