Puppies need lots of food. Kibble, canned, frozen, raw, do it yourself. Maybe you’ll choose a combination of all of the above. I love anything that gives dogs variety, in their diet. And whatever you choose, they all cost money, and food is not the place to skimp. Toys, yah, yah. No they don’t need toys, of course they do. You want two toys for a puppy, tug toys, tough toys, raw bones. And if you’ve got a ball oriented breed, you’ll want not just one ball, but many, many, and same with a Frisbee. If your dog likes to jump and catch, a Frisbee would be great.
And for those of you like me, who can’t throw very far, chuck it. Which is an extension of your arm, ball holder on the end. It’s fabulous for throwing the ball. Squeaky toys puzzle toys. All of those run between $510 and maybe a little more dollars. So you can see where the money is going. It’s kind of running out of your wallet. Then when you get your puppy home, right off the top you might want an in home puppy trainer. And of course you all know, that’s exactly what I do. And so if there’s no in home puppy trainer in your area, or you could just pick me. Then shoot me an email at judethepuppynanny.com. And if you’re not on the sunshine coast BC where I am, we can set it up via Skype. Then you’ll want puppy classes. And if you decide you’re gonna do the whole thing yourself, you will need some guidelines. I recommend watching certain people on YouTube like Zak George. Check out Ian Dunbar work. There’s a bunch of very positive, oriented trainers, and those are the people I’m recommending to you. And if you decide you need some written guidelines or some guidelines on your computer.
As your puppy gets older, there will be more classes, and some of them may include things like hurting, and nose working, agility. You might even want to consider a professional puppy trainer like Who’s Walking Who. Because you want to make sure, that your dog is well exercised, and is leading a quality life. I don’t know a whole lot about pet insurance yet. It’s one of items on my list to research, because when I first got Jack, and subsequently Goss, I’m not even sure it was available. However because I like the pugs. That’s a short gushy face dogs. I certainly will be looking at it this time. And you’ll want to do some research, on the general health of the breed, you’ve chosen. Then start looking at pet insurance providers, and comparing what they offer. When you get the policy, make sure you read it. But try and find out ahead of time, what’s excluded and what the deductible is. Because there really is no such thing as all inclusive policy. As you’re considering the pet insurance, you wanna think about what are possible things that might happen, that would be costly, and you weigh the risk.