New Dog or Puppy Owner Checklist!
Congratulations – you just made the decision, or already brought home, a darling new addition to the family! Bringing home a new dog or puppy is one of the finer joys in life. With the unlimited love, loyalty, and laughter a pet brings to the family, it’s no wonder that dogs are the most popular pet to have. However, you may be wondering what your pup’s exact needs are… If you’re looking for the perfect new dog or puppy owner checklist, we’ve got you covered! Here’s our Top 3 must haves for your new dog and everything you need to know.
#1 - A Bed
Much like humans, dogs and puppies need their own comfortable place to sleep! On average, puppies and senior dogs should be getting somewhere between 18 to 20 hours of sleep per day, whereas adult dogs should be getting about eight to 14, according to Casper. This can also vary based on their size. Tiny adult breeds need about 14 to 16 hours a day, Medium breeds need about ten to 14 hours a day, and large breeds need about 18 hours on average daily.
Dogs need good, quality sleep to ensure their quality of life. Some breeds are more prone to arthritis or hip dysplasia, meaning a good quality dog bed can both help preserve and support their joint health. Aside from that, a good dog also needs a place to call their own where they can relax. Much like our beds are our safe havens, the same is true for dogs and puppies!
Our #1 seller is our favorite Wool Filled Dog Bed. Designed with comfort and ease in mind, the removable machine washable cover makes for easy cleaning.
The attributes of wool fiber makes it ideal for dog beds!
- If you have a dog with sore joints, arthritis or that has just had surgery then a wool dog bed may be just what your dog needs. The Resiliency of wool provides even weight support so there is less pressure on painful joints and muscles.
- Wool facilitates a more comfortable individual body temperature so you dog can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. A Better quality of sleep soothes the pain receptors in your dog's body.
- Wool adapts to the temperature of its environment, meaning it’s cozy all year-round! Wool keeps your dog warmer in the winter because wool is one of the best natural insulators. Wool also helps to keep skin cooler in the summer by wicking away moisture unlike memory foam which is very hot.
- Wool is hygienic and hypoallergenic with natural odor resistance. it effectively controls the growth of bacteria, mould, mildew and musty odours and wool naturally repels dust mites.
#2 - Toys
We couldn’t imagine life without our phones and appliances to keep us endlessly entertained and stimulated. The same goes for toys when it comes to dogs! Toys serve many purposes in your pup’s life, including mental, physical, and emotional stimulation. Dogs are natural chewers and love to play. By providing them toys, you encourage their natural instincts in a fun and healthy way!
With our wide range of dog toy selections, priming your area with safe, fun, and durable chew toys has never been easier. Whether you have a teething puppy or a sentimental senior, there’s a perfect toy for every pup out there. Formulated from hemp, coco husk, and non-toxic natural rubber, we provide safe and stimulation solutions for pups of all ages!
#3 - Treats and Food
As we all know, dogs and puppies are highly food-motivated creatures. Treats come in wildy helpful when training a new puppy. And whoever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, has never seen the power of treats!
By rewarding positive behavior with treats, you are teaching your pup the power of obedience. Dogs have been used for centuries as working animals, meaning that their natural drive to work and obey their owners is biologically instilled in them. With our natural treat combo pack, you can show your pup that food is love! These 100 percent natural treats are free from harmful preservatives, artificial flavors, and sweeteners.
We hope that this checklist has set you, and your new canine best friend, up for success! Showing them love has never been so easy. With these tips, your pup is sure to acclimate to their “furever” home in no time.