I will be getting my little dream hav pup very soon, have been studying this forum, and need to finalize supply list..
I see two types of crates.Solid plastic with door, and the metal kind with open , see through sides and top. Which type do you think is best? What size..would rather buy one now and not have to buy another bigger one later. Any brand recommendations?
WIll get pens.. maybe two. Need size / brand recommendations..One for inside to put crate and wee pads in, and one for outside . THought I would put the outdoor one where I want the little guy to do his business and I can stand there bleary eyed in the middle of the night and just set him down in it.
Will get wee pads, disposable ones for in the beginning.. Brand preference?
Collar and leash... Was thinking harness type, but would appreciate feedback.
Brush ... what type works best? My pup has a wavy coat..
For the car trip home (half hour) if I cannot get someone to go with me, what would work best? Bring crate with towel inside? Other ideas?
What am I forgetting? Please jump in with any advice.. Also appreciate advice re: brands of the above you like best..
Thanks in advance..,
Excited lilibit who is so excited she cannot sleep...
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new fur ball.
I use the midwest crates as well, double door. I have two a 24" that is permanently parked in my daughter's room where she sleeps and a 22" one that we use when we leave her alone or take her in the car. I would recommended getting a nice plush crate pad but you can get by with a towel or blanket as well.
I have the Iris 6 panel xpen which I use inside and is adjustable and you can even separate the sections to use as temporary gates or dividers.
I use washable peed pads so I am no help on the disposables.I have both a step in harness and a collar and I like the collar better, When your pup gets bigger and older many people use a rolled leather collar for the dog's comfort and it reduces matting of the fur. For a leash I'd recommend a inexpensive nylon 6' one to start with.
For brushes I have a wood pin and metal pin Chris Christensen which are really great and feel good on the skin. You will need a metal comb, the CC buttercomb 005 is really nice and a small face/flea comb to help remove the eye goop in the morning.
Chew toys.. mine like the nylabones but especially the puppy one with the raised nubs in the middle part. The flexi chews not as much. I also have a kong toy that I stuff with treats but when it's empty she isn't really interested in it to chew on.
If you are bringing her in the car by yourself I'd keep her in the crate. Hopefully the breeder gives you a stuffed toy or towel or something that has her mommy's/littermates scent on it to aid in the transition.
Good luck and congrats again