Items to prepare you for your puppy

After years of being asked what products that I use or suggest, I complied a clickable list of items you will need to purchase before you bring your puppy home as well as products that you may want later in one easy and simple place to locate them.

Everything you need is just a click away:

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  • Wire crate with adjustable panel so the crate can grow with your puppy

  • Crate cover

  • Crate bed - not to be used for the first few months

  • Bed for outside the crate

  • Water bowl

  • Food bowl

  • Nylon collar and 6 ft. leash

  • Shampoo

  • Slicker brush

  • Metal comb

  • Waste bag tote and bags

  • Dental care kit

  • Nail clippers

  • Stain and Odor eliminator spray

  • Ear cleaner Ear powder Bitter Apple deterrent spray

  • At least 5 appropriate toys



Petites-24” wire crate - crate and cover available in pink, blue or black

Minis-30” wire crate - crate and cover available in black

Medium-36” wire crate - crate and cover available in black

Standard-36-42” wire crates - crate and cover available in black

An adjustable divider is a must and not all crates come with ones. A travel crate (plastic) for car travel and to have an extra crate at home - 18.96” for micro petites & petites, 24.6” for minis and mediums, and 28.01” for standards. K9 Ballistics dog beds are the toughest ones I have used and may last through your puppy’s chewing stages.

2 Bowls for water & food-ceramic is the best for cleaning and not being spilled

Harness-small for micro petites, petites, & minis, medium for medium and standards

Retractable leash suitable for up to 77 lb. dogs for bathroom outings

Regular 6 ft. leash for walking

Waste tote and bags for your walks outside your yard

Personalized collar-small should fit all sizes puppies, choose a color to match the leash

Slicker brush - large

Nail clipper - clip nails monthly

Metal comb - 7.25 inch - for use after the slicker brush to find matts forming

Matt Zapper - expensive, but worth it as the brush can help avoid a shave down

Potty bells are the quickest way for your puppy to learn to ask out

Fluffy Puppy tearless shampoo

Ear Powder- for use after a bath to remove added moisture causing ear infection

Toothbrush-to keep plaque from forming

Frontline Plus - for use from Easter to Thanksgiving

Escape proof harness. it isn’t for young puppies, but comes in handy for walks with puppies that are a little older, and of course adults.

Trash cans need a lid to keep puppies out!

Travel carrier for planes and cars- large for all size puppies. Many colors are available.

Xpens for outdoors or for kitchen use when you can’t 100% supervise play time. get a 36” as most puppies can climb out of a 24” by 10 weeks of age.

Harness that works with your seat belt and is recommended for all car rides. Buy small

A variety of safe toys, alternate which ones you out in the crates so your puppy is always occupied.

Nicer crates and gates to blend better with your furniture

Sprayers that hook to faucets makes bath time easier

For use during light supervision such as in the kitchen while you cook dinner. A puppy should not be left in an xpen completely unsupervised. I would recommend a 36” tall one for minis and larger and a 24” one for petites and micro petites

I give probiotics to all my adult dogs and puppies daily. It boosts the immunesystem and aids in digestion just to mention a few benefits.

snuggle puppies

Snuggle Puppies help to comfort you puppy during the transition of being part of a litter to being an individual puppy. Snuggle Puppies have a heat pach and a heart beat that mimicks a real littermate and will help your puppy sleep better during this transition. Place the Snuggle Puppy in the crate with your new puppy at night and hopefully everyone will have an easier time settling in to this new stage of life.

KNUdawn keeps an inventory of snuggle Puppies. You can pick one up with your puppy or one can be shipped to you. KNUdawn does not make any profits from the sales of Snuggle Puppies. Ir you would like to order a Snuggle Puppy to help your puppy during its transition to its new home, . You can bring your check with you when you come pick up your real puppy or you can mail it to me at …………….. with mailing instructions. If you are picking up your Snuggle Puppy when you come for your puppy, the price is $40. If you wish to have your Snuggle Puppy mailed to you, the price is $48 to cover the postage. if you are using our delivery service for your puppy, the Snuggle Puppy will be delivered as well so no postage needs to be added to the cost. Please Email me to place your order so I can be sure I have one waiting for you.