Ways to best get prepared for your H&H puppy:
A good crate is a must. It will make for the easiest transition while crate training, to take puppy right next to your bed at eye level with you when you go to sleep for the night. Usually a chair works great to set the crate on top of if your bedside table isn't large enough to do so. It's important not to separate baby from yourselves at night as they are going to find comfort in you. You will more than likely have to sleep with your hand in the crate for the first few nights so they know they aren't alone and you are still there when the lights go out. You will become the new "pack" members and leaders, so it is extremely important that you don't segregate baby in his/her crate at night from you. It's also nice to buy a crate with a divider like the one I've linked, this way you only need to purchase one crate for a while instead of multiple as puppy grows.
I really like this one its a "kit" which makes it simple and easy:
Food. Babies are being raised on FORZA10 Nutraceutic Legend Skin Grain-Free Wild Caught Anchovy Dry Dog Food. I will send home some food with them, but its best to buy some ahead of time.
Here is the link to the food:
Forza10 Nutraceutic Legend Skin Grain-Free Wild Caught Anchovy Dry Dog Food
Brushes. I have used every brush imaginable, but I recently found this awesome interchangeable brush for all the hair needs! It is awesome and such a great deal.
Here is the link to the brushes I use:
Shampoo & grooming. I try to use as natural products as possible when it comes to bathing. Dogs' skin can be very sensitive and I prefer my babies skin to be happily hydrated and not itchy and dried out from using harmful products. I love Isle of Dogs everyday, specifically the silky oatmeal shampoo for my adults and babies!
Here is the link to the shampoo: Isle of Dogs everyday
Toys. It is important to make sure babies have plenty of safe toys at their disposal at all times. This will help keep them from using you or your shoes as their chew toy. I like to order a large batch of toys or find them locally on sale which lasts for a great while for each adult. The puppies go through them quicker as teething is their most favorite pastime until they get their adult teeth. I like to avoid toys with squeakers and small pieces until dogs are able to be trusted not to ingest every tiny thing they chew off toys. Be sure to take any toys away if they start to be chewed into smaller pieces that could be harmful if ingested. This will save you a trip to the vet office for any emergencies!
Here is a few links to toys I purchase for our own tribe:
Yak Himalayan Cheese Dog Treats
I will send your baby home with a blanket that smells like momma and siblings to help ease the transition. Lots of toys, AKC registration papers are also provided. I will send home information about crate training, puppy development, a detailed feeding schedule, and printed questions and my answers to families most asked questions. And of course if you have other questions that aren't included in the packet or would like to discuss any of them further please don't hesitate to reach out :)