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Picking up a puppy in 3 weeks. Am I missing something here?

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Mar 7, 2007
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Given that a puppy is a mix of two breeds that need regular grooming, I'd add slicker brush and comb to the list of supplies. And start looking for a groomer.
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Thanks for the great feed back everyone, its been a long six months of reading & watching videos in preparation of the big day! Thanks to your suggestions, I ordered 900 poop bags and a dog grooming kit from Amazon. Also inquired about the dog walking and obedience classes after the new years. Anyone have any suggestions for soft treat (store bought or recipes) suitable for a 8-9 week old pup for training? I understand that hard treats are not good for a pup this age.

Dog training Books/videos
2 x Clickers
Indoor Kennel/play pen
Crate
Crate Bedding
Blanket
Crate Cover
Toys
Food Bowl
Water Bowl
Soft Puppy Treats
Chosen a Vet - Don Head - http://www.vetratingz.com/reviews/1833/ ... linic.html (anyone know if this site is legit?)
Dog Pee Pads (for winter)
Leash
Collar
Poop Bags
Dog Grooming Kit
Dog walking
Obedience Classes
Last edited by FlukeSkywalker on Nov 4th, 2016 1:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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NubNub wrote:
Oct 28th, 2016 4:24 pm
For working couples/single owners that must leave their puppy home alone for hours, pee pads are needed.

If you have someone at home with the puppy all day long, ya ditch the pads.

You absolutely cannot allow the puppy to get into the habit of doing it's business on the floor/carpet.
Poor dog shouldn't be left alone for 8 -12 hrs... At least hire a dog walker to drop by during noon

@OP - in RFD style I take those plastic bags for produce at the grocery stores home :P
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george__ wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2016 11:24 pm
NubNub wrote:
Oct 28th, 2016 4:24 pm
For working couples/single owners that must leave their puppy home alone for hours, pee pads are needed.

If you have someone at home with the puppy all day long, ya ditch the pads.

You absolutely cannot allow the puppy to get into the habit of doing it's business on the floor/carpet.
Poor dog shouldn't be left alone for 8 -12 hrs... At least hire a dog walker to drop by during noon

@OP - in RFD style I take those plastic bags for produce at the grocery stores home :P
I get a plastic sleeve of flyers delivered every week and used to get the newspaper delivered every day the same way. Have a considerable supply of poop bags from this.
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FlukeSkywalker wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2016 11:24 pm
Thanks for the great feed back everyone, its been a long six months of reading & watching videos in preparation of the big day! Thanks to your suggestions, I ordered 900 poop bags and a dog grooming kit from Amazon. Also inquired about the dog walking and obedience classes after the new years. Anyone have any suggestions for soft treat (store bought or recipes) suitable for a 8-9 week old pup for training? I understand that hard treats are not good for a pup this age.

Dog training Books/videos
2 x Clickers
Indoor Kennel/play pen
Crate
Crate Bedding
Blanket
Crate Cover
Toys
Food Bowl
Water Bowl
Soft Puppy Treats
Chosen a Vet - Don Head - http://www.vetratingz.com/reviews/1833/ ... linic.html (anyone know if this site is legit?)
Dog Pee Pads (for winter)
Leash
Collar
Poop Bags
Dog Grooming Kit
Dog walking
Obedience Classes
When looking for treats, check country of origin. Never ever buy something from China. For homemade treats, do a google search. Most are basic recipes with different ingredients added on (ie. bacon, cheese, etc.). I have a food storage and eating container for mine. Your's is a small guy so won't need an elevated food bowl, but a storage bin for the food may be something to look at for convenience.

Post a pic of your pup when you get him!
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Nov 11, 2016
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I would recommend getting a blanket because they are like a baby. Or even a toy/ teddy bear they can cling on to for now.
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Oct 22, 2012
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I've gotten a couple of private messages for more details on what I bought, so I'll post some links and costs here (prices may have changed since I bought them).

