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I picked up one of the last "major" things for my soon to be puppy, the crate!

I now have:
Crate (36" - 24" - 27" I believe)
Food/Water bowls
2 puppy kongs (medium)
one puppy wubba kong
Large Plush heart
one Orbee-tuff small ball (may give that one to my ferrets, seems a bit small)
one Orbo medium planet
Air Kong stick
Wip-It
a few tennis balls
Nail clippers
Leash and collar for when he comes home (I want to get a harness and a better collar once I have him)
shampoo/conditioner
tooth brush and tooth paste

I also got a natural beef bone? I don't no if thats safe or not for him while he's a puppy. It looks like this one Here . Any ideas on it?

I think thats everything...

I still need to get brushes and a hair clipper, a name tag, harness (when I get him), training leash (one of those really long ones) and a bed once he's more house trained. Oh as well as food and some treats. I've decided on Acana Puppy and Junior for food.

If the beef bone isn't such a good idea, whats some chew type bones that are good for puppies. I know that raw hide isn't such a good idea, but whats some others that I could get?

*woot* The puppy is due to be born in 10 days!
 

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My puppy loves nylabones. Around here, they have hard plastic ones with chicken flavor on them (idk how haha), a softer (but still tough) plastic, edible dental bones, and edible bacon-flavored bones which he loves to death! That may be just because he's a huge bacon freak, but maybe your pup will love them too.

Yea, there are lots of nylabone products.. hope this helps:
http://www.nylabone.com/products/

And congrats on your new pup! :]
 

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Thanks...I'll look to see if I can get some of them as well!

And I can't wait to see pictures of the pups, and pick out my boy! Its taking sooo long for them to be born and then the 8 weeks after that *dies*
 

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Congratulations! :D

Nylabones are really great. I get them for my dogs as well. They come in all different sizes. I always just get them at the grocery store but they have them in pet stores as well.
 

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What kind of puppy? Do you have a name picked out? Will you be getting a girl or boy? Congrats! :)
 

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I'm planning more on a Boy than Girl but that all depends when I see the little ones :)

And he's going to be an English Springer Spaniel. The only problem with the breeder I'm going to is shes so far away, I'll have to pick from a picture as I can only make one trip :( But :D I can't wait!

Oh and nope no name yet :)
 

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Wow, deja vu moment here. You sound like me! Felt like yesterday I was posting away and away on the forums, asking for supply/food/breeder/training method inputs. Actually, I still am asking questions all the time. But now, my puppy is born and only 4 more weeks before he comes home. Let us know when your pup is born and if you decide male or female... I am so excited for you!

I second the suggestion for a Nylabone, a much better and safer choice than rawhide bones. And the Good Cuz/Bad Cuz toys are great, and very hardy from what I hear. Also, training books help a lot! Fun to read, and very useful. Those "For Dummies" books are great. Do you have a vet, and are you planning on puppy classes? Have you "puppy proofed" the house?

How exciting!
 

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Thanks Equinox :D

Its very exciting! I've really missed having a dog around since Max passed away in September (he was 15, so he lived a long age but :( ).

I work at a vet so that will be my vet :D . Puppy classes I don't no about right now, as I don't have time to go to them, at least right now *unless I can get Saturdays or Sundays). Though maybe I will, I'll have to call a few places. My house is Ferret proofed so, its pretty much puppy proofed ;) Just have to go a little bit higher in the proofing.

What breed's your puppy that your getting?
 

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my dog is not much of a toy lover, but he is absolutely OBSESSED with his orbee tuff planet ball. You have been for warned!

p.s. CONGRATULATIONS! can't wait for pictures!
 

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I'll be getting a German shepherd :) Waiting on new pictures of him and his littermates from the breeder. I know just how exciting and LONG waiting for a new puppy is!

Oh - you forgot a very very important thing - a camera!! Take lots and LOTS of pictures, because those pups grow fast!
 

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Thanks everyone :D

Locke, LOL my ferrets LOVE the small one, so I had a feeling that the pup might be the same way, thanks :D

And I have a camera :D . I'm a nut with picture taking so...there will be lots :D *woot* 9 more days and they are due!
 
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