Kirjoita tämä teksti suomeksi siten, että asiat tulevat kerrotuksi mutta teksti ei ole kopioitu, Älä käytä brändinimiä. Kirjoita teksti yhtä pitkäksi, mutta erilaisella rakenteella kuin alkuperäinen. Alkuperäinen teksti: ” This post may contain affiliate links. We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.When I was 32 years old I finally decided I was ready for a dog of my own. However, I had no idea where to start!?Back then we didn’t have the same resources we do today….like today’s awesome blog post…Today, we have our checklist of dog essentials for new owners! Yep, this is our ultimate guide to getting a dog (at least all of the items you’ll need for your new best buddy).Read on to find out exactly what you need for your new dog!UPDATE: This post was originally published on MyDogLikes on February 17th, 2016. We recently updated and republished here on PuppyInTraining.com.So, you’re getting a dog!Congratulations, how exciting! Whether you are a first time dog parent, putting together a new puppy checklist, or a seasoned veteran in dog ownership, this resource guide will be helpful as you create your list (and check it twice) with all the necessities, lifesavers, and good to have’s that make owning and loving a dog such a fun and rewarding experience.Hmmm…was that a run on sentence? Anyhoo…If it all seems a bit overwhelming, relax! By no means do you need everything on this list right away.Instead, we wanted to put together a comprehensive resource for dog owners to learn about what dog supplies are out there.For your convenience we have also linked to many of our reviews throughout the post in case you want to learn more.So go ahead and scroll to get started – Or if you prefer, use the Table of Contents below for easy browsing!59 Dog Essentials For New Owners1. FoodOne of the most important decisions you will need to make is what to feed your new best friend.There are a lot of dog food options on the market in a variety of forms – standard kibble, grain free kibble, raw, freeze dried raw, and even items designed to help you to prepare your own dog food!You will want to speak with your vet, do some research and decide what best fits into your lifestyle and budget.We think choosing the right food makes all the difference and know that good health starts in the kitchen!Want to make things easier? Try out a premium dog food delivery service!2. Food and Water BowlsYour new puppy needs something to eat and drink out of!You will want to choose a stainless steel or ceramic bowl that is easy to clean and will not hold on to bacteria or corrode.We love our Double Feeder from Messy Mutts (pictured above) because the bowls sit in an easy to clean non-slip silicone mat. It even has a raised edge to contain spills!If you have never had a dog before, you may not understand the significance of this, but they are not always neat and tidy when eating and drinking.3. Dog CollarNo list of dog necessities would be complete without mentioning collars!When it comes to dog collars you can have your pick of colors and styles.Remember that your dog will likely be wearing this day in and day out for years so durability is a major concern.It is also important to keep in mind the type of activities your dog will be participating in.For example, their are waterproof dog collars for swimming, reflective collars for walking at night, and even tracking collars for safety and security!We have reviewed plenty of dog collars over the years but our absolute favorite is the RUHA Leather Dog Collar that Harley is wearing in the photo above.He has been wearing this daily for a year and a half and it still looks as good as the day we got it.It has withstood plenty of wear and tear as well as conditions such as water, snow, and mud.RUHA collars can also be laser engraved with your dogs name and even your phone number! That means no more jingle from dog tags!Make sure to choose a collar that is the appropriate size for your dog (you should be able to fit 1-2 of your fingers between the collar and their skin when secured).While no one wants to think about the worst case scenario, a collar with appropriate identification is one of the easiest ways to reunite you and your dog should you ever be separated.4. Dog LeashRegularly walking your dog is important not only for the physical exercise but for the mental stimulation it provides.Daily exploring and adventures can also go a long way in forming a bond with your companion.Remember that that walk around the block can be their only glimpse into the outside world on a given day!Don’t rush – enjoy your time together! Let them smell the smells and explore their environment. You will want to pick up a leash that is sturdy yet comfortable in your hand.Their are plenty of options available including nylon, paracord, and even leather. Though retractable leashes are popular, we do not recommend them.Retractable leashes can make it difficult to control your dog and cause injuries to the people that use them. 5. ID TagsEasily one of the most important items on this list.Identification tags with a contact phone number could save your dogs life and make sure they are returned to you in an emergency.They are available at any pet store and can be engraved in a matter of minutes.Pair these with microchipping from your vet/a microchipping clinic and your dog can be identified even if a tag is lost or removed. 6. Air Tight Storage ContainerA large storage container will help keep your dog’s food fresh after you open the bag. We suggest something with a sealing and locking lid.Not only will this keep out air, but any curious paws (or creepy crawly friends) as well!We love air tight containers for treats once they have been opened as well. Treats will retain their smell and last longer when stored properly! 7. Measuring Scoop/ Electronic ScaleRegulating your dog’s weight is extremely important, and proper calorie management is essential to this cause.A measuring scoop or small kitchen scale will help assure that you are supplying the proper portions.We love our collapsible measuring scoop from Dexas because it is so easy to travel with. It even has a built in clip to keep your food bag closed!8. Dog BedUnless you want to be sharing your bed with your furry friend, a dog bed is a must. There are several popular styles including corner, bumper and nest.We purchased the West Paw Design Bumper Bed for Harley several years ago and couldn’t be happier. It is HUGE, soft, and durable.Best of all – washing it and keeping that dog smell at bay is a breeze! Next up, we have our eyes on this ZenDen bed for little Charlie!For Your Outdoor Adventures and Travel9. HarnessDepending on your dogs behavior on the leash, a harness is an excellent option if you need a bit more control.For dogs who love to pull, we love the PetSafe Easy Walk Harness. This harness works by redirecting your dog and connects in the front to provide tons of control.Not sure what you need?There are several different styles available with leash attachments on the back or the front.If you have a SERIOUS puller, a standard harness may not be the right choice, read below for our favorite no-pull harness!10. Gentle LeaderHands down the best solution for a pulling dog!Let me say this and get it out of the way.Your dog does not need a prong or choke collar! I repeat, your dog does NOT need a prong or choke collar.The gentle leader is a harness that attaches over the snout and behind the head. It is designed in such a way that when the dog pulls, their head moves backward toward you as opposed to their body surging ahead.This is how animals which are massively powerful (think horses) are controlled and led by humans.The gentle leader completely solves the pulling issue for many dogs as they realize that that behavior does not yield the result they are looking for.We started using this for Charlie as an exuberant young pup and it did wonders on his leash skills!He no longer requires it for daily walks but it is still great to have on hand when we are taking him through crowded areas.11. Dog Treat PouchWhether you are working on a new trick or standard obedience, you will need treats to reinforce good behavior.A waist mountable…
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