2 x Dog training Books/videos/Kindle (youtube) = $25
1) https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00DNK ... UTF8&psc=1
2) https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B015BC ... UTF8&psc=1

4 x Clickers = $6
https://www.amazon.ca/Pet-Training-Clic ... ds=clicker

Indoor Kennel/play pen = $99
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.ca/store/p ... d=40816715

Crate = $82
https://www.wayfair.ca/Life-Stages-%25C ... W1734.html
24.75"H x 23.25"W x 36.75"L

Crate Bedding or Blanket/Towel = $25
https://www.wayfair.ca/Quiet-Time-Fleec ... W1013.html

Crate Cover = $10
Currently using a Beach Towel

Toys = $100.00 - approx
Various however one notable was
Snuggle Pet Products Brown Mutt SnugglePuppie

Food Bowl/Water Bowl = $25

Soft Puppy Treats = $40
http://www.costco.ca/Chewmasters-Freeze ... 69076.html
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/beggin-stri ... 0195561408
http://www.petsmart.ca/food-health/chew ... 520SELLERS
Boiled Chicken Breast

Vet Check up = $65
Flea Medication (not necessary at this time of the year but I got it just in case)

Dog Pee Pads = $30
https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-Trai ... ZERYEYDDDW

Leash = $20 (shipped to my address in the USA)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AA ... UTF8&psc=1

Collar = $15 (shipped to my address in the USA)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C8 ... UTF8&psc=1

Dog Tag = $12 (shipped to my address in the USA)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ ... UTF8&psc=1

Poop Bags = $17
= https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00NAB ... UTF8&psc=1

Dog Grooming Kit = $40

Dog walking = Not required atm otherwise $15-20 for 1 hour.

Obedience Classes = $300

Dog food = $46.99
http://www.globalpetfoods.com/brands-we-carry

Vinyl floor mat = $40
6 x 8 @ Home Depot

Total cost so far = $900 (give or take $20)
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You'll need a camera to take lots of pics.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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So cute!!!

Do you know if he/she is hypoallergenic and non-shedding??

had another friend who got a cockapoo who thought the puppy would be non-shedding but turns out he sheds a lot lol
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honggil wrote:
Nov 29th, 2016 11:12 am
So cute!!!

Do you know if he/she is hypoallergenic and non-shedding??

had another friend who got a cockapoo who thought the puppy would be non-shedding but turns out he sheds a lot lol
She's an extremely low shedding dog (all dogs shed to some extent unless they are bald) and her hair is hypoallergenic but not the dander. She still has her very soft puppy coat and we comb her every day with 2-3 different type of brushes everyday in order to get all the matted hair/tangles out and keep her hair soft. Her mommy and daddy also have hair that is hypoallergenic (not the dander) and are extremely low shedding.
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Jan 21, 2010
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Toronto
Your puppy is EXACTLY what I am searching for. can you share where you found him? I hope things are going well and you are enjoying the new family addition!
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May 3, 2008
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Markham
Does anyone have a good vet to recommend in the Markham area ? Also do all vets charge similar price for the same procedures (annual check up, diagnosis, etc) or it can vary a lot ? I notice there is a petsdrugmart online store that sells prescription 25-50% cheaper than buying it from the vet. Will a vet agree to just give you a prescription (like a doc) and permit buying elsewhere ?

Getting a puppy in 6 weeks time so doing my research and get ready now :)
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Apr 25, 2011
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Different veterinarians charge different amounts, and can also have different recommendations; for example some may charge more but are more up front about what needs to be done and don't suggest a ton of extra unnecessary procedures. City vets usually charge more than country vets. If price is a concern phone around and ask what an exam, vaccinations, and spaying/neutering will cost. Vets have different pricing structures so while one thing may be cheap another could be much higher.

As far as online prescriptions go, there may be a fee for the veterinarians time to fill an online prescription for you, which would work out to the product possibly being the same price as if you were to get it at the clinic itself. It's time consuming to fill an online rx and frustrating since those companies can store them in massive warehouses for dirt cheap rates when a vet does not have that luxury or space avaiable to cut costs. They need to order drugs weekly.
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Apr 13, 2009
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You'll need a treat pouch. Its a lot more convient and useful when your training with the clickers.

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